Special Snowdrop Gardens, Talks, Events, and Open Days for 2019

Snowdrop Events Calendar 2019

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Welcome to my 2019 Snowdrop Gardens, Talks, Events, and Open Days Calendar!  Here are the dates, and all the details of the openings of some of the most beautiful and magnificent snowdrop gardens across the UK, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, and Germany; these gardens are all opening especially, to allow visitors to experience the joy of seeing their snowdrop collections.  You’ll also find details of snowdrop study days, open days, talks, lectures, and any other lovely snowdrop events happening in 2019!

It might seem as if I am publishing this calendar a little early, but for some snowdrop events, places are limited and prior booking is required – I don’t want any of my lovely readers to miss out.  As I discover the dates and details of more snowdrop events, I will update this calendar – if I’ve missed your snowdrop event, please contact me with the details, and I will update this calendar to include your event.  I hope you’ll enjoy the coming snowdrop season and this magical time of year!

At the very top of this calendar, I have broken down all of this calendar’s snowdrop events by month and by country (where further afield that the UK and Ireland).  Click on the month that you want to view events for, to save you scrolling through any events that have passed already, or are not of interest to you.  When you’re ready, the up arrow (found on the right hand side of the page), takes you back to the top of this page.

Snowdrop Events held in January 2019

From 1st January 2019 to the 31st March 2019, the Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF, is celebrating the story of the Giant Snowdrop Company, a local business, based in Hyde.  From the 1950s to the mid 1960s, the Giant Snowdrop Company offered snowdrops for sale via mail order, allowing snowdrops to be more accessible to gardeners.  This exhibition, The Giant Snowdrop Company and the Galanthophiles of Gloucestershire features The Giant Snowdrop Company’s catalogues, notes on the most popular snowdrop varieties at the time, the medals these snowdrop growers won, and letters they received.  In the walled garden, visitors can enjoy a display of snowdrops that are connected with the Giant Snowdrop Company, including Galanthus ‘S. Arnott’, and snowdrops named after family members, known as the Hyde four, and other notable snowdrop varieties.  There’s free entry and free parking nearby.  Please note, the museum is closed on Mondays, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Tuesday 8th January 2019, at 11.30am, the Meet the Experts Garden Tour at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, will be about snowdrops.  Each Meet the Experts tour lasts about 90 minutes and there is a maximum of 15 places per tour, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Kew can be found here.

Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD.  Winkworth Arboretum is a beautiful place to visit; visitors can admire displays of Galanthus nivalis planted near the tearoom.  Snowdrops can also be spotted on the Upper Arboretum and along the Spring Walk.  Winkworth Arboretum is situated on a steep site, with uneven, rough ground, which is exacerbated due to the many tree roots, so it’s not easy for disabled visitors, but this is a beautiful location, which makes for a lovely walk.  The arboretum is a good place to spot wildlife, there’s a lake and a great many fantastic trees.
Information for disabled visitors to Winkworth Arboretum can be found by clicking here.

The Winter Garden and Lime Walk boast the best displays of snowdrops at Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD.  The team at this National Trust garden planted an additional 4000 snowdrop bulbs last year to add to their impressive collection.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 12th January 2019, the Snowdrop Man, Michael D. Myers will be giving a talk entitled ‘Snowdrops and Snowflakes‘, at 2.30pm, at Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road, Ponteland, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE20 9NX.  Michael will explain how to have snowdrops and snowflakes in flower, in your garden from October to April.  This event is hosted by Plant Heritage North East, entrance is £3, with free entry for Plant Heritage Members.

On Tuesday 15th January, at 11.30am, the Meet the Experts Garden Tour at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, will be about snowdrops.  Each Meet the Experts tour lasts about 90 minutes and there is a maximum of 15 places per tour, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Kew can be found here.

Harveys Garden Plants, Great Green, Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 3SJ, are holding their annual Celebration of Snowdrops day from 10am until 2pm, on Saturday 19th January 2019.  This lovely celebration of snowdrops is held undercover, so visitors are protected from the worst of the weather.  This event provides visitors with a chance to see and buy rare snowdrop varieties from Harveys Garden Plants, Glen Chantry, John Foster, Michael Broadhurst, and Edulis Nursery.   There’s a 20% reduction on purchases of perennial plants (excluding bulbs) from Harveys Garden Plants.  Light refreshments will be available all day in the cafe.  Entrance is £2.50 per person, £2 for RHS members.  Customers usually start queuing outside the nursery, from 8.30am.

On Saturday 19th January 2019, Ruben Billiet will be giving a talk at 11am, at Earsham Wetland Centre, Old Harleston Road, Earsham, Bungay, Norfolk, NR35 2AF, with snowdrop sales from Monksilver and Brian Ellis at the Snowdrop Plant Fair held at this event opening at 10am.  For more details and to book your place, please click here.  Johan Mens will be giving a specialist snowdrop lecture about the Galanthus nivalis Scharlockii snowdrop group, new Leucojum cultivars, and bluebells.  For more information, please click here.

On Tuesday 22nd January, at 11.30am, the Meet the Experts Garden Tour at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, will be about snowdrops.  Each Meet the Experts tour lasts about 90 minutes and there is a maximum of 15 places per tour, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Kew can be found here.

From Saturday 26th January 2019 to Sunday 11th March 2019, Cringletie House Hotel, Edinburgh Road, Peebles, Peebleshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8PL is taking part in the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Explore Cringletie House Hotel’s nature trail and admire the snowdrops growing in the gardens and grounds, stop for a light lunch or a snowdrop afternoon tea, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 26th January 2019Myddelton House Gardens, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HG, will be holding their Ultimate Snowdrop Sale, which opens from 10.30am until 12 noon.  A select range of nurseries will be selling both rare and more commonly seen snowdrops.  There’s a suggested donation of £3.50 and a small charge for parking.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Myddelton House Gardens can be found here.

On Saturday 26th January 2019, the Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS, are holding a special Japanese themed Snowdrop Kokedama Making Event, from 11am-1pm and again from 2pm-4pm.  If you’re interested in attending these classes, do remember to reserve your place!  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to the Chelsea Physic Garden can be found here.

