The National Garden Scheme’s fourth annual Snowdrop Festival has over 92 snowdrop gardens open to everyone across England and Wales in February.

George Plumptre, Chief Executive of The National Garden Scheme, says:

“Over the last few years the National Garden Scheme’s Snowdrop Festival has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to gardens throughout January and February. But garden visiting at this time of year isn’t just for galanthophiles who are looking to discover a rare variety of snowdrop in gardens they may never otherwise find. Snowdrops are the perfect antidote to the Winter blues and spending the afternoon at one of our Snowdrop Festival gardens is the ideal opportunity to get outside and enjoy some spectacular scenes at an otherwise depressing time of year.”

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake. The National Garden Scheme has donated a total of £55 million and made a record annual donation of £3.1 million in 2018.

To find a garden over as part of the Snowdrop Festival visit: or download the National Garden Scheme app.