Hopton Hall Snowdrop Walk 2022
The grounds here at Hopton Hall will be open for visiting from 1st February 2022 to 1st March 2022. We very much look forward to sharing the gardens and the beauty of the snowdrops when we welcome back our visitors in February.
However after many long discussions over the past few months we have decided that we will not offer in-house Cafe facilities. We want to keep our visitors and staff safe and given COVID 19 and all the challenges that it has brought, we have decided that it would be inappropriate to open the Snowdrop Cafe in the west wing of the Hall. We do however have outside catering options this season for a bracing cuppa and a treat.
There are occasions the grounds have to be closed due to local extreme weather, heavy rain, high winds and snow. Please check as we would hate for you to waste your journey.
Just a reminder:
Postcode DE4 4DF (Beware of using sat nav on single track country roads).
- Adult tickets £5 No need to pre book.
- Child 6yrs to 16yrs £2.50
- Children under 6yrs free
- Parking free
- 1st Feb 2022 to 1st March 2022 (inclusive).
- Garden Opens 10:30am
- Garden Closes 16:00pm last admittance 15:00pm
Hopton Hall is a much loved private garden and as much as we love dogs we do not accept dogs into the garden.
We have a very small play area for our holiday cottage guests and ask politely that visitors keep to the designated paths only.
The current Hopton Hall can trace its roots back to the 1400’s when it boasted an estate of 3,700 acres, some of which now stands under the Carsington Reservoir.
Since 1996, Spencer has gradually cleared and restored the woodland and its walks. This has produced wonderful displays of snowdrops and aconites. The more we clear, so more of them appear.
After much dedicated hard work, we have added a laburnum tunnel and a number of walks, the beech, badger and spring walks: a small arboretum and pinetum have been created as well as the generation of two small ponds and a wildlife lake.
Within the walled garden we have restored the crinkle crankle wall on which the beech hedge at Chatsworth was modelled and created two large Rose gardens consisting of some 2,000 roses and 5,000 box plants!