On Sunday 27th January 2019, the Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS, are holding a special snowdrop event with snowdrop expert Joe Sharman from Monksilver Nursery, who will be giving a talk focusing on ‘The Wonderful World of Snowdrops’ at 11.30am.  Following the talk, Joe will take attendees on a tour of the gardens’ snowdrops and other winter flowering plants.   Joe will give the same talk again at 2pm, again in the Lecture Room above the cafe (there’s no lift to this room).  The cost of the snowdrop talk and tour are included in the ticket price for visiting the gardens, but are offered on a first come, first served basis, so do remember to reserve your place!  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to the Chelsea Physic Garden can be found here.

On Tuesday 29th January 2019, at 11.30am, the Meet the Experts Garden Tour at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, will be about snowdrops.  Each Meet the Experts tour lasts about 90 minutes and there is a maximum of 15 places per tour, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Kew can be found here.

At Welford Park, Welford, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, you can visit Welford’s picturesque beech woods, which are underplanted with carpets of Galanthus nivalis.  While the rarer snowdrop varieties can be found in the formal gardens.  The gardens at Welford Park are open from Wednesday 30th January 2019 until Sunday 3rd March 2019, opening from Wednesday to Sunday, 11am until 4pm.  Please note – the gardens at Welford Park are always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Welford Park is a private home, please check their opening times before visiting the gardens, if you’re interested, you’ll find all the details here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Thursday 31st January 2019Welford Park, Welford, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, are holding a Plant Sale from 11am until 4pm.  This Plant Sale will be a weekly event, held every Thursday, during the garden’s opening period.

Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 9HT, boasts a beautiful woodland garden with swathes of snowdrops.  Kailzie Gardens are a lovely place to take a snowdrop walk.  Kailzie Gardens are open daily, for all the details, please click here.

Snowdrop Events held in February 2019

From Sunday 28th January 2019 to Thursday 7th March 2019Fingask Castle, Rait, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, PH2 7SA, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019.

From Friday 1st February 2019 to Sunday 31st March 201910 Pilmuir Road West, Forres, Highland, Scotland, IV36 2HL, will be opening by arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019.  For all the details, please click here.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Stobo, near Peebles, in the Scottish Borders, Peebleshire, Scotland, EH45 9JU, are open daily from 1st February 2019, from 10am until 4pm.  Dawyck is a truly wonderful, beautiful, very steep, hilly, woodland garden, which features beautiful swathes of snowdrops during February and March each year.  Guided tours are offered every Sunday in February at 1.45pm-2.45pm – meet at the Visitor Centre.  Entrance is £6.50 for adults, £5.50 for concessions, free for children and essential carers, and RBGE members also enter free of charge.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Dawyck Botanic Gardens can be found here.

Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 9HT, boasts a beautiful woodland garden with swathes of snowdrops.  Kailzie Gardens are a lovely place to take a snowdrop walk.  Kailzie Gardens are open daily, for all the details, please click here.

From Saturday 26th January 2019 to Sunday 11th March 2019, Cringletie House Hotel, Edinburgh Road, Peebles, Peebleshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8PL is taking part in the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Explore Cringletie House Hotel’s nature trail and admire the snowdrops growing in the gardens and grounds, stop for a light lunch or a snowdrop afternoon tea, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

The Winter Garden and Lime Walk boast the best displays of snowdrops at Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD.  The team at this National Trust garden planted an additional 4000 snowdrop bulbs last year to add to their impressive collection.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD.  Winkworth Arboretum is a beautiful place to visit, visitors can admire displays of Galanthus nivalis planted near the tearoom.  Snowdrops can also be spotted on the Upper Arboretum and along the Spring Walk.  Winkworth Arboretum is situated on a steep site, with uneven, rough ground, which is exacerbated due to the many tree roots, so it’s not easy for disabled visitors, but this is a beautiful location, which makes for a lovely walk.  The arboretum is a good place to spot wildlife, there’s a lake and a great many fantastic trees.
Information for disabled visitors to Winkworth Arboretum can be found by clicking here.

The Old Rectory, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8LX, is open by appointment during February 2019, for the NGS Snowdrop Festival.  Entry is £5, with free entry for children.  This is a one and half acre garden with an impressive display of naturalised snowdrops.  Visitors can see over 100 named snowdrop varieties, alongside aconites and other early flowering plants in this mature garden.  The Old Rectory’s garden has disabled access: there’s a gravel drive, a gentle slope, with some narrow pathways.  Home-made teas are available, contact the owner to book your visit on: 01474 707513 or keproudfoot@gmail.com.

On Friday 1st February 2019East Lambrook Manor Gardens,  East Lambrook, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5HH, open their gardens with their Margery Fish Festival of Snowdrops!  With one hundred different snowdrop varieties, East Lambrook Manor Gardens have an impressive display of named snowdrops in their special display bed.  Visitors can find lots of named snowdrops around the gardens.  East Lambrook Manor Gardens open from 10am until 5pm, from Tuesday to Sunday (they are closed on Mondays).  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to East Lambrook Manor Gardens can be found here.

On Friday 1st February 2019, at 7.30pm, A Celebration of Corona North will be held at Ballykealey Manor Hotel, near Altamont, Ballon, Co Carlow, Ireland, an evening of light refreshments and talks by Paul Cutler.  If you’d like to attend this special event, booking is essential, tickets are €10, please contact Robert Miller of Altamont Plants – telephone Robert on 087 982 2135 or email sales@altamontplants.com

The Alpine Garden Society are holding their annual Snowdrop Day from 9am until 4pm, on Saturday 2nd February 2019, at Ford Hall, Lilleshall National Conferencing Centre, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9AT.  The AGS Snowdrop Day features snowdrop lectures from: Richard Hobbs, who will be giving a talk about, ‘Plants and People: an A-Z’, Jim Almond, who is giving a lecture entitled, ‘Snowdrops: the Theme is Green, and Anne Wright, who will be giving a talk entitled, ‘Making More Snowdrops’.  There will also be a snowdrop question and answer session.  Attendees can purchase snowdrops at the AGS Plant Sale, which is open until 4.30pm, nurseries attending include: Matt Bishop, Edulis, Monksilver, Glen Chantry, Jim Almond, and Woodchippings.  There will also be an AGS stand, where a selection of gardening books and merchandise are available for purchase.  This is a popular event where the tickets are sold in advance, and places are limited – it’s wise to buy your tickets early.  For all the information, including details of the hot two course lunch and coffee, please click here.

