|Snowdrops at Flatford Wildlife Garden|
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has a wildlife garden on the banks of the River Stour at Flatford. It aims to show how gardens can benefit wildlife and look beautiful at the same time. Details on the RSPB site here.
Map link: Flatford
|Drift of snowdrops by the entrance gate|
Snowdrops blossom in late February, a welcome sign of spring to come, and Flatford Wildlife Garden is holding a Snowdrop Weekend on 22-23 February 2014. As well as access to the garden, there will be plants for sale and activities such as seed planting. Details on the Events page at the website.
|Snowdrops in a hazel coppice|
Snowdrops flower early so that they can make full use of the sunlight shining on the woodland floor, before the leaves on shrubs and trees develop later in the season and cast shade.
|Close-up of snowdrops|
The snowdrops are not alone; other flowers such as violets are also starting to blossom for spring.
|Sweet violets by the entrance gate|