Following the success of our previous events, we are delighted to announce our fifth Snowdrop fair!
Great Comp Garden’s Snowdrop Sensation will showcase a wide selection of snowdrops from Monksilver Nursery, Glen Chantry, Rainbow Farm, Edulis and Andrew and Anita Thorp. Other spring flowering bulbs will be sold by Rose Cottage and two specialist hellebore nurseries will be on site in the form of Dundry and Jelly Cottage.
Galanthophiles’ or snowdrop collectors, are among the most competitive varieties of plant nuts – some will stop at nothing to get hold of a rare bulb; even stealing from other galanthophiles isn’t ruled out.
Snowdrops can be sold for record-breaking sums of money (a single bulb was sold online in 2015 for £1,350) and growers keep their locations secret in order to avoid their nurseries being stripped of their prized bulbs.
The plant fair will run from 10am – 12 noon, and the garden will be open until 4pm.
Great Comp Garden is usually closed in February so the Snowdrop Fair is a rare opportunity to see our own fine displays of Snowflakes and Hellebores when they are at their peak.
Teas and lunches will be available in The Old Dairy Tearoom.
Usual garden (and plant fair) admission fees apply, 20% day entry discount for RHS members.