Anglesey Abbey is a National Trust property a few miles from Cambridge. In February it boasts a fine display of snowdrops which attracts visitors from far and wide, to judge by the accents I heard on my visit yesterday. There's lots of other colour and interest in the winter garden too.
There is a large number of varieties of snowdrop which can cross pollinate and give rise to new types. This insignificant looking little chap is Galanthus nivalis 'Anglesey Abbey', a variant first discovered in the gardens by head gardener, Noel Ayres, in the 1970s.
Anglesey Abbey is worth a visit at any time throughout the year. To see photos of the gardens during the spring visit my earlier post.
There is also a working water mill on the site which I'll show you pictures of in the next few days. One day I'll get around to going inside the house itself!