Experience the 'first signs of spring to come' at Peckover House, Wisbech

PUBLISHED: 10:39 03 January 2017

Winter opening at Peckover House

Winter opening at Peckover House

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Peckover House is opening its gardens to the public for a number of tours from January 14 to February 19.

Diane Smith, of Peckover House, said: “Midwinter may not be far behind us, but already gardens are beginning to stir into the first signs of spring to come.

“Peckover House is once more opening its gates this January, so that the winter garden can share some of its secrets with visitors to the National Trust property.

Gardener-in-charge Allison Napier added: “There is so much that is special about this time of year - the evergreens come into their own and make a perfect backdrop for the snowdrops, aconites and exquisitely patterned hellebores.

“A stroll along the paths, discovering the garden’s many hidden corners, can bring an array of scents and colours, mahonia, Christmas box and winter sweet all lifting the senses before warming up with soup and hot drinks in the Reed Barn tea room.

“Although the house itself is not yet open, visitors can learn about the conservation that goes on throughout the winter by joining one of this season’s tours.

Held on Saturdays and Sundays from January 14 at 2pm, a number of free conservation talks will also take place.

Peckover House’s garden is open from noon to last admission at 3.30pm on weekends only, from Jan 14 to Feb 19.

For more information and to book the conservation tour, call 01945 583463.

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