Colesbourne Park Snowdrops Weekends

Visit the Colesbourne Park over the next few weekends and be delighted by one of the first signs that spring is just around the corner their beautiful snowdrop collection.Henry John Elwes (1846-1922) started the snowdrop collection after he discovered the Galanthus elwesii whilst travelling in western Turkey. Many of the large populations found in the garden today are hybrids, descending from these plantings.Colesbourne Park is renowned as one of the best places to see large groups of choice snowdrops. According to Country Life (1999) it is 'England's greatest snowdrop garden.'As well as getting the chance to see some of Colesbourne Gardens 250 varieties of snowdrop during the 2010 open days, visitors will also be able to enjoy the church and waterfall, as well as taking in a walk along the lakeside and woodland paths to see huge banks boasting a variety of winter plants and rare bulbs.Ample parking is available within the grounds. Dogs are welcome on a leadOpen days are every Saturday and Sunday in February, plus 30th and 31st January. 1pm - 4.30pm6 adults, children under 16 go freeVisit the Colesbourne Park website for more details including regular updates on the snowdrop season and weather conditions.

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