Snowdrop Sunday: Scottish Snowdrop Festival

Hopetoun’s grounds are open for one day only this winter as part of the Scottish Snowdrop Festival. Head out on a self led wander and explore the natural snowdrop display on 16th February!

Snowdrop Sunday: Scottish Snowdrop Festival

About Snowdrop Sunday: Scottish Snowdrop Festival

Scotland’s finest gardens, woodlands and estates are set to open their gates for the 14th year of the country’s most popular flower festival.

Signaling the end of winter and the promise of spring, the Scottish Snowdrop Festival will showcase some of Scotland’s most beautiful snowdrop collections throughout January, February and March 2020.

More than 60 events will take place nationwide in celebration of the classic winter flower, including snowdrop walks and talks, guided tours and open days for all the family.

Organised by garden tourism group Discover Scottish Gardens and supported by VisitScotland, the Festival aims to encourage locals and tourists to enjoy the wonders of Scotland’s gardens during the snowdrop flowering period and highlight the country’s diverse collections.

As part of this annual festival Hopetoun’s grounds are open for one day only on Sunday 16th February 2020.

Set off on a self-led wander and explore the natural snowdrop display in the Hopetoun hundred acres. There will be maps and a trail for children and adults to follow along the way.

Warm up with delicious food and hot drinks in the Stables Kitchen, open exclusively to Snowdrop Sunday visitors.

What better way to spend your Sunday and get you ready for Spring.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Snowdrop Sunday: Scottish Snowdrop Festival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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Ranger-led Grounds Walk - POSTPONED

20th June 2020
This ranger led walk will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun's designed landscape.
Summer Holiday Activity: Pond Dipping - POSTPONED

Summer Holiday Activity: Pond Dipping - POSTPONED

2nd July 2020
Join us to explore the resident wildlife in Hopetoun's Round Pond. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Summer Holiday Activity: Naturecraft - POSTPONED

Summer Holiday Activity: Naturecraft - POSTPONED

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Join us at Hopetoun House on 9th July to make your own wonderful art using nature as your inspiration. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Flora Medica: Foraging Walk - POSTPONED

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Join Anna Canning, an expert botanist and wild plant forager on this guided walk around Hopetoun and collect some wild ingredients to make a delicious snack or herbal remedy.
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Summer Holiday Activity: Story Making - POSTPONED

16th July 2020
Bring your imagination to Hopetoun House and help us to create fantastic stories in the woods. Best suited to 5-10 year olds.
Ranger-led Grounds Walk - POSTPONED

Ranger-led Grounds Walk - POSTPONED

25th July 2020
This ranger led walk will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun's designed landscape.
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Summer Holiday Activity: Pond Dipping - POSTPONED

30th July 2020
Join us to explore the resident wildlife in Hopetoun's Round Pond. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Groovy Geology

Groovy Geology

3rd August 2020
Enjoy your Bank Holiday at Hopetoun House with a Ranger-led stroll along the foreshore exploring part of the best of West Lothian's geological resource.
Summer Holiday Activity: Bushcraft

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Spend some time in nature and learn how to safely make fire and whittle wood at Hopetoun House on 6th August! Suitable for ages 7+.
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Summer Holiday Activity: Story Making - POSTPONED

13th August 2020
Bring your imagination to Hopetoun House and help us to create fantastic stories in the woods. Best suited to 5-10 year olds.
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22nd August 2020
This ranger led walk will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun's designed landscape.
Family Drop-in

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This mid-tem break, why not drop in to Hopetoun between 12 and 3:30pm and take part in a mystery treasure hunt around the grounds!
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Enjoy this ranger led walk taking in interesting corners of Hopetoun this autumn and enjoy the views over the forth and the seasonal changes of the historic landscape of Hopetoun House!
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Fascinating Fungi

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27th September 2020
With internationally important fungi lawns, and woodlands bursting with mushrooms of all shapes and sizes, you will be guided on a gentle walk to explore the fascinating world of fungi.
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Family Wreath Making

12th December 2020
Get hands on at Hopetoun and create your own beautiful wreath and make some wood cookie ornaments to hang on your tree.
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12th December 2020
Get hands on at Hopetoun House and create your own beautiful wreath completely from scratch in this workshop on 12th December!

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