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Hi everyone, I thought I would tell you all about mine and Christophers day out at Colesbourne Park to see the Snowdrops.
We went on sunday 22nd feb after seeing the park advertised in the sunday paper. The cost was £6 each and the gardens open from 1pm-4pm.

Planted in masses through the arboretum and lakeside landscapes, and in smaller groups in the garden, the snowdrops at Colesbourne offer the visiter the oppertunity to compare the meny different variations of colouring and leaf form that make the snowdrops so intriguing to grow and study.
In addition to the snowdrops, the gardens now feature a good display of other plants of interest in winter: aconites, cyclamen, iris, miniature daffodills, snowflakes and an ever-expanding display of hellebores,as well as winter-flowering shrubs or those with coloured bark.

We both had a fantastic afternoon at Colesbourne and it was nice to see alot of families out with their dogs and enjoying the gardens. We took masses of photos to remind us of our day. Each little bend took you to another wonderful show of snowdrops, we will make sure we go again next year. The next open day is on Easter monday when you can go and see all the spring bulbs in flower. We will not be a ble to go to that open day as Christopher and myself are away on a mini cruise to the Neatherlands to see all the Dutch bulbs.

Can anyone tell me the name of the yellow flowers, I think they must be a type of Annemony. Not sure if I have spelt that correctly.

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Thanks for this blog with wonderful photos :o)

24 Feb, 2009


It looks a lovely place. You must have enjoyed the day .
The yellow fls are Aconites. They grow from little corms.
I enjoyed all your photos.

24 Feb, 2009


Beautiful place to See/Visit cant wait 2 see if My Snowdrop Garden Area will ever look like this in yrs 2 come ? :) Your photos/Blog is fab thanx 4 sharing :)

24 Feb, 2009


What a very pretty place to visit!

I wish I could grow Aconites - mine just don't appear above ground!

24 Feb, 2009


Lovely good to see the snowdrops en masse !

24 Feb, 2009


is the mauve shrub a Daphne? mine is just coming into flower and it smells divine.

24 Feb, 2009


£6 well spent it looks a lovely place to wander especially surrounded by all those flowers,must have given you a real boost.Hope your trip goes well and looking forward to more photo,s (hint lol).

25 Feb, 2009


Hi Seaburngirl
Yes it was a Daphne and it smelt wonderful. I have it down as a must to put on the lock side so that boater can get a good 'sniff' of it as they pass through. How long does it flower for and is it a fast grower?

Glad you enjoyed the pictures.

25 Feb, 2009


Hello Lincslass
Before we went to the park I thought £6 a lot for just 3 hours but once there we both said it was £6 well spent as you really did get good value for money. Anyone living in the area should go and visit.
I am really looking forward to our cruise to see the Dutch bulbs. Christopher brought me a wide angle lense for my Panasonic Lumix camera so I will be able to get so many lovely photos.
I will definatley put some on GOY for you to see. I am already counting the days to April 10th. Not long now.
All the best Sophiejo

25 Feb, 2009


beautiful photos,definately money well spent,it,s lovely to see such a mass of spring flowers, it gives you such a lift and reminds us spring is on the way.
When you look at the gardens and hedgrows you can see them starting to bud up,

25 Feb, 2009


Gorgeous photos. Lovely blog. Thank you.

26 Feb, 2009

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