Snowdrops at The Weir Garden

Snowdrops in early spring

You may have heard our snowdrops are some of the best in town. Come along this February as these tiny white buds make an appearance across the garden.

Snowdrops are a firm favourite with children and adults alike. There are many different varieties of snowdrop and several can be spotted here at The Weir Garden whilst on a wander. Amazingly, snowdrops can range from a tiny 2.7 inches in size for a standard bulb to a rather large 12 inches for the giant species. Their leaves have reinforced tips to push through hard frozen ground; they even contain a natural anti-freeze which helps them survive very cold conditions.

Snowdrops cover the river banks in February
The river banks are a carpet of snowdrops
Snowdrops cover the river banks in February

The scientific name for snowdrop is Gallanthus which means ‘milk flower’ a rather fitting name for these white beauties.

snowdrops covering the woodland floor
snowdrops covering the woodland floor
snowdrops covering the woodland floor

Snowdrops are like a pretty winter promise; spring will soon be here and it’s refreshing to spot the first signs of new life after the Christmas season. Come along this February to see the first of nature’s show and appreciate the wonderful view of small white buds carpeting the banks of the River Wye.

Pretty white buds can be seen throughout the garden
Tiny snowdrop buds in the garden
Pretty white buds can be seen throughout the garden