We have 160+ varieties of Galanthus on display in the gardens & some of our snowdrops are not readily available from other sources. If you’re looking for that ‘very special variety’ please first send an email query to see if we have it available this year. Because the more unusual Galanthus take much longer to multiply we divide only every third year and can quickly sell out of them, so only plants reserved and paid for in advance will be guaranteed available for collection. Your ordered bulb will be lifted from the gardens specifically for you when we know you are coming. We therefore do not issue a complete plant list, No orders taken before 20th February.
At our Snowdrop Weekends a wide range of Galanthus will be available in pots / in the green.
Galanthus plicatus ‘Trym’
Its mid December & we’re closed for winter but we’re still working at keeping the gardens looking good to go into spring, vibrant colour is coming from red, orange, black & yellow stemmed shrubs. Scented flowers Mahonias, Saroccoccas, Skimmias, still flowering Hesperanthas, Helleborus, Hardy Cyclamens, Red foliage Bergenias. Orange seed heads of Physalis (Chinese lantern) are still looking good.
Birkheads Secret Gardens is a Royal Horticultural Society Partner Garden.
We hope that we’ll be open again in February, check here after Feb. 20th for dates of Snowdrop events or register for our monthly e-newsletter
USUAL ENTRY PRICES APPLY TO THE SECRET GARDENS during our main season Feb-Oct.
Adults: £5.00 Seniors & Students £4.50
Child: aged 4-15 £2.00 includes an I spy trail around the gardens & a Key for the wishing tree
HOURS on RE-OPENING
LATE FEBRUARY- PLEASE CHECK BEFORE SETTING OUT, IF YOU’RE NOT ON OUR NEWSLETTER LIST.
MARCH Fri, Sat Sun 11am-3.30pm
APRIL- SEPT 15th Wed-Fri 10am-4.30pm Sat & Sun 11am-4.30pm
SEPT 18th -OCTOBER 13th Fri, Sat, Sun 11am-3.30pm
ADMISSION charges have remained the same for 4 years and are essential to help pay for maintenance of the gardens, thank you for your support.
RHS Members Please check your handbook, Friday is RHS day.
SEASON TICKETS If you’re planning to visit the gardens more than twice this year, the season ticket will save you money. Adult/Senior single season tickets: £12.50 or Bring a friend (double) season ticket: £25.00 Weather permitting we try to add a few ‘extra’ days at the beginning and end of the season. These are also free to season ticket holders.
SEASON TICKET RENEWALS SPECIAL OFFER -bring your key ring from last year and your replacement will be discounted to £12 or £23.
SEASON TICKETS– grant unlimited access to the gardens, nursery & coffee shop during normal business hours.