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Snowdrop Open Days at Colesbourne Park

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Set in the beautiful Churn valley in the heart of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, Colesbourne Park has been the home of the Elwes family since 1789. The historic snowdrop collection, started by Henry John Elwes with the discovery of Galanthus elwesii in Turkey in 1874, has been greatly developed by Sir Henry and Lady Elwes in the past 25 years. It has been called 'England's greatest snowdrop garden' by Country Life.

With a collection of 350 varieties, visitors can enjoy the snowdrops throughout the ten acre garden with its woodland and lakeside paths, the Spring Garden and Formal Garden, alongside drifts of cyclamen, hellebores and other winter plants. The surrounding park, arboretum and nearby church are also open. Dogs are welcome. Please keep them on a short lead.

2024 Open days:

  • Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th January
  • Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th February
  • Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th February
  • Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th February
  • Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February

Gates open at 1.00pm, last entry 4.30pm.

Cost: Adults £10, children under 16 free

no need to pre-book, please pay on the gate

Ample parking is available in the grounds for cars. Please do not park on the road-side. Parking for disabled visitors with wheelchairs is available in the Stable Yard please ask the attendant at the gate as you enter the grounds.

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