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Colesbourne Park Snowdrops

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 whilst 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 displays to visit in England - Editor.

Colesbourne Park Snowdrop Weekends Opening Times - see latest information by visiting website. Study day and guided tours by arrangement.

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  • Telephone: 01242 870264
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  • Street: Colesbourne Park
  • Postcode: GL53 9NP
  • City: Cirencester
  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Country: United Kingdom


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