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Events 2017
Below is a list of Snowdrop Events planned for the year.  As new events come to our attention, they will be posted here.


All February

Primrose Hill, Lucan, Co. Dublin
This is a magical natural garden full of snowdrops, crocus and cyclamen.
Home to Robin Hall, where many of the most famous Irish snowdrop cultivars have been found and named for family members and friends. Open daily from 2pm to dusk.
Phone: 01-6280373

February 4th

"Snowdrop Gala & Other Spring Treasures"
Come and join us on our annual "Snowdrop Gala and Other Spring Treasures".  Click the Snowdrop Gala Image left to open the brochure and booking form.
A delightful day with guest speakers, three-course lunch, specialist nurseries and a guided tour of Altamont's snowdrop collection.
A day in the company of renowned gardeners and lecturers:
Julian Sutton "Snowdrops in Context"
Kevin Hughes "Glories of the Spring Garden"
Where: Ballykealy Manor and Altamont Gardens.
When: Saturday, February 4th 2017 - 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Booking Essential

Contact: Hester Forde - 086 8654972
              Robert Miller - 087 9822135



Woodville Walled Garden, Kilchreest, Loughrea Co. Galway will open daily from 11am to 4pm for the month of February.
There are guided tours each day at 2 pm with the head gardener Marie looking at the varied snowdrop collection and early spring bulbs.  Snowdrop Event will take place on Saturday the 11th of February with guest speaker Assumpta Broomsfield. Advance booking appreciated. For further details contact Margarita at 087/9069191 or Email
For further information please got to our website


February 4th->

Burtown House & Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare.
February is one of our favourite months here at Burtown. We have old and extensive well established displays of naturalised snowdrops in the garden and woodland, and all down the avenue, as well as about 60 varieties of more recently planted special snowdrops. Our aconites have, in 300 years spread into magnificent carpets of yellow, under trees and throughout the garden. We open from February 4th every Wednesday - Sunday, including Bank Holidays Mondays. 11.00am – 5.30pm. The Green Barn will also be open serving our full menu.
Phone: +353 59 8623865  Email:


February 11th

RHSI Day Tour to Snowdrop Gardens
Dublin & Kildare
Day Tour to Barnhill, Clonsilla (Emer Gallagher), Primrose Hill, Lucan (Robin & Gay Hall) & Twin Chimneys, Celbridge (Eileen Collins). Lunch at Ryevale House, Leixlip (Caroline Stephenson).
Bruce Sleeman, Administration
Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland
Laurelmere, Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
Phone: 01-4937154
Download Application Form and Further Details here.


& 19th

"Open Day"
Because many varieties are blooming early this year, Bellefield Gardens will be open on Sunday 5th as well as bothe Saturday & Sunday 18th and 19th February to view the splendid selection of Galanthus Varieites growing throughout the garden.  
The open days will feature a naming/identifying of varieties.  Besides being able to view Snowdrops in bloom, varieties will be on sale on the Open Days, among them will be G. elwesii "Marjorie Brown".

Bellefield House, Shinrone, Birr, Co. Offaly

A worthwhile experience on the day would be a visit to Shinrone Church of Ireland grounds to view the abundant Snowdrop display!

+353 86 6002180


3rd - 5th

This event is being organised by Joze Bavcon - you may remember his most informational talk at Bellefield Gardens two years ago.
Anyone interested in being part of a group attending this event contact Angela Jupe at Bellefield asap.
The spring is slightly coming and nature starts to wake up! And among first flowers which are bringing spring joy to us are certainly snowdrops. Slovenia is country where they can be found almost everywhere, even in our capital Ljubljana! Also our Botanic Garden can be fully covered with them! Therefore University Botanic Gardens Ljubljana is preparing for you a Snowdrops Festival, where you will see the snowdrop collection of the Garden, you will participate at the lectures, snowdrop exhibitions and you could go to field excursion on Galanthus nivalis localities.
Venue: University Botanic Gardens Ljubljana

Detailed Program Here.


4th - 10th

Coolcarrigan House and Gardens,
Coill Dubh,
Co. Kildare.

Open for viewing of Snowdrops and other Spring Flowers

Garden Enquiries
Email: or
Tel: 045 863527 or 086 2580439







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