STORM Dennis has not delayed Bodnant Gardens in the Conwy Valley inviting visitors to help plant 250,000 snowdrops.

There was some flooding following the storm, but this has not stopped the snowdrop planting initiative. A spokesperson for the National Trust said the grounds staff are hard at work clearing debris.

The spokesperson said: “The garden, shop and tea-room are open today, but some paths through the Dell and Far End are closed while the gardeners clear storm debris, certain areas are flooded and there are fallen branches and trees.

“The team is working hard to reopen areas for the half term Fairy House Trail and snowdrop planting will now take place in the Old Park meadow.”

The event is a half term tradition at Bodnant Gardens which, it is hoped, will reach a major milestone this month as snowdrops planted by visitors will take the total display up to a quarter of a million.

For the past decade, supporters have helped plant thousands of common snowdrops around the world class garden in Conwy, creating a spectacular seasonal snowdrop walk for everyone to enjoy.