Snowdrop Walk at Hever Castle
9th February 2019
Follow a trail of thousands of snowdrops starting to emerge from their winter hibernation – the first sign that spring is just around the corner. Then stroll through the gardens and enjoy the early blossoms of camellia and quince.
Around 70,000 snowdrop bulbs have been planted in the Gardens over the past few years including a mix of single and double snowdrops, interspersed with some unusual varieties such as the yellow tipped ‘Wendy’s Gold’, a giant galanthus called ‘Colossus’ which at 9 inches is one of the tallest snowdrops you can find and Galanthus ‘Green Brush’ with its unusual green tipped flowers.
Head gardener Neil Miller says: “We have planted some exciting varieties in the last few years including Galanthus Athenae – one of the earliest to flower, usually by the end of November, Galanthus Magnet, Galanthus Viridapice and Galanthus Picatus warham.”