The recent cold weather has been good news for the snowdrop population at Painswick's Rococo Garden in Gloucestershire.
The display of tiny flowers is likely to be looking good right up until the end of February. The little blooms contain a kind of natural antifreeze which means that in very chilly temperatures they go into temporary hibernation until it warms up again.
- See the amazing snowdrop display:
Staff estimate there are around five million of the tiny white blooms across the site and the main Snowdrop Grove attracts thousands of visitors every year.
The Rococo Garden has 15 varieties of snowdrops, with the most famous being Galanthus Atkinsii, which it describes as a particularly tall and handsome example. It was discovered at the site in the 1800s by James Atkins, who lived in one of the estate cottages. While it may be good looking, people generally come to see the beauty of the display as a whole.