National Trust members organise Snowdrop trip

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IT’S BEEN a pretty dreich winter and so changeable. At least the days are lengthening now and the recent bright spells bring hope of spring and better weather to come.

In the garden one of the first harbingers of spring are the little clumps of snowdrops pushing up through the cold ground, raising our spirits with their white nodding flowers. Even more uplifting is to wander through vast swathes of these delicate little flowers, locally at the House of Dun, by Montrose.

For a number of years the local Angus Members’ Centre of the National Trust for Scotland has organised a Snowdrop Afternoon at House of Dun, to encourage people to take in this wonderful sight. This year it will be on Sunday (February 24).

After an exhilarating walk round the garden and woodland, visitors will be able to enjoy tea and freshly baked scones in the wonderful setting of the Saloon from 2 to 4 p.m. Stout footwear is advisable as it can get muddy underfoot on some of the paths around the estate.

Thanks to the Members’ Centre Gardening Group, there will also be plants for sale.