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Snowdrop grove - Painswick

Painswick Rococo Gardens

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Galanthus Nivalis (Snowdrop, Candlemas Bells, Mary’s Taper, Snow Piercer. February Fairmaids, Dingle-Dangle)

Snowdrops were not recorded growing wild in Britain until the 1770’s when they were found in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. The first mention of the name was in 1664 when it is listed in John Evelyn's 'Kalendar of Horticulture'. Their pure white blooms have long been a symbol of candlemass (2nd February).

Drifts of snowdrops are one of the most spectacular sights in Painswick Rococo Garden. The gardens which date from the early eighteenth Century are an excellent example of a Rococo Pleasure Ground containing architectural oddities, sudden vistas and other features laid out in an asymmetric pattern.