On Saturday 2nd February 2019, the Avon Bulb Sale will be held from 11am until 3pm, at the Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP, hold Snowdrop Open Days where visitors can admire the Elwes family’s extensive snowdrop collection, which features three hundred and fifty snowdrop varieties!  Colesbourne Park Snowdrop Open Days all open at 1pm, with last entries at 4.30pmNB. Please note that due to the Snowy weather, Colesbourne Park will be CLOSED ON Saturday 2nd February 2019 and again on Sunday 3rd February 2019.  Fingers crossed for better weather for the rest of the garden’s openings on Saturday 9th February 2019Sunday 10th February 2019Saturday 16th February 2019Sunday 17th February 2019Saturday 23rd February 2019Sunday 24th February 2019Saturday 2nd March 2019, and Sunday 3rd March 2019.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Colesbourne Park can be found here.

Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP, offer private, weekday snowdrop tours for groups, clubs and societies during February 2019.  Tours are guided by Sir Henry Elwes or Lady Elwes, together with Colesbourne Park’s Head Gardener, Arthur Cole; the garden tours give a uniquely personal look at the snowdrop collection and the gardens.  Tours start at 11am or 2 pm, prior booking is required, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU, are holding special Snowdrop Weekends every weekend in February, from Saturday 2nd February 2019, until Sunday 24th February 2019, from 10.30am until 4.30pm.  Visitors will be able to enjoy the 30 acres of gardens carpeted in a spectacular display of snowdrops.  Visitors will be able to admire large numbers of Galanthus nivalis, as well as the double form, Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus ‘Flore Pleno‘, and Galanthus atkinsii in the Rock Garden.  Entrance is charged at the reduced rate of £5 for adults and £2.50 for children, during February, for all the details, please click here.

During February 2019, Ardmaddy Castle, Oban, Argyll, Scotland, PA34 4QY, are opening daily from 9am until dusk, to allow visitors to see their snowdrop collection.

From Saturday 27th January 2019 to 31st October 2019Braco Castle, Braco, Fife, Scotland, FK15 9LA, will be opening from 10am until 5pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019.

From Friday 1st February 2019 to Thursday 28th February 2019, Dunninald Castle, Montrose, Scotland, DD10 9TD, are opening daily from 1pm until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.

From Friday 1st February 2019 to Thursday 28th February 2019Craichlaw, Kirkcowan, Newton Stuart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG8 0DQ, will be opening by prior arrangement for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019.  This delightful garden includes extensive grounds and features lochs and woodlands planted with lots of snowdrops, for all the details, please click here.

Abriachan Garden Nursery, Abriachan, Highland, Scotland, IV3 8LA, will be opening from Friday 1st February 2019 to Saturday 30th November 2019 from 9am until 7pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Explore four acres of beautiful woodland gardens carpeted with snowdrops with views over Loch Ness.

Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU, are holding special Snowdrop Tours every Saturday morning in February, from Saturday 2nd February 2019, until Saturday 23rd February 2019, from 10am until 12 noon, Forde Abbey’s Head Gardener, Joshua Sparkes, will be leading a tour of the gardens.  Tickets are £20 a head, which includes a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake and entry to the gardens, for all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 2nd February 2019, a Snowdrop Gala, with other spring treasures, will be held from 9.30am until 5pm, at Ballykealey Manor Hotel, near Altamont, Ballon, Co Carlow, Ireland.  Nurseryman, Ian Christie, will be giving a talk entitled ‘Snowdrops Madness: recent finds in Scotland’ and Gardener, Ian Young, will be giving a talk entitled ‘Waves of Colour’ at this special snowdrop event.  In the afternoon, there will be a guided tour of Altamont with Paul Cutler.  Avon Bulbs, Altamont Plants, Assumpta Broomfield, Coosheen Plants, Christie’s Specialist Plants, Jim Almond, and Marchants Hardy Plants, will all be at the Plant and Bulb Sale.  Tickets are €70 (make cheques payable to Robert Miller of Atamont Plants) if purchased before the 30th January 2019, which includes the lectures, lunch at Ballykealey Manor, admission to the bulb sale, a guided tour, and afternoon tea and cake at Altamont.  To book your place at this special Snowdrop Gala, or for more details, contact Hester Forde of Coosheen Garden – you can telephone Hester on 086 865 4972 or email – hesterforde@gmail.com, or alternatively contact Robert Miller of Altamont Plants – telephone Robert on 087 982 2135 or email sales@altamontplants.com

Every Wednesday to Sunday, from Saturday 2nd February 2019 to Friday 1st March 2019Burtown House and Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland, will be opening for a special month of snowdrops.  Visitors can admire over 60 snowdrop varieties in the gardens, for all the details, please click here.

Evenley Wood Garden, Evenley, in Northamptonshire, NN13 5SH, are opening for their Snowdrop Days from Saturday 2nd February 2019 until Tuesday 26th February 2019.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Evenley Wood Garden can be found here.

Valleyfield Woodland Park, Near Shiresmill, Dunfermline, Scotland, KY12 8ER, will be opening from 2pm to 4pm on the following dates: Saturday 2nd February 2019Sunday 3rd February 2019Saturday 9th February 2019Sunday 10th February 2019Saturday 16th February 2019 to Sunday 17th February 2019Saturday 23rd February 2019Sunday 24th February 2019Saturday 2nd March 2019Sunday 3rd March 2019Saturday 9th March 2019 and Sunday 10th March 2019.  Valleyfield Woodland Park features the remnants of the only Humphry Repton designed landscape in Scotland.  Swathes of naturalised snowdrops have spread across the park.  Valleyfield Woodland Park are opening as part of the Celebration of Snowdrops, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, as part of Fife’s Snowdrops Spectacular.  Experienced guides will lead walks at 2pm each weekend, for all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 3rd February 2019, the Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS, are holding a special event with expert Edward Flint, who will be giving a talk focusing on ‘Magical Spring Flowers‘ at 2pm in the Lecture Room, above the cafe (there’s no lift to this room).  The cost of this talk is included in the ticket price for visiting the gardens, but places are offered on a first come, first served basis, so do remember to reserve your place!  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to the Chelsea Physic Garden can be found here.

