Snowdrop Festival at Dunvegan Castle
Venue: Dunvegan Castle | City: Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
Dunvegan Castle is once again taking part in the annual Scottish Snowdrop festival, along with many other gardens across the country.
Visitors are invited to come and view the snowdrops throughout the gardens on the 8th and 20th February 10am to 2pm.
The gardeners will be hard at work, making sure everything looks wonderful for when the Castle and Gardens open for the season. The café will be open for tea, coffee and cakes for a donation to local charity. Dunvegan Castle look forward to welcoming visitors but do say "remember to wrap up warm, bring waterproofs and wear sensible footwear."
This is one Scotland’s most spectacular flower festivals organised by garden tourism group Discover Scottish Gardens and supported by VisitScotland, the Festival aims to encourage locals and tourists to enjoy the wonders of Scotland’s gardens during the snowdrop flowering period and highlight the country’s diverse collections.
The Festival attracts organisations including the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the National Trust for Scotland and will showcase an array of events across the breadth of the country, from Dunvegan Castle in the Isle of Skye to Dryburgh Abbey in the Scottish Borders.
Catherine Erskine, Chair of Discover Scottish Gardens and founder of the Snowdrop Festival in Scotland, said: “Over the years, more of us are falling in love with the dainty winter flower and very much look forward to the Festival as gardens open up again for the new year. We are very lucky in Scotland to have some truly stunning sites to visit, many of which open their doors for the Snowdrop Festival, showcasing another spectacular side to their gardens. As the Festival grows in popularity, we encourage the younger generation to discover the world of snowdrops for themselves, as well as the Highland’s stunning landscapes and historic sites.”
There are currently around 20 species of the herbaceous plant, scientifically known as Galanthus, and over 2,500 named varieties. Its versatility and hardiness allow it to thrive in Scotland’s climate.
For full festival highlights and events listings across Scotland, visit https://www.visitscotland.com/snowdrops
- 2019-02-20 10:00 AM
- 2019-02-08 10:00 AM
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