Snowdrop Mania

Kerry ten Kate investigates the passions, the jealousies and the murky underworld of snowdrop collecting among the enthusiasts who have a big obsession with a small plant.

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20110109

Last year a single snowdrop bulb was auctioned for more than £150. But even that figure is a small price to pay for the growing band of snowdrop collectors who are caught up in the contemporary equivalent of 17th-century Holland's tulip mania. Kerry ten Kate looks into the passions, the jealousies and the murky underworld of snowdrop mania with the enthusiasts who have a big obsession with a small plant.

Producer: Gwenan Pennant Jones.

Kerry ten Kate looks into the murky world of the Snowdrop business.

2010030720110109

Last year a single snowdrop bulb was auctioned for more than £150.

But even that figure is a small price to pay for the growing band of snowdrop collectors who are caught up in the contemporary equivalent of 17th-century Holland's tulip mania.

Kerry ten Kate looks into the passions, the jealousies and the murky underworld of snowdrop mania with the enthusiasts who have a big obsession with a small plant.

Producer: Gwenan Pennant Jones.

Kerry ten Kate looks into the murky world of the Snowdrop business.

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Last year a single snowdrop bulb was auctioned for more than £150.

But even that figure is a small price to pay for the growing band of snowdrop collectors who are caught up in the contemporary equivalent of 17th-century Holland's tulip mania.

Kerry ten Kate looks into the passions, the jealousies and the murky underworld of snowdrop mania with the enthusiasts who have a big obsession with a small plant.

Producer: Gwenan Pennant Jones.

Kerry ten Kate looks into the murky world of the Snowdrop business.

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