Snowdrops at Goldsborough Hall
There have been snowdrops at Goldsborough Hall for hundreds of years but latterly they were hidden under the fallen trees, nettles, brambles and so on which crept into the woodlands over the last few decades. Since owning the hall in 2005, we have cleared more and more of the woodlands and have been stunned by the thousands of snowdrops which have emerged. The spectacular display of snowdrops are made up of two species – the single Snowdrop Galanthus nivalis and double Galanthus nivalis ‘flore pleno’. Who could have planted them? We’re not really sure, but the appearance of Mercurialis perennis (dog’s mercury) in the woods leads us to believe that they are ancient woodlands.