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Snowdrops are back in the garden - learn more about them

deblaca snow drops
"Chaste Snowdrop, venturous harbinger of Spring"

When gardens are bare in January, we love to see the Snowdrop nodding its head despite the harshness of the weather.

The Latin genus name Galanthus comes from the Greek gala (milk) and anthos (flower).  The Irish name is Plúirín Sneachta (Snow Pearl).

Some Irish gardens grow several varieties of snowdrops and organise Snowdrop events in February each year.  Some of my favourite places to view snowdrops are:

Altamont Gardens Tullow, Co. Carlow

Ballykealy Manor, Ballon, Co. Carlow

Bellefield House, Shinbone, Birr, Co. Offaly

Caher Bridge Garden, Fanore, Co Clare

National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin

The various flowers in gardens and in the wild continue to inspire deBlaca jewellery, made in Ireland in hallmarked silver and gold. 





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