SPRING PLATT SNOWDROPS
Welcome to Kentsnowdrops.com. My name is Carolyn, my daughter Julie, and I started collecting snowdrops in 2003 when we went to a Cottage Garden Society’s Snowdrop Group Day in Daglingworth Gloucestershire and we bought a few pots of flowering bulbs, which included Atkinsii, Reginae Olgae, Sybil Roberta and Blewbury Tart.
Every year since then we have added to the collection and now have over 400 different varieties of snowdrop. Four and a half years ago, we began chipping some of them in order to bulk up the collection more quickly ie instead of 1 or 2 of one variety we will hopefully in three years have a pot of about 15 – 20. This has been fairly successful and our chips are now flowering.
The garden is open early each year to show off the snowdrops, please take a look around the website, you can find all our latest information, see when we are taking group bookings or open for charity, view a gallery of some of the huge number of snowdrop varieties we have, find out more about the garden layout and design at Spring Platt, something that is constantly being worked on and developed and finally see how to get in contact us or get directions.
2019 OPEN DATES
Spring Platt’ was open for the NGS (National Garden Scheme) over 4 days during January and February 2018. Despite the atrocious weather we welcomed over 300 visitors. It was so nice to meet the many people who had not visited the garden before – we even had a couple who travelled all the way from Derbyshire! We now have an amazing collection of over 700 varieties, they are still presented in the raised beds surrounding the house and the variety that was our favourite this year was ‘Natalie Garton’; this plant flowered for a long time and was particularly ‘showy’. For the first time, we have moved our excess bulbs to a newly created mounded area at the end of the garden and planted them directly in the grass, they are settling in well and spreading already. Over the last ten years we have been ‘chipping’ our snowdrops and this year were able to sell a wide range of varieties.
We were fortunate enough to have a stall at Joe Sharman’s ‘Snowdrop Day’ at Great Comp Garden in Sevenoaks, we were so lucky with the weather and very busy!
We visited Joe Sharman’s nursery near Cambridge for his ‘Spring Event’, it was a long journey to get there but an extremely interesting day.
In 2019 we are open by appointment only. To discuss a group appointment please contact us.
Some of 250+ varieties of Snowdrops we have at Spring Platt. The pictures will hopefully improve in quality as the photographer gets more practise!
1-acre garden under development with panoramic views over the Weald. Raised beds with over 400 varieties of snowdrops, borders with spring bulbs, extensive rockeries and a croquet lawn.
Boyton Court Road