Snowdrops are one of the best loved, most popular and widely grown of all bulbous plants. A Gardener's Guide to Snowdrops celebrates their beauty and magical annual resurrection, and describes the twenty known species and more than fifteen hundred named snowdrops that are available to gardeners.This detailed book looks at every aspect of snowdrops. It discovers their history, celebrates their beauty in different settings, advises on their cultivation, follows their appearance in literature and mythology, suggests their medicinal qualities, and much more besides. The book is completed with a comprehensive directory of names, descriptions and illustrations of hundreds of snowdrops. A detailed book that is a treasure house of ideas and advice for all gardeners that will inspire and delight. Aimed at gardeners, nurserymen, snowdrop enthusiasts, botanical artists, botanists and galanthophiles. Beautifully illustrated with 750 drawings in the directory and 195 colour photographs in the chapters. Includes a comphrensive listing of hundreds of snowdrops. Freda Cox is an established artist and writer with a passion for plants and gardens.