Logan Botanic Garden, Port Logan, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG9 9ND, will be opening on every Sunday in February (Sunday 3rd February 2019Sunday 10th February 2019Sunday 17th February 2019Sunday 24th February 2019), from 10am until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Logan Botanic Garden opens daily from the 1st March 2019 until the 15th November 2019, from 10am until 5pm.  Entrance is £6.50 for adults, £5.50 for concessions, entrance is free for children and essential carers, and RBGE members enter free of charge.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Rode Hall, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3QP, will be opening their Snowdrop Walks from Saturday 2nd February 2019 to Sunday 3rd March 2019, on Tuesday to Sundays (they’re closed on Mondays) from 11am until 4pm.  Rode Hall have a large collection in their Old Wood, which includes 70 different varieties, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Tuesday 5th February 2019Ashwood Nurseries, Ashwood Lower Lane, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 0AE, are holding morning (10.45am) and afternoon (2.15pm) Snowdrop lectures and special garden tours of ‘John’s Garden’.  Snowdrop Expert, Nurseryman Alan Street, from Avon Bulbs, will be giving a lecture entitled ‘Snowdrops at Avon Bulbs’, and there will be the opportunity to visit John’s Garden.  Refreshments are available in the Tea Room.  Named snowdrops, Hellebores, ferns, and winter and spring flowering bulbs will be available to purchase.  All tickets must be booked in advance, tickets are £22.50 each, for all the information, please click here.

On Wednesday 6th February 2019Myddelton House Gardens, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HG, will be holding their Gardeners’ Snowdrop Coffee Morning, which opens from 10am until 11.30am.  Join Myddelton House’s Gardeners for a tour of their snowdrops with a hot drink and a slice of cake. Entry is £10, with a small charge for parking.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Myddelton House Gardens can be found here.

From Wednesday 6th February 2019 until Sunday 3rd March 2019, from 12 noon until 4pm, Benington Lordship Gardens, Benington Lordship, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7BS, are holding their Snowdrop Open Days, where visitors can admire the large drifts of snowdrops that feature in the gardens, the garden features many other plants with winter interest, such as hellebores, aconites, and winter flowering shrubs.  Benington Lordship Gardens have a collection of rare and unusual snowdrops, including two hundred labelled snowdrop varieties.  Single and double snowdrops, together with a limited number of named snowdrop varieties will be offered for sale, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Benington Lordship Gardens can be found here.

Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, in Northamptonshire, are opening from 2pm until 5.30pm, for two special Snowdrop Days on Wednesday the 6th February 2019 and on Saturday 16th February 2019.  Tickets are £12 per person and must be booked in advance, for all the details, please click here.

On Thursday 7th February 2019Welford Park, Welford, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, are holding a Snowdrop Plant Sale from 11am until 4pm.  This Plant Sale will be a weekly event, held every Thursday, during the garden’s opening period.  Welford Park is a private home, please check their opening times before visiting the gardens, if you’re interested, you’ll find all the details here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Friday 8th February 2019 and Wednesday 20th February 2019, Dunvegan Castle, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, IV55 8WF, will opening without charge for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, from 10am to 2pm, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 9th February 2019, the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Study Day opens at 9.15am for registration, tea and coffee.  First, at 10am, Jane Kilpatrick and Jennifer Harmer will be giving a talk entitled, ‘The Galanthophiles – Snowdrop Devotees – 1854-2014’.  Next, at 11am, Tom Mitchell will be giving a talk, ‘Extreme Snowdropping – adventures in search of wild snowdrops part 2’.  Then from 12 noon until 1pm, there will be access to the snowdrop sale.  There’s soup and cake for lunch, which is followed by a Guided Tour of the Heritage Snowdrops at Shaftesbury with Emma Thick.  Then Andy McIndoe will be giving a talk, entitled, ‘The Winter Garden’, with the event closing at 4pm.  For all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 9th February 2019, there’s a Snowdrop Open Garden Day at Woodpeckers, Mulberry Cottage, and Garden Cottage, The Bank, Marlcliff, Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, B50 4NT.  This open garden day starts at 10.30am and closes at 3pm.  Tea and coffee are available.  £3.50 is the suggested entrance fee, with proceeds going to charity.

From Saturday 9th February 2019 onwards, the Snowdrop Walk opens at Hever Castle, Hever, Kent, TN8 7NG.  80,000 snowdrops can be seen at Hever Castle, including single and double flowered varieties.  Look out for Galanthus plicatus ‘Wendy’s Gold’, Galanthus elwesii ‘Green Brush’, Galanthus ‘Colossus’, Galanthus ‘Magnet’, Galanthus nivalis ‘Viridapice’, and many more.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

From Saturday 9th February 2019 to Sunday 17th March 2019Gargunnock House Gardens, Gargunnock, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 3AZ, will be opening from 11am to 3.30pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019.  This special five acre snowdrop garden features a walled garden and woodland walks.

The Hardy Plant Society’s Galanthus Group are holding their AGM and Study Day on Sunday 10th February 2019, in the Somerset, from 9.30am until 4pm.  Attendees will enjoy two talks: one given by Alan Street and another talk given by Michael Dreisvogt.  Delegates will spend the afternoon at East Lambrook Manor Garden and at Avon Bulbs.  Please note, this event is only open to members of the Hardy Plant Society and the HPS Galanthus Group, for all the details including information on joining these lovely groups, please click here.

On Sunday 10th February 2019, there’s a Snowdrop and Early Spring Plant Fair at Hole Park, Benenden Road, Rolvenden, Kent, TN17 4JA.  This special plant fair opens from 11am until 3pm, admission is £4.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

From Monday 11th February 2019 to Wednesday 27th February 2019, Pembury House Garden, Ditchling Road (New Road) in Clayton, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9PH, will be open to groups and individuals who book in advance – opening times are Monday to Friday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  For all the details, please click here.

Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP, are holding a Snowdrop Study Day on Thursday 14th February 2019.  This special study day starts at 10am and finishes at 3.30pm.  Snowdrops will be available for purchase, attendees will be able to enjoy a private viewing of the Colesbourne Park snowdrops, and enjoy talks and lectures.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Thursday 14th February 2019Welford Park, Welford, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, are holding a Snowdrop Plant Sale from 11am until 4pm.  This Plant Sale will be a weekly event, held every Thursday, during the garden’s opening period.  Welford Park is a private home, please check their opening times before visiting the gardens, if you’re interested, you’ll find all the details here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from Friday 15th February 2019 onwards, the The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Inverleith Row, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 5LR, will be giving guided talks of the garden’s impressive snowdrop collections at 11am – meet at the John Hope Gateway reception.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, in Northamptonshire, are opening from 2pm until 5.30pm, for two special Snowdrop Days on Wednesday the 6th February 2019 and on Saturday 16th February 2019.  Tickets are £12 per person and must be booked in advance, for all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 16th February 2019, the Scottish Rock Garden Club will be holding their Early Bulb Day from 10am until 4pm, at Victoria Hall, Dunblane, Scotland, FK15 9EX.  The speakers at this event will be Ian Christie and Ian Young, visitors can also enjoy seasonal displays and plant sales.  For all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 16th February 2019 and Sunday 17th February 2019 Branklyn Garden, 116 Dundee Road, Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, PH2 7BB, will be opening from 10am until 5pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  For all the details of this garden’s opening, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here
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On Saturday 16th February 2019 and Sunday 17th February 2019, Moorcroft are holding a special Snowdrop Event at Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU.   Attendees will be able to enjoy the snowdrops in Forde Abbey’s gardens; while inside, visitors can view Moorcroft’s new Snowdrop Sensation collection and the Moorcroft Forde Abbey Vase.  Visitors who attend this event on the Saturday have the chance to join Head Gardener, Josh Sparkes, for a one and a half hour tour of Forde Abbey’s gardens.  There is also the chance to watch one of Moorcroft’s leading pottery artists at work.  Enjoy tea, coffee, and a slice of cake in Forde Abbey’s tea room.  There are five limited edition snowdrop designs available at this event.  For all the details, please click hereTo see all the ticket options for this event, please click here.

On Saturday 16th February 2019 and Sunday 17th February 2019, Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estates, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland, TD5 7SF, will be holding a Snowdrop Weekend, from 10.30am until 4pm, to allow visitors to see their collection of snowdrops.  £5 entry for adults, with 20% off for RHS members and free entry for children.

On Saturday 16th February 2019 and Sunday 17th February 2019, there’s a Snowdrop Weekend at Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, Selborne, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3JH.  Open from 10.30am until 4pm, visitors can join guided tours of Gilbert White’s Garden where they can admire the snowdrops in the gardens and learn more about this beautiful winter flowering bulb.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Knowle Hill Farm, Ulcombe, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1ES, will be opening on Saturday 16th February 2019, Sunday 17th February 2019, and Monday 18th February 2019, from 11am until 3pm, for the NGS.  This two acre garden, which is situated on the south facing slopes of the North Downs, has been in creation for the past thirty years.  Visitors can admire the gardens’ snowdrops, which include 100 named varieties, a spreading carpet of Galanthus nivalis, and self sown Galanthus elwesii and Galanthus plicatus, amongst hellebores and topiary.  Visitors will also appreciate the hot sausage rolls served on these special open days!  The owner of Knowle Hill Farm is happy to receive small groups of visitors with prior notice during February, please see Knowle Hill Farm’s website for contact details, or telephone 01622 850240 to make a booking.  Spring Platt is another snowdrop garden that is near Knowle Hill Farm, for all the details, please click here.

From Saturday 16th February 2019 until Sunday 17th March 2019, Bruckhills Croft, Rothienorman, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 6YB, Scotland, will be opening by arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Visitors can delight in seeing 450 snowdrop varieties in Bruckhills Croft’s garden, with a selection of snowdrops available for purchase in their plant sales area.  Entry is £4 for adults, with no charge for children.  Please contact the owner if you wish to visit this garden, telephone 01651 821596, or find more details on this garden’s Facebook page.

From Saturday 16th February 2019 to Saturday 23rd February 2019,  Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston Road, Ness, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 4AY, will be offering guided walks of their snowdrop collection, from 1pm until 3pm.  The walks are closely followed by a hot drink by the open fire in the Bulley Room, which is included in the ticket price.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Ness Botanic Gardens can be found by clicking here.

On Saturday 16th February 2019 and Sunday 17th February 2019, Primrose Bank, Dauby Lane, Kexby, York, YO41 5LH, are opening their winter garden from 10am to 4pm to raise funds for the Anthony Nolan Trust.  Visitors can explore this developing winter and spring garden and Primrose Bank’s adjacent RHS Gold Medal winning nursery.  There will be talks, gardeners’ question time, refreshments, and the auction of one of Dryad Nursery’s sought after Dryad Gold snowdrop bulbs!  Snowdrops, Hepatica, Narcissus, and other plants for sale from Primrose Bank Nursery, Dryad Nursery, and Michael Myers.

On Saturday 16th February 2019 and Monday 18th February 2019, Shirley Carman-Martin will be opening her garden, 5 Whitemans Close, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5DE for the NGS Snowdrop Festival.   There’s lots to see in this small, but very pretty cottage garden, which features 150 different snowdrop varieties, alongside Hellebores and winter flowering shrubs.  Refreshments will be available.  Contact the owner on, 01444 473520 to book your place.  Please note this small garden features a few steps and is not suitable for visitors in wheelchairs.

On Sunday 17th February 2019, Cloan, by Auchterarder, PH3 1PP, Scotland, is opening from 10am until 3pm, to allow visitors to see the snowdrops flowering in this two acre garden.  For more information, please click here.

Great Comp Gardens are usually closed during February, so this special day, The Snowdrop Sensation Plant Fair, held on Sunday 17th February 2019, (The Plant Fair is open from 10am until 12 noon, but Great Comp Gardens are open until 4pm) is a lovely opportunity to view Great Comp’s collection of snowdrops, hellebores, and other winter flowering plants and purchase some pretty snowdrops and early spring flowering plants.  Val Bourne will be giving a talk entitled ‘Tales of the Unexpected – Strange Encounters with Galanthophiles Past and Present’.  The tea room will be serving delicious lunches and refreshments.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Great Comp Gardens can be found here.

On Sunday 17th February 2019, Hopetoun House, Shore Road, South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland, EH30 9SL, will be opening from 10.30am until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Visitors can explore the grounds which extend to one hundred acres for this one off special day, for all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 17th February 2019, Craig, Langholm, Scotland, DG13 0NZ is opening from 12 noon until 4pm, to allow visitors to see their collection of snowdrops.  There’s a woodland snowdrop walk and snowdrops around the house and along by the river.

