Two guided walks exploring the flora and fauna of Lydiard Park are taking place this weekend.
The walks will be led by the Estate and Parkland team on Saturday (8 February) and Sunday (9 February) and set off at 1.30pm taking in the woodlands around the lakes and through the avenues of the historic park, looking for the signs of spring such as snowdrops.
Simon Brooks, Head Gardener at Lydiard Park, said: “After one of the wettest starts to the New Year, it’s great to get out and about and see the signs of nature’s new beginnings.
“At Lydiard Park, it’s the beautiful white carpet of snowdrops that are one of the first signs that spring is on its way and these beautiful little white flowers are already appearing in the woodlands around Lydiard House.
“Over the coming months, more wildflowers and tree blossom will emerge, and inside the Georgian Walled Garden there will be displays of colourful tulips, hyacinths, irises and daffodil varieties in full bloom later in the spring.”
The gentle and sociable stroll around one of Swindon’s beauty spots will take about an hour. The cost is £3 for adults and £2 for children. Places should be booked in advance by calling Lydiard Park on 01793 465277 or email: email@example.com
The snowdrop guided walk is part of a programme of new events at Lydiard Park. Further details of events at Lydiard Park are available at: www.lydiardpark.org.uk or on Facebook www.facebook.com/lydiardpark