Welcome to our Snowdrop / Galanthus website
A world of Snowdrops.
The Snowdrops shop is now closed for now , there will be a full edit and update of the collection
By early November 2023 when the shop will be reopened and orders be taking for the new season 2023 -2024
Many thanks for all the valuable orders received true the season and wishing You all a great garden time.
Guy de Schrijver .
Please note some of the snowdrops are in short supply, to avoid disappointment You are advised to contact us to get an update before ordering on line.
Welcome to the website with another season for the Snowdrops enthusiasts for 2022 –2023 . Hope you all had a great summer in the garden despite the heat and dry spell for a long time to made gardening a bit of a challenge for many of us.
Come what may the time is there we all looking out for the first snowdrops to arrive, hoping the all did well during dormancy and will give us plenty hours of pleasure during the colder months .
First to arrive here as always was Gal. ”Blanc de Chine“ on the 2th October, bit later as Last Year ,and followed by Gal . “Melvin Jope“ and Gal. “Green Bottle“ a new one for me, but look to be one to will make a great stand in time.
The website is now fully updated with some taking out for this season, due to be low on stock for the moment, and few new additions added to wet the appetite for the collectors .
Some more varieties might be added during the season when growth has started later , so do keep looking for new ones on the list.
Many thanks for your visit to the website and I hope you will enjoy the pictures and info.
Please also note some of the snowdrops are only available in short supply so to avoid disappointment always ask for advice on availability before putting your order true.
Your email through the contact will be dully answered and confirmed by return.
Check the latest updates who will be regularly updated true the growing season when more become available.
I look forward to you enjoying my collection and new additions again, it sure is shorting the Wintertime here in Ireland and wish You all happy Snowdrop time .
For the real Galanthophile I recommend the following books:
The Genus Galanthus And Snowdrops by Matt Bishop, Aaron Davis and John Grimshaw, 2001.
Galantomania by Hanneke van Dijk – Illustrated with beautiful pictures.
How I discovered Snowdrops
Remembering as a child living in Belgium when the winters were still cold and usual the soil was covered with a blanket of snow, my parents had a small garden where they grow some flowers. I remember seeing some clumps of ordinary snowdrops Nivalis standing heads above the snow and enduring the cold air, and those images always remained with me through my life.
Much later in life, a neighbour introduced me to her garden, where the driveway to the house was a carpet of snowdrops. Every spring the little white caps are standing above the green lawn for weeks without failing. It was the lady of the house who got me interested in getting some snowdrops under-planted with my then collection of Helleborus, and they really thrived, complimenting the different colours of the lenten-roses with their elegant white.
Thus began my journey to become a snowdrop collector. A few visits to Belgium friends, brought me some of my first cultivars and needless to say, getting hooked was unavoidable, with the result of ending up with around 500 different cultivars and growing.
From the first ordinary Galanthus Nivalis to the current collection, they flower through the Autumn and Winter months, some as early as October through to April, which give lots of interest during the otherwise long winter time and reason enough tho get active outside during that time.
I am fortunate to have soil, where the snowdrops thrive very well and are happy to flourish on there own.I don’t like to disturb them, when in a dormant state and only make divisions for replanting or sale during early Spring, usual March to April depending on the seasonal weather conditions.
My name is Guy de Shryver and I have been passionate about Galanthus and Hellebores since my youth in Belgium. I now grow these wonderful plants in Ireland.
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