Country Life rounds up the best things to see, do and book this weekend: visit an exhibition in London, go point-to-pointing in Cambridgeshire or admire snowdrops in Nottinghamshire.
February 2–7 ‘Charles March: Abstract & Intentional’, Hamiltons Gallery, 13, Carlos Place, London W1. Atmospheric photographs of the trees of St Petersburg, Russia.
020–7499 9493; www.hamiltonsgallery.com
Until March 12 New Year Exhibition, The Hunter Gallery, Coconut House, Long Melford, Suffolk. A celebratory show of recent work from the gallery’s best local artists, including Mark Eldred, Ian Elliot and Margaret Glass.
01787 466117; www.thehuntergallery.com
February 1 Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace at Horseheath, plus Mid Devon at Black Forest Lodge, South Durham Hunt Farmers Club at Mordon and South Dorset at Milborne St Andrew. Check for weather conditions on Talking Point.
09068 446061 or at www.pointtopoint.co.uk
January 31–March 1 Hodsock Snowdrops 2015, Hodsock Priory, Blyth, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Enjoy a winter woodland walk, followed by tea and cake. Gardens open daily 10am–4pm, entry £5.
01909 591204; www.hodsockpriory.com
Until March 1 Snowdrop Festival, Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire. Take a stroll around the 114- acre gardens as 320 species of snowdrop, 20 of which were discovered on site, salute the coming of spring. The abbey’s Winter Garden is also bursting with life at this time of year. Tickets £7.10.
www. nationaltrust.org.uk; 01223 810080
February 2 and March 2 Uncovered treasures: winter archaeology— collections store tour, Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire. Discover a host of unusual and intriguing objects span- ning 2,000 years of history. 11am–1pm, tickets £15, booking essential.
01525 860000; www.english-heritage.org.uk
January 25 – 31 Kirkharle Coffee House is taking part in the Farmhouse Breakfast week campaign to help raise awareness of the importance of breakfast. The menu is served daily from 10am – 12pm and ingredients are locally sourced.
01830 540362; www.kirkharlecourtyard.net
March 25 The magic of cheese and beer, Neal’s Yard Dairy Warehouse, 6–8, Park Street, London SE1.Explore the wonder of British and Irish cheeses, both simple and complex, and discover which British beers complement them. 7–9pm, £60, booking essential.
020–7500 7575; www.nealsyarddairyshop.co.uk
May 21 Jekyll and more in Surrey, various venues in association with the Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1. A day tour of the county’s iconic gardens, including Munstead Wood, with its famous nut walk and herbaceous border, and Loseley Park. 9.30am start, £95 for friends of the Museum and £125 for non-friends, including a pub lunch.
020–7401 8865; www.gardenmuseum.org.uk