Following the huge success of Hartland Abbey's Snowdrop Sunday in February last year, it has been decided to do two Snowdrop Sundays this year, on February 10 and 17, between 11am and 4pm. Lady Angela Stucley said: This is because we couldn't fit everyo
Following the huge success of Hartland Abbey's Snowdrop Sunday in February last year, it has been decided to do two Snowdrop Sundays this year, on February 10 and 17, between 11am and 4pm. Lady Angela Stucley said: "This is because we couldn't fit everyone in last year and if it tips with rain there is another chance to come!"We will open at 11am and visitors will be able to see all the beautiful snowdrops, some of which have been there ever since the monks were at the Abbey! "Also all the wonderful camellias and early spring flowers and bulbs which normally our visitors never see as we don't open until Easter. "We hope to be able to open areas not normally open to the public and there will be lots of walking; dogs are particularly welcome (on leads)!" Visitors will also be able to walk to the beach and see Barton Cottage, the home of the Dashwoods in BBC1's recent adaptation of Sense and Sensibility which was shot on the Hartland Abbey estate last summer. However, says Lady Angela, "don't expect to see the Misses Dashwood, Willoughby, Colonel Brandon or Edward Ferrars - you'll just have to imagine..."Refreshments, hot drinks and cream teas will be provided by the ladies of St Nectan's church and all the profits from the refreshments will go to the church.Hartland Abbey itself will be open between 1 and 4pm for those who wish to go in the house at a small extra charge. Parking is free and Snowdrop Sunday will cost £3 per adult - children and dogs free."Wrap up warm and wellies are essential as it could be really wet underfoot," advised Lady Angela.