Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival 2020

Shepton Mallet



  • All The Family
  • School Age
  • Adults






A weekend in Shepton Mallet celebrating the snowdrop!

Saturday February 15th from 10am to 4pm

Saturday February 16th 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

Unfortunately with the arrival of storm Dennis we will be bringing most of our outdoor events in the Market Place indoors to No. 8 Town Street - latest details on our website.

Sadly, we will have to cancel our town & celebratory walks and the Snowdrop Ramble at Nunney & the open garden at Yeo Valley.

You will still find:

  • Poetry and Photography competition
  • Children's activities
  • Arts and crafts
  • Plenty of coffee and cake from the range of cafes in the town centre

All proceeds raised will go to the wonderful Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Project.

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