York Gate Snowdrop week blooms online: 16th – 21st February

York Gate Snowdrops in Bloom

York Gate’s ever-growing snowdrop collection will be showcased across its social profiles all week.

York Gate  has launched Snowdrop Week, which moves online for 2021 due to the national lockdown. To appreciate the many different varieties of snowdrops on display, simply follow York Gate on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram between 16th – 21st February.

The first snowdrop video has been uploaded to Perennial’s YouTube Channel PerennialGRBS. Please subscribe and hit the notification bell to see new videos first.

Visitors will enjoy a plethora of snowdrop varieties including Galanthus ‘S. Arnott’, the elegant Galanthus ‘Wasp’, the yellow flowering Galanthus ‘Wendy’s Gold’ and the traditional Galanthus ‘Nivalis’.

Head Gardener, Ben Preston will be doing a virtual tour of the garden explaining the many wonders of snowdrops as well as sharing the garden’s amazing winter structure, from tightly clipped topiary to the timeless hard landscaping.

In addition, Senior Gardener, Jack Ogg will be doing a short video on the art of Kokedama (Japanese hanging Moss balls) that have become a regular feature during Snowdrop Week, a quirky and interesting addition to give added appeal to any garden.

York Gate’s Head Gardener, Ben Preston, comments: “Snowdrop season is the start of the floral calendar and what a great year of gardening we have ahead of us. Although we can’t open the gardens this year, we will be sharing all the winter wonders of York Gate and our ever-growing snowdrop collection. So join us on our social media profiles for a guided tour from the comfort and warmth of your own home. ”