Snowdrops in the Park

Last March over 1000 local school children and volunteers helped to plant 100,000 snowdrops in Hyde Park – our biggest project to date in the Green Fingers in the Park programme.

Young girl finds a bug

Millions of visitors enjoy the Royal Parks every year, and we know you love the magical moment you spot a burst of colour from the wonderful wildflowers. But it's not only humans who enjoy these beautiful flowers in the middle of the city, insects and early pollinators like bees also need them as a vital food source, making wildflowers an essential part of the nature's life cycle.

However, keeping the Royal Parks bursting with life is an ongoing challenge, and this is why we've been working with the gardeners of The Royal Parks, as well as children from local schools and volunteers to plant 100,000 snowdrop bulbs in Hyde Park, which will bloom every spring for many years to come.

Not only will this project give Hyde Park thousands of new snowdrops, it gives school children the chance to get their hands dirty, connect with nature in their local green space and in turn, inspire them to care for the environment, now and in the future.

We're incredibly grateful to have raised £50,000 with the support of Wetherby Prep School and Knightsbridge School who've enabled this ambitious project as part of the Green Fingers in the Park programme.

Community engagement in action

Girl proudly holds up her dibber and some snowdropsWe welcomed all the children from our sponsor schools through the doors of the Isis Education Centre and out in the Park for bulb planting, as well as over 600 children from the following schools:

  • St Vincent’s Primary School
  • Marlborough Primary School
  • St Mary’s Bryanston Square
  • Hampden Gurney School
  • Burdett Coutts School
  • St George’s Hanover Square
  • Millbank Academy
  • St Marylebone School
  • Hallfield School.

Public planting Day!

Visitors roll up their sleeves and get planting!On 22 March, we also rolled out the wheelbarrows and handed out the trowels to Park visitors, who put on the gloves to help complete our 100,000 snowdrop challenge Read a blog from the day!