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Snowdrops for

St Christopher’s

Our Snowdrops have sold out

We commissioned 1,300 beautiful Snowdrops, to celebrate and remember someone this spring, which were displayed in a mass installation at the home of Charles Darwin during 30 March to 12 April 2021.

Receiving your Snowdrop after the installation

If you have opted to have your Snowdrop posted to you after the installation, you should receive your Snowdrop by the middle of May.
Due to the large quantity being posted it may take a few weeks to arrive.

If you have opted to collect your Snowdrop, you can do so from your chosen site on the dates below. 

St Christopher’s Orpington
Caritas House, Tregony Road, Orpington BR6 9XA

  • Tuesday 27 April: 11am – 3pm 
  • Wednesday 28 April: 3pm – 7pm
  • Wednesday 5 May: 11am – 3pm

St Christopher’s Hospice
51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham SE26 6DZ

  • Wednesday 28 April: 3pm – 7pm
  • Thursday 29 April: 11am – 4pm
  • Wednesday 5 May: 3pm – 7pm
  • Thursday 6 May: 11am – 4pm

Thank you to everyone who dedicated your Snowdrop

Our Snowdrops have sold out!

Your Snowdrop represents those we have loved and carry forwards in our hearts as the green shoots of spring bring hope for the future.

The installation has now finished and you will receive your Snowdrop to keep forever in your garden, house or special place of remembrance. It will be your very own keepsake to remember your loved one.

Each of the 1,300 Snowdrops commissioned stands for one of the 1,300 patients we look after at any one time.

By donating and dedicating your own Snowdrop to someone you want to celebrate and remember, you have supported St Christopher’s to continue its vital work to provide the very best end of life care across south east London for those who need us most.

Our Snowdrops

Each Snowdrop is unique: lovingly hand-crafted from iron by blacksmiths in their Lincolnshire forge and standing 40cms high. Here is a video of the Snowdrops being made.

“As the white petals and green shoots of the snowdrop unfurl in the spring we are reminded of the renewal of life and our hopes for the future. A St Christopher’s Snowdrop enables you to remember and celebrate those you love and carry their memory with you”

Andrew Goodhead Spiritual Care Lead, St Christopher’s

Visiting the Snowdrops at Down House

Down House

The installation of 1,300 Snowdrops was on view for members of the public to visit at this iconic location within our catchment area.

The installation has now closed

We installed the 1,300 Snowdrops at Down House, the renowned naturalist, on Monday 29 March. The Head Gardener and 12 volunteer gardeners from Down House oversaw the installation in the orchard, taking care to avoid the fragile wile flowers underfoot. It took just three hours to create the Sea of Snowdrops.

Thank you Down House and English Heritage

The Sea of Snowdrops wold not have been possible without the support and help of the staff and volunteers of Down House and English Heritage. We are so grateful to the Down House team for creating the display and hosting your visit.

Find out more at

Ben and Sarah’s story

Ben will be remembering his wife Sarah this spring by dedicating a Snowdrop in her memory

Ben and Sarah

“I love the idea of the sea of Snowdrops and of having somewhere to go to specifically remember Sarah. It gives me a way to talk about her and remember her with the people she loved”

Read Ben and Sarah’s story

For more information about our Snowdrops for St Christopher’s
please email Georgie Grant Eaton at