Snowdrop spotting in Herefordshire
It’s snowdrop season! We love spotting our first snowdrop of the year; for us it symbolises the beginning of the end to frosty weather and the first sign that spring is nearly here. If you’re a galanthophile like us, here’s a few of our favourite places close to our Herefordshire HQ to see them:
The Weir Garden, Swainshill
The Weir Garden is known for its scenic planting on the banks of the River Wye with beautiful flower displays, and the blankets of snowdrops that sprout in late winter are no exception. Whilst you’re there, we recommend taking a stroll in the Georgian walled garden, or stop by the bird hide for some wildlife spotting.
The Church of St Peter, Stanton Lacy
Nestled in the Shropshire countryside, this churchyard is a haven for galanthophiles in Feburary. Stop by their snowdrop weekend on 10th & 11th February to see the display.
Painswick Rococo Gardens
A little further afield sits the beautiful Painswick Rococo Garden in the Cotswolds, where late January and February are the perfect months to see these bell-shaped beauties.
Galanthus spotting from your library
If you’re not quite ready to face the winter elements, then The Galanthophiles is your perfect solution! Between the pages is a treasure trove of photographs, drawings and stories of the people who grew and preserved the snowdrops that we still enjoy today.
Gardening is all about people. It is people who make and maintain gardens; who sow seeds and take cuttings; who choose plants and nurture rarities; and it is people who pass on their knowledge and their best plants to others. “A delight to hold, a feast for the eye and a wondrous tuck box of stories and histories about snowdrops” -Roy Lancaster CBE Snowdrops – known botanically as Galanthus – came of horticultural age between 1854–2014. The Galanthophiles […]Read More