This photo of our snowdrop grove was taken last year at the end of February after the heavy snow we had then. But it does give you an indication of things to come. The main bulk of snowdrops here are just the normal Galanthus Nivalis, but we do have areas around the Garden, particularly above the maze where we have planted some more unusual varieties. The Garden is best known by Snowdrop lovers (or Galanthophiles as they are known) for its association with the noted snowdrop grower James Atkins. During Victorian times he had retired to one of the estate cottages and may well have been active in creating the wonderful display we have now. He has a snowdrop named after him Galanthus Nivalis ‘Atkinsii’ which has been claimed he found in his back garden here. It is a particularly tall variety of which we have many here.