Walks And Walking – Spring Walks In Snowdrop Gardens
Whilst we await the splendour of the bluebell there is the pure white of the snowdrop to keep us entertained as the winter weather clears and spring arrives. When I was looking for places to visit over the next few weeks in the pursuit of the snowdrop I found this really interesting article on the Saga Magazine facebook page.
Snowdrops are a seasonal show that grows more spectacular by the year, witnessed by an ever-growing fan club of Galanthophiles – after the flower’s scientific name Galanthus – won over by wonderful displays in gardens and woodlands across the UK. Wherever you live, there’s certain to be an open garden or place to visit nearby, which has its own snowdrop spectacular to offer – and you’ll be dazzled by the displays.
East Lambrook Manor, in Somerset, has been the site of a new snowdrop discovery, galanthus ‘Sir Henry B-C’. The snowdrop was named ‘Sir Henry B-C’ after Sir Henry Boyd-Carpenter who was Margery Fish’s nephew and who spent much of his childhood growing up at East Lambrook Manor. The gardens were created by the British garden icon, Margery Fish in the 1950s, who popularised snowdrops and made the general public aware of their immense beauty and variety. Since then, East Lambrook Manor has become a site of pilgrimage for snowdrop enthusiasts from all over the world.
Find the full article in Saga Gardening here.
For more days out in the UK to find snowdrops you can also visit and join the National Trust.