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, their Snowdrop Festival runs from 30th January 2016 through until 13th March 2016.
Forde Abbey, in Somerset, has Snowdrop Weekends every weekend in February. There’s a Plant and Gardening Fair at Forde Abbey on Sunday 6th March 2016, where you can purchase snowdrops and other plants.
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, hostas and nerines. They have some snowdrops available in the green, including Galanthus elwesii. For availability and prices, please email Simon Lockyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Welford Park Plant Fair is a Specialist Plant Fair specialising in winter and spring flowering plants and bulbs and seeds for the summer, it’s held at the beautiful Welford Park in Berkshire on Thursday 25th February 2016 from 11am until 4pm, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The Snowdrop Tearoom will also be open and there is a plant creche. 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 3rd February 2016 until Sunday 6th March 2016, 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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