Shaftesbury Snowdrops 2023

Shaftesbury Snowdrops 2023


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Date: Wed, 1st February 2023 - Wed, 15th March 2023

Time: All Day

Location: Various Locations in Shaftesbury, Shaftesbury

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Shaftesbury Snowdrops 2023


Shaftesbury’s Snowdrop Festival is back!

The season runs from late January to mid March, with the main Snowdrop Event taking place on Saturday 18th February.

Shaftesbury Snowdrops is a unique project to create a natural legacy from late Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Shaftesbury’s snowdrop season is one of the biggest events of its type in the country and the town’s free snowdrop walks, including wheelchair and pushchair accessible routes, can be enjoyed by all, including dogs. Activities on offer during the season include an open snowdrop art exhibition at Shaftesbury Arts Centre, snowdrop-themed craft classes and visits to local landmarks.

The Shaftesbury Snowdrop Event – Saturday 18th February 2023

  1. There will be children’s morning and afternoon lantern making workshops held at the Trinity Centre Bimport. Ticket only entry unless you only need to refurbish a lantern from last year in which case just turn up.
    Times Morning: 10.30-13.00. Afternoon 13.30-16.00
    Under 9s must be accompanied by adult. Limited numbers, free tickets from the TIC in person only.
  2. At 11.00 in the Arts Centre there will be a fascinating talk by Gail Harland of the RHS. We are so lucky to have her this year. Free admission – donations at door welcome. Tickets from the TIC.
  3. After the talk people are free to have lunch anywhere they wish in the town and walk among the snowdrops in the grounds of the Trinity Centre or visit the arts centre gallery for the Snowdrops in Arts exhibition.
  4. Snowdrop walks are available from the TIC (20p each).
  5. In the afternoon Springhead at Fontmell Magna will be holding an open garden including a chance to see the Heritage Collection. Open 13.00-Dusk. Refreshments available. Free admission but donations welcome.
  6. At 18.00 there will be lantern procession from the Trinity Centre around the town and Park Walk. There will be dances by Steps in Time accompanied by musicians.
  7. After the procession musicians and possibly dancers will retire to a town hostelry for more music and revelry.

The National Trust’s Kingston Lacy gardens will also be open during February for more snowdrops.

Further afield you can visit Tyneham Village and Upton Country Park for great displays.


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Various Locations in Shaftesbury (View more Events at this Location)
High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AA United Kingdom

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