Scottish Snowdrop Festival at the Botanics

The Scottish Snowdrop Festival returns for 2017 at our Edinburgh, Dawyck and Logan Gardens. 

See specialist snowdrops in Edinburgh

To many, one snowdrop might seem very similar to another but there are endless varieties to uncover. Visit the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and discover a splendid collection of specialist snowdrops or join one of our guided walks and celebrate these wonderful little gems in the clarity of light that winter brings to Scotland.

Our guided walks take place each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 17 February to 12 March, at 11am. Tickets cost £6.

Dawyck boasts swathes of snowdrops

If you are visiting Dawyck then prepare to be amazed by the sight of carpets of snowdrops. Swathes of snowdrops which cover the banks of the Scrape Burn are always a firm favourite with visitors in early spring.

Sunday opening at Logan for Snowdrop Festival

Logan Botanic Garden will open specially each Sunday in February for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival. Come along between 10am and 4pm and enjoy the Garden's enchanting collection of snowdrops, as well as a wide variety of early flowering rhododendrons and camellias - at ‘Scotland's most exotic garden'.  Admission is by donation.

The Garden opens fully for the 2017 season on Wednesday 15 March.

Visit the Botanics' Shops

Don't forget to visit the shops at Edinburgh and Dawyck where you wlll find a wonderful collection of snowdrop-inspired gifts.

The Scottish Snowdrop Festival is organised by

Discover Scottish Gardens and supported by VisitScotland.

Visit these websites for snowdrop event listings across Scotland:


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Snowdrop Walks at Edinburgh

Take a special walk with a garden guide to discover the Garden’s wonderful collection of specialist snowdrops and discover other early flowering
plants that herald the onset of spring. 

Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 17 February to 12 March, at 11am.

Tickets cost £6. Booking advisable tel: 0131 248 2909. Tours start at the Information Desk in the John Hope Gateway.

Suitable for ages 14+.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)