Started by plant collector Henry John Elwes FRS with the outstanding Galanthus elwesii, which he found in Turkey in 1874, the snowdrop collection has been greatly enhanced in recent years by great-grandson Sir Henry Elwes and his wife Carolyn. Colesbourne Park is now one of the best in the country with over 300 different varieties. During the snowdrop season visitors can walk through the ten acre garden with its woodland and lakeside paths, the Spring Garden and the Formal Garden to see huge banks of snowdrops, hellebores and other winter plants. The surrounding park, the Arboretum’s collection of trees from around the World and nearby church are also open during the season.
This special historic home of snowdrops in the heart of the Cotswolds is open the last weekend of January and weekends throughout February to visitors and self-guided coach groups. All coaches are required to book visits in advance. Guided tours during the week by Sir Henry and Head Gardener Katie Reynolds are available to be booked in advance by groups and due to their popularity now by individuals too. Each season we also arrange an interesting Snowdrop Study Day where attendees can meet other enthusiasts to learn more about snowdrops and their companion plants in the winter garden, enjoy talks from specially selected guest speakers and take a guided tour of the garden by Sir Henry and Head Gardener Katie. For further details, prices and to book a place on the study day or the guided tour or to arrange a group guided tour please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets - £10 for adults
Under 16 - Free
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Dogs-Accepted - Dogs on leads welcome
- Outdoor Event
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
|2024 (27 Jan 2024 - 25 Feb 2024)
|Monday - Friday
|Saturday - Sunday
* Opening Times
Season - Weekends from 27th January 2024 to 25th February 2024
Saturday and Sunday 1pm, last entry at 4pm
Adults £10, Children Free. Dogs on leads welcome. Tea, coffee and cake provided by local charities.
For details about our Snowdrop Study Day on Tuesday 13th February, to arrange a weekday group guided tour or to join a weekday guided tour as an individual please email email@example.com or call 01242 870 264
Colesbourne Park is signposted on the A435 halfway between Cheltenham and Cirencester.