SPRING took another step closer at the weekend as more private gardens were opened to those in search of snowdrops.
The white flowers are seen as a traditional sign that the worst of the winter weather is behind us and that the new season is on its way.
On Sunday, it was Chris and Sue Bond’s turn to show off their blankets of white blooms at their Devonshire Mill home on Canal Lane, Pocklington.
They open up their gardens each year and combine the event to raise cash for charity, with Sue baking and selling scones, cakes and jam.
This is their eleventh year and she says it is proving as popular as ever, as over £516 was raised for Cancer Research UK.
Sue said: “It went very well, we had a lot of people, some came from as far as Rotherham and Harrogate.
“The snowdrops were looking very good, we have a two acre garden and everywhere is covered- it does look like snow!
“They have been here a long time and they seem to spread as the years go on.
“It was a good day but tiring- I made over 80 scones and they all went!”