Planted throughout the gardens.
Contrary to popular belief, the common snowdrop is not native to
Britain. When it was introduced is unclear but it can be traced
back to the 16th Century where it is mentioned in texts of the
Its grows, in the wild, central and southern Europe, occurring
mainly in deciduous woodland.
Easy to grow, it rapidly forms large drifts and produces
variable seedlings from which many of the 500 or so
cultivated varieties have been produced.
Once planted (in partial shade & avoiding very wet or
dry soils) in borders or grass, just leave to their devices and
resist the urge to tidy up the leaves.
Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit). This
award indicates that this plant is recommended by the RHS
following plant trials during which the plant met strict
criteria testing its garden worthiness.