Snap Some Rather Pretty Snowdrops In Chelsea This Weekend

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Galloping galanthus! The snowdrops are taking over Chelsea this weekend.

Are you smitten with snowdrops? Well you’re in luck, because the smashingly-titled ‘Snowdrop Spectacular’ is returning to the Chelsea Physic Garden this weekend. On Saturday 27th January, the Garden will throw open its doors and welcome you to gawk at some rather charming flowers. As the pictures prove, its a lovely place to prettify your Instagram feed:

Photo: @perry_ruocco

January is usually grey and cold, so these beauties are a welcome diversion.

Photo: @hello_elorgr

Chelsea Physic Garden is one of the best places in London to see some seriously swish snowdrops. The garden is over 340 years old, making it the oldest botanical garden in the capital.

Photo: @totosannus

Snowdrop Spectacular (still a big fan of the name) is the flagship event of their ‘Heralding Spring’ season. Spring won’t actually arrive until the Garden heralds it, so this is pretty serious business, folks.

Photo: @littlelondonwhispers

It begins on January 27th, so if you fancy dashing through the snowdrops, head over to Chelsea. Entrance to the garden is a mere £6.10, which is basically the same as a pint these days. At least in this case you’re getting fresh air and exercise!

Photo: @curiouscatvaska

The snowdrop storm is merely the start of London’s annual transformation from grim and grey to fabulously flowery. Spring is around the corner, and bluebellsdaffodils, and wisteria will soon be springing up all over the capital. What a time to be alive!

Find the Chelsea Physic Garden at 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3 4HS. Nearest station is Sloane Square.

Featured image: @hello_elorgr

Alex Landon

Alex Landon

Although Alex spent most of his life in Somerset and Durham, London is (almost) in his name, so he relocated to the capital and fell in love with it. Now going by the moniker 'Secret Landon', you'll find him eating all of London's street food, lost in a bookshop, or shouting at his beloved ice hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.