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It's Snowdrop Season!


With the new year upon us, it only means one thing - it's Snowdrop season! 

Snowdrops (Galanthus) are a small genus and part of the Amaryllidaceae family. Not only are they incredibly beautiful to look at, they're a popular choice for gardens as they typically flower between January and March. They inject some much-needed life back to our gardens in winter. 

Hybridisation of snowdrops has been extensive. This has led to the creation of multiple cultivars that are only identifiable by specialists. 


Snowdrop, galanthus

Galanthus 'Blonde Inge', grown by Don Peace. (Photographer: Doug Joyce)


Snowdrops make the perfect addition to rock gardens. Choose a spot which receives good light in winter, with partial shade later. 

They respond well to fertile, moist and well-drained soil. 


Galanthus hybrid 'Anglesey Abbey'

Galanthus hybrid 'Anglesey Abbey' (Photographer: Jon Evans)


More Information

If you want to find out more about these wonderful plants, come along to our Snowdrop Day on 3 February.

You can also find out more detailed information in our Encyclopaedia, or browse our Snowdrop Gallery.