Snowdrops in London and the South East

In the gloom of January, snowdrops are the little wonders of nature which can lift our spirits and help carry us through to spring. From swathes of 'Stowedrops' in Buckinghamshire to clusters of little white flowers at Winkworth Arboretum, here are some of the best places to see them.

Snowdrops growing in the garden at Kingston Lacy

'Stowedrops' and winter flowers

It won’t be long before you see the gardens bursting with snowdrops or as we fondly like to call them ‘Stowedrops’. Enjoy chilly walks in the New Year to spot the early signs of them peeping through as they develop in the masses throughout the Elysian Fields, Sleeping Wood and Lamport Garden.

Snowdrops at Cliveden

Snowdrop watch at Cliveden 

Snowdrops are one of the first signs of life in gardens after the long winter months. Follow the journey of 'the drop' at Cliveden in Berkshire with live updates.

Snowdrops in Polesden's winter garden

Polesden Lacey 

Head Gardener at Polesden Lacey, Jamie Harris, describes Graham Stewart Thomas' winter garden, a hidden masterpiece that comes to life with colour and fragrance in the depths of the winter frost.

Snowdrops in the gardens at Waddesdon, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire


Snowdrops (Galanthus) are a welcome sight that spring is just round the corner. See beautiful displays in the gardens at Waddesdon.

Snowdrops in the garden at Nymans


During wintertime the garden is at rest, but not asleep. Spot snowdrops in the top garden and delicate witch-hazels in the walled garden while buds burst into bloom as winter gives way to early spring.

Snowdrops at Winkworth

Winkworth Arboretum 

Winkworth Arboretum in Surrey is the perfect place to enjoy peaceful seasonal beauty. Thousands of snowdrops pop up in clusters from early February.

Snowdrops at Hughenden, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire and Berkshire 

When is a snowdrop not just a snowdrop? When it’s a drift of creamy white lifting our spirits and reminding us that warmer days are not far away.

A carpet of snowdrops at Winkworth Arboretum


Discover the peace and tranquility of the winter garden at Polesden Lacey and snowdrops on the hillside slopes of Winkworth Arboretum.

View over the rock garden towards the house in winter


The first spots of colour start peeking through in our gardens and countryside in winter. There are snowdrops and winter colour to enjoy at Nymans, Petworth and lovely winter walks at Sheffield Park.

Snowdrops in the garden at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent


See the season's highlights in the Kitchen Garden at Chartwell including snowdrops from late February, pick up an estate walks leaflet at Ightham Mote and enjoy the abundance of snowdrops at Sissinghurst.