A record crowd of visitors attended the Ultimate Snowdrop Sale at Myddelton House Gardens in Enfield on Saturday where 250 Gardening enthusiasts and Galanthophiles, dedicated collectors of snowdrops, came to purchase rare and unusual snowdrops.
This was the fourth Ultimate Snowdrop Sale and the most successful to date on what turned out to be a beautiful, crisp but chilly winter?s day. The sale attracted international visitors from America, the Netherlands, Belgium and the Republic of Ireland. Queuing for the sale started around 7:00 with anticipation rising for the start and at the opening people ran to their favourite?stand before anyone else.
Two of the most popular snowdrops were Galanthus ‘Green Tear’ and Galantus `Chamdlers? which were both sold by Monksilver Nursery from Cambridge for ?100 each. Stocks sold out very quickly with money exchanging hands at a fast rate.
Andrew Turvey, Head Gardener of Myddelton House Gardens, said: ?I think E.A. Bowles, one of the 20th century?s greatest plantsmen who lived at Myddelton House, would have been delighted to have had so many keen Galanthophiles at Myddelton House Gardens. This sale is growing in popularity year on year. Its success stems from being the first big snowdrop sale of the year and we have built a strong reputation for attracting the finest top sellers. Due to the rising popularity of the Ultimate Snowdrop Sale the organisers have confirmed it will be held here for the next four years.?
Next year?s sale will take place on Saturday 23 January 2016 at 10:30.