On Thursday 21st February 2019Welford Park, Welford, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, are holding a Snowdrop Plant Sale from 11am until 4pm.  This Plant Sale will be a weekly event, held every Thursday, during the garden’s opening period.  Welford Park is a private home, please check their opening times before visiting the gardens, if you’re interested, you’ll find all the details here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Friday 22nd February 2019, from 10.30am until 4.30pm, there’s a Snowdrop Sensation Event at Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre, Sandbach Road, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 2DQ.  Enjoy tea, coffee, and biscuits and browse the new Snowdrop Sensation collection from Moorcroft Pottery.  Val Bourne will be giving a talk at this event.  This is a free event, but you need to RSVP to mclub@moorcroft.com by 15th February 2019.  For all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 23rd February 2019 and Sunday 24th February 2019 Branklyn Garden, 116 Dundee Road, Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, PH2 7BB, will be opening from 10am until 5pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  For all the details of this garden’s opening, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here
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Saturday 23rd February 2019 and Sunday 24th February 2019 – The Great Dixter Winter Opening Weekend will open from 10am until 4pm at Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH.  A lovely chance to see the gardens at Dixter during wintertime.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Great Dixter can be found here.

Shepherd House Garden, Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland, EH21 7TH, is a one acre garden with a growing collection of snowdrops.  This private garden is opening on Saturday 23rd February 2019 and Sunday 24th February 2019, from 11am until 4pm.  This is a charity opening, in aid of ‘Scotland’s Gardens‘ and ‘Battle of Pinkie Cleugh Musselburgh Tapestry’.  £5 entry, artists cards for sale, please note – no teas, for all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 23rd February 2019 and Sunday 24th February 2019Langley Park Gardens, Montrose, Angus, Scotland, DD10 9LG, are opening as part of the Snowdrop Festival from 12 noon until 4pm.  The 27 acres of gardens at Langley Park enjoy views over the Montrose basin, hills, and the sea beyond.  There are three walled gardens and large swathes of snowdrops for visitors to admire.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 24th February 2019Blair House, Blair Estate, Dalry, North Ayreshire, Scotland, KA24 4ER, is opening from 12 noon until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019.

On Sunday 24th February 2019Danevale Park, Crossmichael, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG7 2LP, will be opening from 1pm until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019.  This garden features snowdrops and aconites.

On Sunday 24th February 2019, Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn, Scotland, PH2 9BQ, are opening from 1.30pm to 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019.  The gardens feature carpets of snowdrops around ancient yews and Wellingtonia trees.  Look out for red squirrels in the gardens.

On Sunday 24th February 2019, there’s a Snowdrop and Plant Fair at Kingston Bagpuize House, Abingdon, Oxford, OX13 5AX, opening from 11am until 3pm.  Visitors can purchase snowdrops and plants from a variety of nurseries at this brand new plant fair, attendees will also have the chance to enjoy the snowdrops in Kingston Bagpuize House’s gardens.

From Sunday 24th February 2019 – Thursday 28th February 2019, and from Friday 1st March 2019 – Monday 11th March 2019, Broughton House and Garden, 12 High Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG6 4JX, will be opening from 11am until 4pm for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  For all the details, please click here.

From 1st January 2019 to the 31st March 2019, the Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF, is celebrating the story of the Giant Snowdrop Company, a local business, based in Hyde.  From the 1950s to the mid 1960s, the Giant Snowdrop Company offered snowdrops for sale via mail order, allowing snowdrops to be more accessible to gardeners.  This exhibition includes The Giant Snowdrop Company’s catalogues, notes on the most popular snowdrop varieties at the time, the medals these snowdrop growers won, and letters they received.  In the walled garden, visitors can enjoy a display of snowdrops that are connected with the Giant Snowdrop Company, including Galanthus ‘S. Arnott’, and snowdrops named after family members, known as the Hyde four, and other notable snowdrop varieties.  There’s free entry and free parking nearby.  Please note, the museum is closed on Mondays.  On Thursday 28th February 2019, the authors of the 2018 book, The Galanthophiles – 160 years of snowdrop devotees, Jane Kilpatrick and Jennifer Harmer will be giving a talk at 2pm at the Museum in the Park, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF.  Booking is essential, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Thursday 28th February 2019Welford Park, Welford, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU, are holding a Snowdrop Plant Sale from 11am until 4pm.  This Plant Sale will be a weekly event, held every Thursday, during the garden’s opening period.  Welford Park is a private home, please check their opening times before visiting the gardens, if you’re interested, you’ll find all the details here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Snowdrop Events held in March 2019

From Friday 1st February 2019 to Sunday 31st March 201910 Pilmuir Road West, Forres, Highland, Scotland, IV36 2HL, will be opening by arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019.  For all the details, please click here.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Stobo, near Peebles, in the Scottish Borders, EH45 9JU, are open daily from 1st March 2019, from 10am until 4pm.  Dawyck is a truly wonderful, beautiful, very steep, hilly, woodland garden, which features beautiful swathes of snowdrops during February and March each year.  Entrance is £6.50 for adults, £5.50 for concessions, free for children and essential carers, and RBGE members also enter free of charge.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to Dawyck Botanic Gardens can be found here.

From Sunday 28th January 2019 to Thursday 7th March 2019Fingask Castle, Rait, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, PH2 7SA, will be opening by prior arrangement, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019.

From Friday 1st March 2019 – Monday 11th March 2019, Broughton House and Garden, 12 High Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG6 4JX, will be opening from 11am until 4pm for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  For all the details, please click here.

From Saturday 9th February 2019 to Sunday 17th March 2019Gargunnock House Gardens, Gargunnock, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 3AZ, will be opening from 11am to 3.30pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019.  This special five acre snowdrop garden features a walled garden and woodland walks.

Logan Botanic Garden, Port Logan, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG9 9ND.  Logan Botanic Garden opens daily from the 1st March 2019 until the 15th November 2019, from 10am until 5pm.  Entrance is £6.50 for adults, £5.50 for concessions, entrance is free for children and essential carers, and RBGE members enter free of charge.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

From Saturday 26th January 2019 to Sunday 11th March 2019, Cringletie House Hotel, Edinburgh Road, Peebles, Peebleshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8PL is taking part in the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Explore Cringletie House Hotel’s nature trail and admire the snowdrops growing in the gardens and grounds, stop for a light lunch or a snowdrop afternoon tea, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Bruckhills Croft, Rothienorman, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 6YB, Scotland, will be opening by arrangement from Friday the 1st March 2019, to Sunday 17th March 2019, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Visitors can delight in seeing 450 snowdrop varieties in Bruckhills Croft’s garden, with a selection of snowdrops available for purchase in their plant sales area.  Entry is £4 for adults, with no charge for children.  Please contact the owner if you wish to visit this garden, telephone 01651 821596, or find more details on this garden’s Facebook page.

