A favourite with us, Galanthus ‘Magnet’ is putting on an impressive show through the Garden including here in the Autumn Garden.
Numerous forms of snowdrops are available to the Galanthophile, ranging from the widely grown and familiar Galanthus nivalis (common snowdrop) to the rarer autumn-flowering G. reginae-olgae. To add to the mix are many hundreds of forms of the common snowdrop, which have been selected over many years. One such is G. ‘Magnet’ which arose as a seedling in the Shepton Mallet garden of James Allen, a nineteenth century snowdrop breeder. ‘Magnet’ is a highly regarded, robust selection, and is noted for its long, arching pedicel and pendent flowers which wave gently in even the lightest breeze. Drifts of ‘Magnet’ can be seen en masse throughout the garden, including Station Road entrance, the Autumn Garden, Cory Lodge and Brookside.