This year Little Ponton Hall opened for its annual snowdrop weekend on the 11th/12th February to raise money for the Lincolnshire Down's Syndrome Support Group. Only being open for one weekend means that waiting for good weather is not an option. This weekend did not see good weather. It was probably the uniformly most cold weekend of the winter that barely reached above 3 degrees. It also decided to stay uniformly grey and alternate between rain, sleet, snow, drizzle and rain etc. The weather was quite frankly unpleasant.
This year we were very restrained and did not buy lots of plants. We did buy some snowdrops because it is rude and (as I repeatedly say) against the law not to. You cannot visit a snowdrop garden where they sell snowdrops and leave without any. They will check you at the gate and, more importantly, you will regret it as soon as you leave.
Despite the weather we fuelled ourselves and kept our spirits up with soup and cake and had a thoroughly nice time. We pondered whether we were crazy for wandering around outside on such a vile day, but we agreed it was better than staying at home and doing domestic chores.
Other snowdrop visits this year:
Easton Walled Gardens
Blackberry Garden snowdrops
Holme Pierrepont Hall