We visited the Snowdrops at Hodsock Priory several years ago and I have been desperate to go back ever since.
After a terrible time with rain last year the gardens were only open for a couple of weeks, so we made the most of an inset day just before half term and headed there for a few hours.
With the sun shining and the weather most inviting it felt like the perfect opportunity to go. And we weren't disappointed, the wind blew through the trees and the sun shone making it a very tranquil place to sit and reflect.
There is a small cafe in the centre of the woods with a log fire burning throughout the day, the smell of which wafted through the woods and made for a very back to nature experience.
My daughter wore her bridesmaid skirt from my brother's wedding last year and everyone stopped to comment on the small fairy princess darting through the trees and snowdrops.
Hodsock and the Snowdrops was one of my grans favourite places to visit, she loved those tiny delicate white flowers so it felt like we were there to walk amongst them with her.
Whilst the snow drops are now gone for another year the Bluebells at Hodsock will be making an appearance any time soon and they will be open again for a few days. So if you are local to the area or simply fancy a drive to some escape the hustle and bustle of life then do have a look.
With the Harley Gallery, Welbeck Farm Shop and Cressswell Crags a short drive a way this area is teeming with things to do.