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Favourite snowdrops

Snowdrops are a sure sign that spring is on the way. These little beauties lift the spirits even on the greyest, dreariest days of winter.

We've asked four RHS Recommended Gardens, well-known for snowdrop displays, to pick out their favourite one - if they can!

Galanthus plicatus DiggoryGalanthus plicatus 'Diggory', from Benington Lordship
In a collection of snowdrops many can only be easily identified with careful examination but 'Diggory' has an unusual flower shape which is instantly recognisable. Read more on Galanthus plicatus 'Diggory'.

Galanthus nivalisGalanthus nivalis, from Burton Agnes Hall
We love Galanthus nivalis, the common snowdrop, because it covers the ground in the woodland in February when there is so little happening in the garden. Read more on Galanthus nivalis.

Galanthus MagnetGalanthus 'Magnet', from Anglesey Abbey Garden
'Magnet' is an old established snowdrop that is easy to grow. The flowers wave from side to side in just the slightest breeze. Read more on Galanthus 'Magnet'.


Galanthus nivalis ViridapiceGalanthus nivalis 'Viridapice', from Cambo Estate
This is an unusual looking snowdrop, yet is reliable and a good performer in any garden. Grow on its own, or add to a collection of snowdrops. Read more on Galanthus nivalis 'Viridapice'.

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