Exploring the Snowdrops at Rococo Garden
This time last year, Emily and I visited Rococo Garden in Painswick for the first time. I had heard that the snowdrops there were really impressive, and I wasn’t disappointed. Freyja missed out though, so making the most of a nice day during the half term holiday, the three of us paid another visit. It was a gloriously sunny day, with bright blue skies. Just like last year, parts of the gardens were covered in a white carpet of snowdrops. If you didn’t know better, you might have thought there was a dusting of snow on the ground.
Despite visiting last year, I was still blown away by the sheer numbers of snowdrops. There are thought to be about 5 million in the garden. The huge swathes are so impressive. They also completely transform parts of the gardens. However, even though the quantity of the flowers is a sight in itself, it’s hard not to marvel at the beauty of the individual flowers. There are 15 different varieties of snowdrops at Rococo Garden. From a distance, you just see the mass of white, but on closer inspection, you really do appreciate the distances between the different species.
The snowdrops provided a lovely background for getting some pictures of the girls. Freyja is more than happy to pose for photos now but Emily will usually pull faces, so getting nice pictures of them can be a little challenging! For most of the holiday, the girls have actually been quite good. They have been getting on with each other really well too. For the most part, they cooperated for photographs – but I did bribe them with the promise of lunch out together afterwards!
After the girls indulged me by posing for some photos, I let them have free reign of where they wanted to go in the garden. They headed straight for the Exedra. Here they spent some time looking at their reflections in the pool.
We then decided to try the maze. Freyja decided to be the leader, and we got in and, more importantly, out again unscathed!
We finished off at the Red House. It is the girls’ favourite building, and has lovely views over the gardens, and the surrounding countryside.
If you are local to Gloucestershire and haven’t been up to Rococo Garden yet, it is well worth a visit especially at this time of year. The snowdrops there really do have to be seen!