A nice drop of snow

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BORDERS gardens are taking part in the Snowdrop Festival which celebrates its fifth anniversary on Tuesday.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Kailzie Gardens and Cringletie House at Peebles, Dryburgh Abbey at St Boswells, Drumelzier Place in Broughton and Mellerstain Gardens in Berwickshire are some of 50 gardens nationwide inviting visitors to enjoy the winter flowers.

VisitScotland’s regional director Sandi Hellowell said: “The Borders is home to magnificent gardens and the Snowdrop Festival represents an important part of our Winter White campaign, as we look to promote the natural beauty of the region, especially during these months which are traditionally quieter.

“The festival allows visitors to experience the region’s natural assets within a variety of surroundings, including woodland walks, stately homes and historic monument sites.”

The festival runs until March 15.