Snowdrop enthusiasts, or 'galanthophiles', get ready to go online for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival 2021 on from 25 January to 11 March.

Organised by Discover Scottish Gardens, this year's festival will highlight self-guided tours for those near participating gardens and will feature must-see snowdrop collections for the 2022 Festival across social media.

Getting outdoors and close to nature is important for mental health and wellbeing, but please follow current COVID-19 guidelines and only visit gardens if you live near them.

There are four participating Perthshire gardens this year, so please plan ahead by reading about what each garden has planned as part of their participation this year (i.e. online only, self-guided tours of grounds, or both).

https://www.discoverscottishgardens.org/snowdrop-festival/ 

Perthshire sites this year include:

Cluny House Gardens

CLUNY IS CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST THE END OF JANUARY DUE TO THE PRESENT COVID RESTRICTIONS. WE ARE SORRY ABOUT THIS BUT HOPE THAT IN FEBRUARY WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO OPEN FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SNOWDROP FESTIVAL 2021.

Riverside Park

The Park now features a snowdrop trail along the banks of the River Tay. This scenic route also features elements of the city’s Art Trail and the unique Heather Collection, featuring over 500 varieties of heather, described as the “Jewel in the Crown “ of Perth’s horticultural offering.

Branklyn Garden

Although Branklyn Garden is officially closed until April 1st, we open for one weekend only to welcome visitors to the array of Snowdrops (over 200 varieties) as well as early flowering trees and shrubs and a mass of Crocus and Aconites, according to the season. The Tearoom will be open for freshly-made scones, cakes, teas and coffee. We hope to have special Snowdrops for sale.

Princeland House

This garden will ONLY be open through the Snowdrop festival.

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme hope to be opening some of their gardens for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival in February and March, so please check their website to see what’s on. In the meantime, you can still visit many of their gardens through their Virtual Garden Visits ( Virtual Garden Visits.)