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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.

2018 OPEN DATES

CLOSED DUE TO SNOW – Due to the bad weather we aren’t able to open Wednesday 7th.

We will open instead Sunday 11th 11-3

We are open Wednesday 31st January and the 3rd, 4th and 7th February. 10.30 am – 3 pm each day. Light refreshments available. Further details in the NGS yellow book.

To discuss a group appointment please contact us.

THE SNOWDROPS

Some of 250+ varieties of Snowdrops we have at Spring Platt. The pictures will hopefully improve in quality as the photographer gets more practise!

THE GARDEN

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.

BIRD BOXES

I’ve started a new project, bespoke bird boxes made from recycled wood. I can also make bat, owl and any other nesting box by request. Please contact me.

CONTACT US

ADDRESS:

Spring Platt
Boyton Court Road
Sutton Valence
Maidstone
Kent
ME17 3BY

EMAIL:

carolyn.millen1(at)gmail.com