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:
January is usually grey and cold, so these beauties are a welcome diversion.
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.
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.
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!
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 bluebells, daffodils, 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