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Snowdrop Visitor Day

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free – £22.00

Mother nature has sent the snowdrops early, so we’re bringing the date forward to see them at their best!

Join us in February for a self-guided walk through the tranquil Dell of Tortworth Arboretum. This month we’re celebrating a forest floor spectacle as snowdrops carpet the arboretum!

We invite you to enjoy the peace of this tranquil place, follow a map of marked trails or go off grid and create your own.

This ancient woodland was once overrun by bramble and bracken, and since 2014 has been carefully restored by a dedicated team of volunteers. They have uncovered an arena and steps once used by donkeys to transport produce from the kitchen gardens to the main house, plus a stunning collection of over 600, native, exotic and veteran trees.

As the ground was cleared we were rewarded with carpets of seasonal flowers, including snowdrops and bluebells.

Work now focuses on replanting and maintaining the arboretum. The team have created paths and cleared around trees and plants so they can flourish and be enjoyed, and are improving labelling and signage. It’s still wild in places, and we plan to keep it that way because it’s part of what makes this place unique. Moreover, it’s also great for wildlife.

Once you’ve finished your walk, or if you need a brief break just follow the enticing smell of woodsmoke back to the Roundhouse where a warm beverage awaits you.

Connect with yourself, connect with your loved ones, connect with nature.

Book your ticket today!

Become a Friend of Tortworth:

Support our ongoing conservation and community work with this annual pass. Friends of Tortworth can attend unlimited Visitor Days for a year, as well as receiving discounts on our Walk and Talk and other events. Your donation means the world to us and helps support the ongoing conservation work at Tortworth. Find out more here.

Planning your visit:

Due to the natural pathways the site is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues, and only suitable for off-road buggies
There is no running water or electricity here, we invite visitors to bring sufficient drinking water and a picnic. Hot drinks will be available in the Roundhouse.
Well behaved dogs welcome on leads
Discounts available for groups of 10+. Email events@tortwortharboretum.org for more information

Please find detailed information about how to find us, and more information to help you plan your visits here.

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February 10
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free – £22.00
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Tortworth Forest Centre
Tortworth Arboretum, Off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, South Gloucestershire GL12 8HH United Kingdom
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Tortworth Forest Centre