It is the twenty-sixth consecutive year of Hodsock opening for snowdrops. What at the time seemed a lot of visitors on the first day, a goodly 700, has now developed into between 15-18,000 over the opening period.
George had introduced the day by telling us that part of the feedback from their very first opening day in 1991 was 'never lose the magic' and that they try to use this as their guide when they open the gardens. I can confidently state that the magic is intact.
Other snowdrop visits this year:
Easton Walled Gardens
Little Ponton Hall
Blackberry Garden snowdrops
Holme Pierrepont Hall