Snowdrops are often seen as the first sign of spring. Once they begin to peek their heads out, we can begin to look forward to warmer weather and the presence of some adorable baby animals being born.
Pencarrow House, local to Helsbury, is running its yearly Snowdrop Weekend ; this year to raise money for The Pearl Exchange and CLEAR. The festival is on the 11th and 12th of February, opening 10:00am on Saturday morning and ending at 4:30pm on Sunday.
The Pearl Exchange is a charity, founded in 2020, following the death of Pearl Bamford. It aims to assist people between the ages of 18 and 35 by providing them with artistic and cultural opportunities to help them advance their skills, improve mental health and promote positive social interaction. They also provide support through counselling and wellbeing activities that lead to work and life opportunities. Pencarrow will be raising money for them on the 11th.
On the 12th, they will be raising money for CLEAR, a Cornwall based charity which aims to help people of all ages and genders who have been impacted by abuse or emotional trauma. Their services are focused on preventing, reducing and helping people to recover from traumatic incidents.
Dog Friendly day out
A suggested donation of £5 is collected on the drive (cash only); children go free. You don’t need to pre-book and you are welcome to bring your dog, however make sure they are on a lead around the car park, café and formal gardens.
More About Snowdrops
There are many gorgeous displays of snowdrops around Cornwall at this time of year, including at Lanhydrock, St. Nectan’s Glen and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. You are also very likely to see snowdrops around Helsbury Park this time of year, so you don’t need to miss out, even if you don’t want to travel farther than the woods!