Fire, Dragons and Lanterns- Snowdrop Season’s Finale by This Is Alfred published on 2019-02-27T17:18:02Z Thousands of visitors come to Shaftesbury every February to view the beautiful white, seasonal blanket of snowdrops. 200,000 bulbs have been planted since the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The Snowdrop Season’s main event, the ‘Study Day’ of expert speakers and specialist bulb sales draws snowdrop lovers, or galanthophiles, into our town from all across the country. But for many youngsters and proud parents the lantern snowdrop procession which ends ‘snowdrop season’ is a highlight. ThisIsAlfred.com was there.