The garden is well-known for its snowdrop collection.
There are clumps of well over 400 different varieties (all labelled), demonstrating to visitors the diversity in size of flower, colour and shape of leaves, times of flowering and variation of green or yellow markings on these lovely flowers.
I think we appreciate them all the more for the fact that they flower in the darker months of the year.
I also grow many fine hellebores, mainly from Helen Ballard, Eric Smith, Will McLewin, R D Plants and Ashwoods Nurseries. There are also lots of winter-flowering shrubs, pulmonarias, cyclamen and primroses to examine and admire.
HOWEVER! Although we are staying at Snape Cottage, it is unlikely that I shall be opening the garden in the future
I may possibly be doing my Mail Order list of snowdrops in 2017
(I am overrun with surplus bulbs)
Further details will be announced here
or send a 9" x 6" (A5) s.a.e.
For Snowdrops via Mail Order, go to Snowdrop Sales
We were invited to be the garden to visit for the February 2008 Galanthus Gala (see pictures below)
Several hundred people from all over Europe visited us! We thoroughly enjoyed the day and made lots of new friends, as well as welcoming "old" ones.