It’s the time of year for not just snow, but snowdrops and the team at Bodnant Garden are looking for help to create a special walk using the wintery plants.

In recent years gardeners, volunteers and visitors have joined together in an annual winter tradition, planting bulbs in the Old Park meadow, and are now widening their work to create a 1.5 mile Snowdrop Walk right through the garden.

Bodnant Garden’s Events Officer Charlie Stretton said: “It’s a fantastic activity for families to do at Half Term - chance to get out into the fresh air, enjoy time together and also leave your mark on this beautiful place for future generations.

"The garden is carpeted with native snowdrops (Galanthus nivali) in January and February. They naturalise easily but an even quicker way to spread the display is to lift, divide and replant them ‘in the green’ – when they are in flower."

“We have visitors return every year to help. Many are planting snowdrops for a birthday or anniversary, some in memory of a loved one, some just for the sheer enjoyment of getting the kids out into the fresh air on a cold, crisp February half-term morning and planting their very own little bit of Bodnant Garden

“We have many visitors return to see ‘their’ snowdrop too, the following January. I have actually seen visitors bring tape measures and rulers, so they can measure and record exactly where they put their snowdrop, and find it again when it blooms. Someone even took a set of compass bearings on their snowdrop last year.

“It's something all the family can enjoy and the plants and equipment are provided. Just drop by and plant as many or as few as you like, then come back next year and see your hard work flowering.”

As well as common snowdrops in the woods and meadows there are many more unusual species to see in the Winter Garden, set among a wonderful display of seasonal plants at this Grade I listed, National Trust garden.

With half term fast approaching Bodnant Garden has already arranged a host of activities for families (no extra cost apart from the normal entry fee to the garden and no need to book in advance) including the snowdrop planting on Monday to Thursdays - February 18 to 21 and 25 to 28.

For more information on this event and others on during half term visit the website