Valleyfield Woodland Park, Near Shiresmill, Dunfermline, Scotland, KY12 8ER, will be opening from 2pm to 4pm on the following dates: Saturday 2nd March 2019Sunday 3rd March 2019Saturday 9th March 2019 and Sunday 10th March 2019.  Valleyfield Woodland Park features the remnants of the only Humphry Repton designed landscape in Scotland.  Swathes of naturalised snowdrops have spread across the park.  Valleyfield Woodland Park are opening as part of the Celebration of Snowdrops, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, as part of Fife’s Snowdrops Spectacular.  Experienced guides will lead walks at 2pm each weekend, for all the details, please click here.

Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP, will be opening at the weekends from Saturday 2nd February 2019, to Sunday 3rd March 2019, gates open at 1pm, with last entries at 4.30pm.  Colesbourne Park offer private, weekday snowdrop tours for groups, clubs and societies during February 2019.  Tours are guided by Sir Henry Elwes or Lady Elwes, together with Colesbourne Park’s Head Gardener, Arthur Cole, and give a uniquely personal look at the snowdrop collection and the gardens.  Tours start at 11am or 2 pm, prior booking is required, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 2nd March 2019 and Sunday 3rd March 2019Langley Park Gardens, Montrose, Angus, Scotland, DD10 9LG, are opening as part of the Snowdrop Festival from 12 noon until 4pm.  The 27 acres of gardens at Langley Park enjoy views over the Montrose basin, hills, and the sea beyond.  There are three walled gardens and large swathes of snowdrops for visitors to admire.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

There’s a Plant and Gardening Fair at Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU, on Sunday 3rd March 2019, from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors can purchase snowdrops and other spring flowering plants, and admire the display of snowdrops and crocus in the gardens at Forde Abbey.  Entrance to the Plant Fair and Gardens is £3, parking is free, for all the details, please click here.

On Sunday 3rd March 2019, Rossie Gardens, Fordandenny, Perthshire, Scotland, PH2 9EH, are opening from 11am until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.

On Sunday 3rd March 2019Ecclesgreig Castle, St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, DD10 0DP, will be opening from 1pm until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019.  This Victorian Gothic Castle’s gardens feature over one hundred and fifty different types of snowdrops.

From Thursday 7th March 2019 to Friday 15th March 2019, Pembury House Garden, Ditchling Road (New Road) in Clayton, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9PH, will be open to groups and individuals who book in advance – opening times are Monday to Friday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  For all the details of how to book, please click here.

On Sunday 9th March 2019, Cleghorn, Cleghorn Farm, Lanark, Scotland, ML11 7RN, is opening from 2pm until 4pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  This eighteen century garden is being renovated, the gardens are carpeted with masses of snowdrops.

On Sunday 17th March 2019Lawton House, Inverkeilor, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, DD11 4RU, will be opening from 2pm until 5pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019.  This is a pretty woodland garden with extensive areas of snowdrops, crocus and aconites.

Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 9HT, boasts a beautiful woodland garden with swathes of snowdrops.  Kailzie Gardens are a lovely place to take a snowdrop walk.  Kailzie Gardens are open daily, for all the details, please click here.

During March 2019, Ardmaddy Castle, Oban, Argyll Scotland, PA34 4QY, are opening daily from 9am until dusk, to allow visitors to see their snowdrops and gardens.

From Saturday 27th January 2019 to 31st October 2019Braco Castle, Braco, Fife, Scotland, FK15 9LA, will be opening from 10am until 5pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2019.

Abriachan Garden Nursery, Abriachan, Highland, Scotland, IV3 8LA, will be opening from Friday 1st February 2019 to Saturday 30th November 2019 from 9am until 7pm, for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.  Explore four acres of beautiful woodland gardens carpeted with snowdrops with views over Loch Ness.

2019 Snowdrop Events in Belgium

On Saturday 9th February 2019 and Sunday 10th February 2019Arboretum Kalmthout, Huevel 8, 2920 Kalmthout, (near Antwerp), Belgium, are holding a special Snowdrop Weekend at exhibition venue vangeertenhof, which opens from 10am until 5pm on both days.  There will be many snowdrops available for purchase with expert advice on growing snowdrops given on the Saturday of this snowdrop themed weekend.  Free garden tours to see the snowdrops are offered from 11am until 4pm on Sunday.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Cathy Poitier is holding Snowdrop Weekends from 9am to 5pm, on Saturday 26th January 2019 and Sunday 27th January 2019, Saturday 2nd February 2019 and Sunday 3rd February 2019, Saturday 9th February 2019, Sunday 10th February 2019, Saturday 23rd February 2019, and Sunday 24th February 2019, at Margareta van Vlaanderenstraat 27, B-8310, St Kruis, Bruges, Belgium.

2019 Snowdrop Events in the Netherlands

On Thursday 7th February 2019, Friday 8th February 2019, and Saturday 9th February 2019 a Snowdrop Fair is being held from 10 am – 5 pm, at Boshoeve 3, 6874 NB Wolfheze (near Arnhem).  Wim Boens will give a lecture entitled: ‘Companions to snowdrops, for ‘real’ colour in your garden’, on Thursday 7th February 2019, at 12 noon.

At this Snowdrop Fair, specialist nurseries will be selling snowdrops and spring-flowering plants.  There will also be stands in the barn selling ‘Galanthofilia’, from unique snowdrop postcards, drawings, hand-painted crockery and glassware to clothing, trinkets, and tablecloths – all beautifully decorated with snowdrops! In the greenhouse, visitors will discover the first violets, primroses, and a collection of peonies.

On Saturday 16th February 2019, Saturday 23rd February 2019, and Saturday 2nd March 2019 open Snowdrop Days are being held at Boshoeve 3, 6874 NB Wolfheze (near Arnhem).  Visitors can enjoy over 350 different snowdrops.  There will be a sale of snowdrops and other spring bulbs.  Entry is free and the tea shop will be open.

Flower Bulb Tour East Groningen

2019 marks the 12th anniversary of the flower bulb tour in East Groningen, Holland.  A large number of additional bulbs were planted last autumn to ensure a spectacular display for visitors to East Groningen in 2019 and beyond.  Each of the four gardens that open for this special event are very different, each garden has its own character and atmosphere.

East Groningen are holding special Snowdrop Sundays from 11am until 5pm on: Sunday 24th February 2019, and Sunday 3rd March 2019.

