Scotland’s seasonal snowdrops mirror Japan’s cherry blossoms

UK-Japan News February 2019

Scotland’s answer to Japan’s seasonal blooms is snowdrops—dainty white flowers that are a harbinger of spring. According to The Telegraph on 25 January their arrival marks the end of winter and signals that warmer days are around the corner, much like the delicate pink cherry blossoms for which Japan is famous.

The small white flowers are the basis of one of Scotland’s most popular outdoor events, the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, which takes place in public gardens and on estates across the country from 25 January to 11 March.