Places To Buy Snowdrops In The Green

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Snowdrops are often offered for sale ‘in the green’, where the snowdrops are still flowering, or the flowers are just going over but the leaves are still fresh and green.

It’s really important to buy quality snowdrops from reputable suppliers, firstly to ensure that you receive the snowdrop variety that you’ve purchased, and secondly to ensure that you aren’t buying snowdrop bulbs that have been taken from the wild.  Here’s a list of some reputable snowdrop nurseries:

Avon Bulbs, in Somerset, grow a huge range of beautiful snowdrops.  This popular, award winning nursery has enjoyed great success at RHS Chelsea Flower Show winning 27 Gold medals so far, they are experts in snowdrops and are highly recommended.

Broadleigh Gardens are a super supplier of snowdrops.  Broadleigh have many varieties of snowdrop for sale, including Galanthus nivalis, the common single snowdrop and Galanthus athenae, an early flowering variety, which flowers from the end of November onwards – an ideal variety to choose if you’d like snowdrops in flower at Christmas time.  You can also purchase the popular Galanthus ‘S. Arnott’ a beautiful and elegant snowdrop.  Broadleigh Bulbs offer a starter collection of easy snowdrops for potential Galanthophiles.

Cambo Snowdrops in Scotland, supply snowdrops in the green, as well as snowflakes, wild garlic and Aconites.  Cambo is a great garden to visit, with 70 acres of snowdrop woods to explore.

Crocus sell Galanthus nivalis in the green.

Forde Abbey, in Somerset, has Snowdrop Weekends every weekend in February.

Jacques Amand International sell top sized, quality bulbs including some beautiful varieties of snowdrops in the green.  Jacques Amand International stock Galanthus ‘S. Arnott’, Galanthus ‘Lady Beatrix Stanley’, and Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus ‘Pusey Green Tips’, and many other snowdrop cultivars, to see the full range of snowdrops offered for sale by Jacques Amand International, please click here.

W & S Lockyer are a truly wonderful nursery; Bill, Simon, and Joan sell quality snowdrops, auriculas, and nerines.  They have some snowdrops available in the green, including Galanthus elwesii.  For availability and prices, please email Simon Lockyer at

At Welford Park you can visit their wonderful beech woods which are underplanted with carpets of Galanthus nivalis, their rarer snowdrop varieties can be found in the formal gardens; the gardens at Welford Park are open from Wednesday 31st January 2024 until Sunday 3rd March 2024, opening from Wednesday to Sunday, 11am until 4pm.  The gardens at Welford Park are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Welford Park is a private home, please check their opening times before visiting the gardens.

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