Four Angus venues taking part in Scotland’s Snowdrop festival

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A new Angus venue is set to take part in the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, which runs until March 15.

The popular outdoor festival is now bloom, offering visitors the chance to see spring snowdrops carpeting the grounds of gardens across Dundee and Angus.

Kinblethmont House in Arbroath joins Gagie House at Duntrune, Dunninald Gardens, near Montrose, House of Dun, at Montrose and Pitmuies Gardens by Forfar, boasting stunning displays of the distinctive spring bloom.

The venues, which are four of over 60 properties participating in the festival, will offer beautiful displays of snowdrops in stunning natural settings, some opened exclusively for the event. The collections are set among outdoor sculptures, ancient trees and abbeys, spectacular waterfalls and woodland walks.

The festival, now in its ninth year, is the perfect event to remind people of the beauty of Scotland in the winter months and is a welcome boost for gardens, woodlands and the surrounding tourism businesses as the industry goes through its traditionally quieter months.

The versatility of the snowdrop means that they grow in a wide range of locations and people can see more than 300 varieties of the flower.

Jim Clarkson, VisitScotland Regional Partnerships Director, said: “I’m delighted to hear that this year Kinblethmont House will be part of the Dundee and Angus programme.

“The Scottish Snowdrop Festival is great to kick off the new year, inspiring visitors to come and experience the breathtaking beauty of the region outwith the busier holiday season.

“With over 60 properties taking part, the Festival has grown tremendously over the years and offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy one of the natural highlights of the spring calendar.”