Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival

I am very involved in the Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival that will take place on 16 & 17 February.  This is the third year of the festival, it celebrates the life of James Allen, the first man to hybridise snowdrops.  The festival is held in the Market Place and church although there are 100’s of 1000’s of Galanthus nivalis planted around the town (three years of community planting).   The festival includes specialist snowdrop stalls (Avon Bulbs & Triffids Nursery), workshops for children and adults , arts & crafts in the church, a gardener’s question time panel, a lecture on Galanthophiles, walks, poetry and photography competitions…

Sunday at 3pm at St Paul’s School there will be a lecture on Galanthophiles , tickets £8

Gardener’s Question Time at Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival in the marquee, Market Place, Sunday 17th February 11am – 12. Free event. 4 local horticulturists on the panel: Mickey Little from Avon Bulbs, Chris Inchley from Kilver Court, Christo Nicole from Wyld Wood Garden Services and myself.   Questions can be emailed in advance (to but we will take questions from the floor also.

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