Millions of flowers on display as Lytham Hall prepares to welcome visitors for Snowdrop weekends

Snowdrop trail weekends in the park traditionally signal the start of the new visitor season at the Hall as well as the first sign of spring and attract thousands of visitors.

Last year, however, the snowdrop exhibit had to go virtual as the hall and its grounds were closed due to the pandemic, so the management there is especially excited to welcome visitors this time around. .

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Spring has arrived: photos of beautiful snowdrops at Lytham Hall

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Lytham Hall general manager Peter Anthony among the snowdrops in the park

“We always look forward to welcoming visitors to see the nine million snowdrops showing their heads in the Hall’s historic grounds,” said Hall Deputy Manager Paul Lomax.

“It is recognized as the most awe-inspiring exhibit in the Northwest, with swathes of the magnificent bloom adorning our historic park indicating that spring is just around the corner.

“The grounds are open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and there are features for the whole family, with a trail map and special photo frames, as well as the Animal Hub, the antique center, the cafe and the Leafy Lytham Garden Hub, which includes the option to buy snowdrops to take home, with £1 from each purchase going to Friends of Lytham Hall.

“There is also reduced access to the Hall itself for snowdrop visitors. At peak times, due to limited parking spaces at the Hall, we encourage guests to park at Lytham and enjoy the promenade from the main gates.

“There will be a one-way traffic system in operation, leaving via the South Park estate and the pedestrian entrance from Forest Drive will be open to anyone on foot, but entry through this gate will be cash only. Ballam Road main gates will accept cash and card payments.

“After having to go virtual last year, it will be particularly good to welcome everyone back. Income from our snowdrop fundraising season is essential to the sustainability of Lytham Hall, which depends on visitor spending and volunteer help as there is no regular external funding.

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