Tucked away beside the Thames lies one of London’s best kept secrets – the Chelsea Physic Garden – a blissful sanctuary and celebration of the beauty and importance of plants.
This gorgeous walled Garden was founded in 1673 (!) by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants. It actually became one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world…
Every year, the Chelsea Physic Garden holds ‘Snowdrop Days‘ to celebrate their arrival and the pending Spring… However, word on the
street flower bed is that due to the very mild Winter we’ve had here in London, their Snowdrops have arrived earlier than expected!
This year’s Snowdrop Days event will now take place from next Saturday 16 January until Sunday 24 January, 10am – 4pm.
” The Garden’s annual Snowdrop Days return with stunning new displays highlighting the snowdrops intricate beauty. These stars of winter will be unveiled in an innovative take on the traditional Snowdrop Theatre, presenting snowdrops as you’ve never seen them before.”
The event will feature over 70 different and unusual cultivars, many wild collected species, 10,000 Galanthus nivalis (common snowdrop) growing throughout the woodland and a beautiful display of other Spring flowers…
There will be a plant marquee selling a selection of snowdrops and other winter flowering plants, people who know their snowdrop stuff will be on hand to guide and advise you and the Tangerine Dream Cafe will be serving up scrumptious warming lunches, mulled wine and other winter treats.
Spring, it appears, is already on its way and I for one want to be first in line to welcome it.