Following the Snowdrop Sundays, Crocus Sundays will be held from 11am until 5pm on: Sunday 17th March 2019, Sunday 14th April 2019, Sunday 21st April 2019, and Sunday 28th April 2019 when visitors can enjoy seeing a number of spring flowers.

The participating East Groningen Gardens are:

The Stonefarm’, Anna en Tinus Scheltens, Zijdstukkerweg 7, 9501 LB Stadskanaal, stonefarm7@gmail.com, www.stonefarm.nl.
Visitors will find that even the roadsides outside this 20.000 m2 garden are covered with spring flowering bulbs!  This landscape garden features a number of large boulders, and a large snowdrop and crocus meadow.

City Channel Garden’, Lida Lourens, H.J. Kniggestraat 101, 9501 NJ Stadskanaal, lourens.be@gmail.com.
This 2.500m2 garden features an array of spring flowers, including a variety of different snowdrops, Camellias, Crocus, Puschkinias, Muscari, Fritillaries, and Scillas.  In March and April visitors can also see Narcissus, Tulips, and early flowering Primulas.

Tuinfleur’, Rika en Pieter van Delden, Nieuweweg 34, 9682 RM Oostwold, tuinfleur@planet.nlwww.tuinfleur.nl.
This 6.000 m2, long (350m) and narrow garden is divided into ten separate rooms.  Situated on the shores of the Oldambtlake, there are great variety of plants growing in this garden.  Visitors can admire thousands of snowdrops, which include 150 different cultivars!  Vistors can also enjoy Scilla, Muscari, Chionodoxia, Narcisus, Tulips, Allium, Leucojum, and Hellebores.

Wubsbos’, Jannie Bos, St.Vitusholt 86, 9673 AK Winschoten, info@wubsbos.nl.  www.wubsbos.nl.
This 1.700 m2 woodland garden features carpets of early spring snowdrops, which are followed by wild spring flowers and Narcissus, which cover the garden later in springtime.

Groups can arrange to visit these special gardens during their opening periods – please contact the garden owners for more details.

Snowdropsarrangement 5th March 2019

This is an exclusive package for the true lover. A visit under the guidance of garden to garden by a garden owner, explanation and something tasty, including lunch. You’ll find full information provided by the garden owners – please contact them for more details and to register your interest for this special event.

Snowdrop Events in Germany

Schneegloeckchentage Knechtsteden

On Saturday 16th February 2019 and Sunday 17th February 2019, Knechtsteden Monastery will be holding a special snowdrop event from 10am until 4pm.  Visitors can enjoy a lecture programme as well as the chance to purchase snowdrops and other spring flowering plants from specialist growers and nurseries.  Monksilver and Avon Bulbs will be selling snowdrops at this special event.  For all the details, please click here.

‘Schneeglöckchentage im Luisenpark’ / ‘Snowdrop Days in Luisenpark’

The Luisenpark Snowdrop Days at Mannheim are becoming a fixture in the diary of Galanthophiles.

Anne Repnow has announced that the next snowdrops days at Luisenpark will take place on Saturday 23rd February 2019 and Sunday 24th February 2019!

On Saturday 23rd February 2019, Joe Sharman will give a talk entitled, ‘Galanthus reginae-olgae Autumn blooming snowdrops’.

On Sunday 24th February 2019, Jürgen Peters will give a talk entitled, ‘The world of Hepatica’.  To illustrate his talk, Joe will also bring a small ‘Hepatica Landscape’ with him, to demonstrate the magic of these little jewel-like plants.

The sellers that will be present at this event are:

  • Alpine Staudengärtnerei Peters
  • Avon Bulbs, GB
  • Bäuerleins Grüne Stube
  • Blickfang: Alte Zeiten, Peter Menzel
  • Claudia Rippl – Glaskunst
  • Dr. Heinrich Niewöhner
  • Freilandfarne Wouter van Driel – Ferns, Netherlands
  • Floralpin, Frank Schmidt
  • Gärtnerei am Nassachtal
  • Gärtnerei Bergalp, Netherlands
  • Gärtnerei Blütenreich
  • GdS – Gesellschaft der Staudenfreunde
  • Hertha Werner, Patchwork und More
  • Maria Mail-Brandt, Garden Literature
  • Mein Kameliengarten – Camellias, Anke Koschitz
  • Monksilver Nursery, GB
  • Michael Camphausen
  • Müller Lebensraum Garten
  • Ortenauer Staudencenter
  • Petra Wagner
  • Plantworld Holland, Netherlands
  • Stauden Eidmann
  • Stauden Stolz
  • Pflanze und Co. – Cyclamen, Renate Brinkers
  • Uwe Stiebritz Nursery

Torgau blüht auf

On Saturday the 9th March 2019 and Sunday 10th March 2019, Frühlingsblüherschau Torgau 2019 is being held for the first time in Torgau, Saxony, Germany.  On the afternoon of Saturday 9th March 2019, Anne Repnow will be giving a talk entitled ‘Snowdrops – ABC for Beginners’.  While Hagen Engelmann Cottbus is bringing some of his new snowdrop varieties and answering visitors questions during this special two day event.

At 10am and 13.30 on Saturday 9th March 2019 and Sunday 10th March 2019, there will be bus tours to see the snowdrops in Torgau.  The tours will be visiting Glacies park, where visitors can admire snowdrops, Wildschütz, where crocus dominate the landscape.  While, Beilrode, Uebigau, and Saxdorf, have snowdrop gardens that will be opening for this special event.  Visitors can admire Dr. Harald Alex’s snowdrop garden.

Snowdrop Events in America

On Saturday 9th March 2019, A Galanthus Gala is being held from 10am until 3pm,  at Downingtown Friends Meeting House, 800 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335, USA.  There will be a programme of lectures and the chance to purchase snowdrops.  For all the details, please click here.

If I have missed your snowdrop event, please contact me and provide me with the full details – I will be very happy to add your event to this calendar.

Snowdrop nurseries

To see a list of snowdrop nurseries, please click here.

Other articles and calendars that may interest you…………….

To see my calendar of specialist plant fairs, festivals, sales, and swaps, please click here.

To see my article about daffodil gardens and special events, please click here.

To find out about the gardens opening for Disabled Access Day, please click here.

To see a list of gardens holding special events or offering discounts on Mothers Day, please click here.

To see a calendar of daffodil shows and competitions, please click here.

For a list of snowdrop nurseries, please click here.

To read about daffodils, please click here.

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