IT’S been a rough few months with the winter weather, but the first signs of spring are on the way.
Snowdrops have blossomed in all their glory and more than 140 people turned out to see them at an event on Friday night.
The gates of Hill Farm House, in Swanmore, were open for the charity event, Snowdrops by Candelight.
The event raised money for The Rowans Hospice in Purbrook, as well as Ickle Pickles, a cause working to help the neo-natal facilities at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.
Visitors enjoyed a walk in the gardens and woods and were then treated to hearty food and saxophone music in the barn.
Jenny Maunder, who lives at Hill Farm House, said: ‘It’s really picturesque – magical someone said.
‘People love the snowdrops.’