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Scottish Snowdrop Festival

In a bid to banish the post-Christmas blues, VisitScotland is launching The Scottish Snowdrop Festival in a blaze of white.   Visitors are invited to blow away the cobwebs by visiting 46 gardens across the country, some of which open exclusively for the event. Participating properties range from majestic castles and classic country estates to woodland walks and walled gardens. Running from 1st February to 16th March, the festival is ideal for those with New Year’s resolutions to be more active in 2009.    It  is part of VisitScotland’s Winter White campaign which showcases opportunities for visitors to make the most of the season. 46 gardens are participating in the festival including: Dumfries House, Ayrshire Newly saved for the nation by Prince Charles, this 18th century Palladian mansion was designed by architect brothers John and Robert Adam. The house is set within 2000 acres of scenic Ayrshire countryside. Torosay Castle & Gardens, Isle of Mull Italianate terraced garden with fine statuary, mature trees, varied collection of tender shrubs and many old varieties of spring bulbs offset with panoramic views. Castle Kennedy & Gardens, Dumfries & Galloway Enjoy the beautiful woodland and loch-side walks or a car safari amongst the enchanting carpets of snowdrops and early spring flowers. Set amidst one of Scotland‘s oldest gardens, including a ruined castle, walled garden and a charming tearoom. Broughton House Garden, Dumfries & Galloway The garden of artist EA Hornel, a charming informal and secret garden showing snowdrops at their spring best.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. I know i am biased coming from scotland but it definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world – if only we got the weather we would be unbeatable!

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