Despite the wintery weather of late, signs of spring are now starting to appear at The Argory in Moy and Springhill in Moneymore. The small, white, bell-shaped flowers are always a welcome sight as winter draws to a close. Snowdrops, also known as Galanthus nivalis, are brave little flowers and the colder the weather, the longer they will last.
Both National Trust places will be open throughout weekends in February, giving visitors the opportunity to experience these beautiful little flowers and to see the carpets of snowdrops that line the many walks around the estates each year. Not only are the snowdrops brave enough to cope with whatever the weather throws at them, they are also the masters of subtlety. Their blue-grey spears have perforated the damp earth and their shoots have expanded, releasing their delicate, dangling green and white bells.
Come and meet these intrepid little flowers and enjoy an invigorating self-guided walk around The Argory and Springhill. Treat yourself to a hot drink in Springhill’s Barn Café or the Courtyard Coffee Shop at The Argory; snug, warm and full of home baked produce.
Discover the history of the family on a guided house tour at The Argory and Springhill. At The Argory see what goes on behind closed doors; learn what conservation takes place during the deep winter clean.
For those who would like to have their very own snowdrop display at home, plants will also be available to buy at both places.
The Argory and Springhill will be open every Saturday and Sunday in February from 12 – 5pm. For further information visit Facebook - NationalTrustMidUlster