In Ireland and across most of Europe at the moment the country side is awash with the delicate and beautiful flowers known as snowdrops.
Galanthus nivalis, is one of the best-known and most widespread variety. As the name would suggest, these wonderful flowers look very similar to drops of snow spread across flowerbeds and lawns. Snowdrops are perennial, herbaceous plants that grow from tiny bulbs and are easily naturalised in our climate. The most common varieties are pure white in colour however shades of green and the extremely rare yellow variety can be seen across Ireland.
Ireland’s brilliant collections of snowdrops have gained international recognition in recent weeks with the Washington Post doing a piece on them. (Irish Snowdrop review from the Washington Post)