There have been snowdrops at Cambo for many years, but it was Struan’s great-grandmother, an avid gardener, who really encouraged their proliferation. As snowdrops clumps need thinning-out and redistributing every three to four years, Lady Erskine and her eight children spent hours each year digging, dividing and replanting the snowdrops in the 70 acres of woodland.
In 1986, Struan’s mother Catherine, having read articles advocating planting snowdrops “in the green” in spring-time rather than the traditional dried bulbs in the autumn, launched her now renowned mail-order snowdrop business. If you'd like more information or to order snowdrops click here.
Over the years, Catherine’s own collection of specialist snowdrops has grown steadily and we now offer a very limited number of these for sale online, restricting customers to only three, and in some cases just one, of each variety.