Colesbourne Park Snowdrops
The snowdrop collection at Colesbourne Park originated in the plantings made by Henry John Elwes (1846-1922).
In 1874 Henry Elwes 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 Colesbourne Park 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 350 cultivars.
One of the best snowdrop Gardens to visit in the UK - Editor.
Colesbourne Park 2017 - Snowdrop Weekends - Saturdays and Sundays from 4 February to 5 March. Check website for details & snowdrop reports - Teas available.
Arboretum - Garden open at other times for private group guided tours.
- Street: Colesbourne Park
- Postcode: GL53 9NP
- City: Cirencester
- County: Gloucestershire
- Country: United Kingdom
- Telephone: 01242 870264
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