Award winning supplier sells bulbs at The Garden House

Snowdrop Bulb Sale, 2 Feb 2019, 11am - 3pm 

The Garden House is delighted to be hosting a not to be missed snowdrop bulb sale by Chelsea Flower Show Gold medallists, Avon Bulbs taking place on Feb 2nd, 11-3pm (normal admission charge will apply). One of only a handful of sales this year by Avon Bulbs, The Garden House bulb sale will be their furthest West this year.

Visitors to the sales will also have the chance to see our world renowned Matt Bishop Snowdrop Collection, one of the most diverse collections of named and naturalised snowdrops in the UK.  

We now have over 83 varieties of snowdrops, 57 of which are currently in bloom, creating a stunning display across the plantsman’s paradise in Dartmoor. Planted in huge swathes across the garden’s stunning ten acres, the snowdrops are scattered across banks and in borders, in plain sight but also tucked away in secret corners.

The snowdrops which bloom from early October through to April, are carefully labelled, tucked into herbaceous borders and naturalised with early flowering bulbs.

The vast collection was established by Galanthus (snowdrop) expert Matt Bishop, former head gardener at The Garden House, to include many unusual varieties. Matt is the principal author of the galanthophile bible, Snowdrops: a Monograph of Cultivated Galanthus (Griffin Press, 2002) and now has his own worldwide snowdrop business.

“We’re expecting lots of interest in the bulb sale and snowdrops,” says Donna Wadham, General Manager, The Garden House. “We would recommend people arrive early to get the best bulbs, enjoy the gardens and, of course, our ever popular tea rooms.”

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