Residents in Brechin and across Angus are being encouraged to enjoy the first signs of spring at a special afternoon at the House of Dun.
The Angus Members’ Centre of the National Trust has organised a ‘Snowdrop Afternoon’ at the House of Dun.
A spokesperson for the group explained: “In gardens around town the first flowers are starting to appear. One of the first harbingers of spring are the clumps of snowdrops, raising our spirits with their nodding white flowers. Just seeing a few clumps from the kitchen window can bring out a smile.
“However that can be multiplied many times when wandering through vast swathes of these delicate little flowers, such as locally at the House of Dun, by Montrose, where snowdrops abound and other spring flowers like aconites are also starting to make an appearance around the woodland walks.”
The Angus Member’s Centre has organised the event for a number of years as a way for people to enjoy the sight of snowdrops at the House of Dun.
This year’s event takes place on Sunday (March 2), with tea and freshly baked scones available in the Saloon from 2 to 4 p.m.
The spokesperson added: “Thanks to the Members’ Centre Gardening Group, there will also be plants for sale – snowdrops and aconites, bare rooted fruit bushes and Autumn rasps, a few dwarf willows and various other plants as available.”
This is one of a number of events run by the Members’ Centre. Future events include a coffee morning in Montrose on March 8, an afternoon talk in Forfar (‘Grey Mare’s Tail - Hunters, Munches and Management’) on March 13, a visit to the new visitor centre at Bannockburn on March 26 and the spring plant sale at House of Dun on May 18.
For further information contact the membership secretary on 01674 676783.