“We think the snowdrops here at Welford Park were planted by the Norman monks to decorate their Church for the feast of Candlemas, and also for medicinal use. The monks harvested snowdrops and used to rub them on the temple of people suffering from “mal au tete”. Close to the snowdrop woods we have also found wild aconitum, petasites and mistletoe all of which have strong healing properties”
Last weekend we visited Welford Park with my good chum Tanya and her daughter and son-in-law-to-be. It was very much an impromptu visit, decided late the night before. I love a good spur of the moment decision, something I’ve not made many of lately.
Long-term readers may remember we visited Welford Park in 2016 for the first time. Now is the perfect time to see the snowdrops at Welford Park, which is located at Newbury.
Opening times and dates: Welford Park is open Wednesday – Sunday from 11am – 4pm until 1st March – so February Half Term is the perfect time to visit.
Cost of entry: Entry is priced at just £6 for adults, £2 for children over 4 years and under 4’s free, Welford Park offers a cheap day out – although I’d recommend taking extra for their tea rooms.
Parking at Welford Park: There’s ample parking and attendants to help people across the lane from the car park to the entrance and they are only too happy to stop and chat and tell you about the Parks history. There’s a separate car park for disabled visitors which is situated slightly closer to the entrance. Both are clearly signposted.
Getting there: I popped the address, Welford Park, Newbury RG20 8HU, into my SatNav and it directed us there with no troubles. You’ll start seeing signs for the Snowdrop Gardens when you are nearly there, it’s well sign posted.
Thanks to everyone who joined in last week, I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone soon x