Talks for Groups – ‘Celebrating Snowdrops’


An extra chance to watch this online talk. Once purchased you will receive a link to access the recording via email.



The National Garden Scheme has a wonderful portfolio of gardens that open for its Snowdrop Festival in February and offer visitors every possible feature of these much-loved and enigmatic little flowers, from drifts of thousands to tiny individual rarities.

In our new talk three garden owners will describe the snowdrops in their gardens around the country. We will hear about building up a collection of rarities and the subtle characteristics of different varieties that are so prized by galanthophiles; about how snowdrops were loved by great gardeners from the past, such as Margery Fish, and how great spreads of snowdrops become established and endure for decades. The speakers will be Carolyn Millen who has built up a superb collection at Spring Platt in Kent, Mike Werkmeister, owner of East Lambrook Manor in Somerset, where the garden was created by Margery Fish, and Matthew Fleming (best known as an England cricketer) owner of Horstead House in Norfolk where snowdrops carpet grassy banks and woodland.

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