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Enjoy the spectacular snowdrop festivals.

Two Renfrewshire attractions are amongst those taking part in what promises to be one of Scotland's most spectacular garden festivals.

The Scottish Snowdrop Festival is made of more than 50 events nationwide that sees displays of carpets of snowdrops in gardens and woodlands.

On the list is Lochwinnoch's RSPB Nature Reserve and Langbank's Finlaystone Country Estate. RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve lets visitors watch whooper swans, wigeons and a wide variety of ducks during the winter months as they walk along the paths filled with snowdrops.

And Finlaystone offers 10 acres of varied gardens with mature foliage, rare plants and 200 acres of woodlands with imaginative children's play areas, tumbling waterfalls and an arboretum.

Now in its 12th year, the Snowdrop Festival helps to encourage locals and tourists to enjoy the wonders of Scotland's gardens during the snowdrop flowering period and to highlight the diversity of the country's array of snowdrop collections.

Catherine Erskine, chair of event organiser Discover Scottish Gardens and founder of the Snowdrop Festival in Scotland, said:"Many of the festival venues are within the grounds of some of the country's most historic buildings with beautiful surroundings.

"Adding snowdrops to these landscapes creates a spectacular sight for any visitor."

Visit www.discoverscottishgardens.org or www.visitscotland.com/snowdrop for more information.

The festival will run until Sunday, March 11.

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Publication:Paisley Daily Express (Paisley, Scotland)
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Date:Jan 30, 2018
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