Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival

Shepton Mallet

Events

Dates:

Ages:

  • All the family
  • School age
  • Adults

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Free

Description

A weekend in Shepton Mallet celebrating the snowdrop!

Saturday February 19th from 10am to 4pm

Sunday February 20th from 10am to 3pm

Shepton Mallet was home to James Allen, an amateur horticulturalist who was the first person ever to breed new varieties of snowdrops from wild plants - a feat which earned him the nickname of the 'Snowdrop King'

The Snowdrop Festival is a vibrant not-for-profit community project to plant Shepton Mallet with hundreds of thousands of snowdrop bulbs, and to restore the Allen family memorial in the town's cemetery, in order to celebrate James Allen's and the town's place in gardening history.

Find out more HERE.