Snowdrops – White Gold with Hester Forde

February 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Zoom - link will be sent to members
Margaret Mc Auliffe

A talk via Zoom from Hester Forde – the link will be send to members as the date (1st February) approaches.


Hester Forde has been an enthusiastic grower of snowdrops for many years and her garden on the outskirts of Cork City is a veritable jewel box which displays these winter/spring gems to their very best. She is also one of the organisers of the annual Snowdrop Gala, based in Co, Carlow, and centred on Altamont Gardens and Altamont Plants. It is a highlight of the snowdrop year in Ireland.

Hester talk will show the beauty of the snowdrop, a winter grower when little else is in bloom and will include a brief background to snowdrops, the different species and some of the best cultivars with practical tips on growing, feeding, propagation etc.

There will also be suggestions on how best to incorporate snowdrops into your winter/spring garden with recommendations for some great plants to combine with snowdrops.