I can comment on this from a transatlantic perspective, and can assure everyone that there are a number of avid galanthophiles in North America who are prepared to pay comparatively (and indeed very) large sums for individual snowdrop bulbs. However, as with all such interests, there are many more who just enjoy snowdrops than would pay more than a few pounds or dollars for a bulb, while a few collectors will really splash out - and this is as true here as it is in North America. The difference, perhaps, is that in Britain snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) are ubiquitous and appear in almost every garden and in many uncultivated places too: they are loved and appreciated, but serious galanthophiles are comparatively scarce. John Grimshaw Visit John Grimshaw's Garden Diary http://johngrimshawsgardendiary.blogspot.com/ Dr. John M. Grimshaw Sycamore Cottage Colesbourne Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL53 9NP Tel. 01242 870567 Snowdrops at Colesbourne Park 2012 Every Saturday and Sunday in February and 3-4 March from 1pm Guided group tours on weekdays by appointment.