After a bit of a drizzly start on Saturday, the skies cleared leaving us with a wonderful Spring day to enjoy. My friend had reminded me that 3 years previously, I had promised to take her to Hodsock Priory for the snowdrop walk, but then she had inconveniently gone and had a heart attack - and the window of opportunity had been missed! However, all's well that ends well. She recovered to tell the tale and finally we made the trip.
We couldn't believe the amount of colour and the beautiful fragrance that met us at every turn of the garden.
Every time I visit Hodsock, I always return with a few plants and lots of vision for my own small plot!
And finally we found the woodland with its carpet of snowdrops. Even though they were probably a week past their very best, they were still spectacular.
After such a lovely stroll, it was of course mandatory to call back at the cafe for coffee and a scone.
Hodsock is a family home, but also has some new bed and breakfast accommodation in a converted dairy, hosts several events throughout the year, and is a wedding venue.
We had a wander around some of the rooms that were open and a nice sit down in the very comfy chairs feeling the lovely warm sunshine which streamed through the windows on our faces.