Tudor Croft Gardens in Guisborough once again displayed their splendid range of snowdrops to the public in two open days last weekend.

Blessed with fine sunny weather on Saturday, and calm, cool conditions on Sunday, there were many visitors, who came to view the display. The gardens host some 300 varieties of snowdrops, or Galanthus, and other winter/spring flowers, such as cyclamens.

Snowdrops were introduced to his country by the Romans and were acknowledged in print in 1603. In the 19th Century they became associated with the feast of Candlemas in February and became widespread in churches. Later, many troops brought snowdrops bulbs back from the Crimean War, after seeing them on the battlefield.

Tudor Croft is a beautifully designed and maintained five-acre garden. Owner, Mike Heagney, plants these rare snowdrops in discreetly labelled clumps for all to enjoy.

Snowdrops and other plants were available for purchase. The gardens are open to the public again this weekend, February 18 and 19, from 11am to 3pm. Car parking is available on a field at the Galley Hill primary school, off Stokesley Road.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the Earthquake Appeal Fund for Northern Syria. The Tudor Croft gardens will be open again in June/July with a display of summer flowers.