Are you a galanthophile?

10 Feb

The first snowdrops in Wordsworth House garden

Sign of spring: The first snowdrops in Wordsworth House garden

Head gardener Amanda is starting to feel very spring-like as the first snowdrops are poking their cheerful heads above the ground.

She says, although she really loves these hardy little plants, she’s not a true galanthophile. Apparently, that’s the name for someone who’s a passionate snowdrop collector.

Amanda just enjoys looking at them. If you can’t make it to Wordsworth House to see ours, after we open on Sunday, March 9, there are lots of other fabulous gardens that specialise in snowdrops. Follow the link, to find a National Trust one near you.


2 Responses to “Are you a galanthophile?”

  1. Bill Paul February 11, 2014 at 12:28 am #

    There is a wonderful display of snowdrops in the grass in front of the Abbey at Fountains. Why not pop over and have a look? I’m sure Amanda could spare you as Wordsworth House isn’t open yet.

    • Fletch the perchcrow February 18, 2014 at 10:18 am #

      I’d love to come, Bill, but I’m really busy here getting ready for opening on March 9. My typist Alex says to tell you she’s sorry she didn’t make it to Fountains last week – she ended up spending most of it watching her countrymen on TV in the Olympic curling!

      Fletch x

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