Tour Scotland Video Snowdrops Grounds Scone Palace Perth Perthshire

Tour Scotland video of snowdrops during the Scottish Snowdrop Festival on visit to the grounds of Scone Palace, Perthshire, Scotland. Galanthus is a small genus of about 20 species of bulbous herbaceous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. Most flower in winter, before the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. The Scottish Snowdrop Festival starts each year from February 1st. From the Latin name meaning ' milk flower ', these tiny green and white flowers are amongst the first blossoms to emerge in the new year. In the mid 19th century soldiers in the Crimean War brought them back from the battlefields to plant in their gardens. Today they thrive throughout Scotland, in gardens, damp woods and on river banks. At locations throughout Scotland, you’ll find snowdrop after snowdrop, bringing brightness and magic to your day.

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