Private visit to Colesbourne Park

The gardens at Colesbourne Park are renowned for their magnificent display of rare snowdrops. Started by Henry John Elwes FRS (1846-1922) with the outstanding Galanthus elwesii, the collection has been greatly enhanced and extended in recent years by his great grandson, Sir Henry Elwes and his wife, Carolyn, and is now considered to be one of the best in the whole country. The tour includes a short presentation on the history of Colesbourne Park and the Elwes family and a brief introduction to the amazing diversity of snowdrops. This is followed by a guided walk around the grounds, giving the opportunity to see both the massed plantings and the collection of rare snowdrops. Morning coffee and homemade cakes served on arrival. Snowdrops and other winter-flowering plants will be for sale.

By kind permission of Sir Henry and Lady Elwes.

  • Friends £20, guests £25
  • Maximum 45



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For further information, please contact Freya Jones at or telephone 07472 365 001.