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Colesbourne Park Snowdrops
Nr Cheltenham

The snowdrop collection at Colesbourne Park originated in the plantings made by Henry John Elwes (1846-1922). In 1874 he had discovered Galanthus elwesiis while travelling in western Turkey and he became one of the prominent galanthophiles of his day. 
It is clear that he planted widely, as the garden today contains large populations of snowdrops, many of them hybrids, descended from those plantings.
New cultivars have been added to the collection each year, with the collection now totalling some 250 cultivars.
One of the best snowdrop Gardens to visit in the UK - Editor

Colesbourne Park 2014 - Snowdrop Weekends - Saturdays and Sundays from 1st & 2nd February to 1st & 2nd March. Check website for snowdrop reports - Teas available.
Arboretum - Garden open at other times for private group guided tours. info@colesbournegardens.org.uk 

Snowdrops at Colesbourne Park by Paul Leitch


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Colesbourne Park
Nr Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL53 9NP
Tel 01242 870264
www.snowdrop.org.uk

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