Snowdrop Sunday 17th February for the CHSW

Situated at about 1000 feet on the northern slopes of Dartmoor, in the village of Belstone, lies the garden at Andrews Corner. Created over the last 50 years by the Hill family, the garden has matured from essentially a 70’s garden of island beds with heather, dwarf conifers and maples, to a semi woodland garden filled with unusual trees, shrubs and bulbous plants.
Despite the vagaries of the weather the garden open season starts each year in mid-February when it is opened for the Children’s Hospice South West, on what is called ‘Snowdrop Sunday’, which will be 17th February 2019. The garden has many areas of snowdrops, both common and the more unusual, with about 100 different cultivars spread around the garden. The garden will be open from 11am to 4pm with sales of snowdrops, hellebores and cyclamen. CHSW goods will be for sale, as well as hot soup, cheese scones, bacon baps, hot drinks and cakes. Indoor space available for those who prefer to view the garden or consume refreshments in relative warmth.
At this time you will usually see early crocus, dwarf daffodils and hellebores, along with the intoxicating scent of Daphne bholua Jacqueline Postill. Views across the Skaigh Valley to Dartmoor help create a wonderful backdrop to this peaceful garden.