galanthus, snowdrops, garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest

West Saanich Snowdrop Meadow

A friend told me about this roadside delight last year but I wasn’t able to get out to see it.

galanthus, snowdrops, garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Today, I had the chance. We drove out of Victoria & wound our way along West Saanich Road. North of Brentwood Bay Village but south of the airport turnoff, we came upon it. 🙂 We had to pull over and marvel at the abundance. Even in the rain, these snowdrops made my day feel a little sunnier.

galanthus, snowdrops, garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Doesn’t it just make you wonder who planted the first bulbs in this patch? How long ago was that? It hasn’t been tended in a very long time, but I’m glad it survives.

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other snowdrop patches I admire:

5 thoughts on “West Saanich Snowdrop Meadow”

  1. I love coming across these! There’s one in front of the Fireside Grill in Royal Oak. And there’s one along the Pat Bay Highway in the same area. I know this because last year I decided to stop along there and dig up a clump, cuz I couldn’t find them at any of the nurseries. I wound up sliding into a ditch of running water, but it was worth it!

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