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Spring has sprung

The Scottish Snowdrop Festival, organised by Discover Scottish Gardens, runs from 28 January to 12 March. Participating gardens and woodlands can be entered for a small ticket price, a donation, or for free, at many venues across the region.

There are five key events in Dumfries & Galloway during the Scottish Snowdrop Festival. You can get involved by attending and sharing images with us by using #ScotSpirit on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

  

 

• Castle Kennedy Gardens - enjoy the beautiful swathes of snowdrops and spring bulbs on the romantic woodland walks and loch-side drives open once a year.

 

• Logan Botanic Garden - Snowdrops on Sundays - enjoy enchanting displays of snowdrops at 'Scotland's most exotic garden' as well as a number of early flowering rhododendrons and camellias.

• Brooklands, Crocketford - carpets of snowdrops can be seen in the mature woodland garden. Visits are by arrangement.

• Craichlaw, Newton Stewart - boasting a formal garden set in extensive grounds with lawns, lochs and woodland with an especially beautiful display of snowdrops.

• Barjarg Tower - these gardens have undergone a lot of development since they were last open. There is a beautiful carpet of snowdrops that appear in early spring, open from 23 to 26 February, 10am-4pm.

Find out more at visitscotland.com.

The festival has proved to be very successful, with some locations seeing as much as a 50% increase in visitor numbers during the festival period. Why not share and promote these events on your social media sites and draw visitors to your local area? Don’t forget #ScotSpirit.

More information on the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2017 can be found in our blog on visitscotland.com.

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