Snowdrop Days 2017

snowdrop-0928 January – 3 February 2017, 10am – 4pm

See Snowdrops in all their glory before the rest of the country, thanks to the unique warm micro-climate at Chelsea Physic Garden.

Nick Bailey, our Head Gardener, and his team will be creating innovative displays by elevating snowdrops so that you can admire their intricate details up close.  There will also be an unexpected injection of colour to these typically white icons of spring.

The Snowdrop Trail will lead you around the Garden’s collection of over 120 cultivars and species, highlighting their provenance, breeding and distinctive patternation. Our team of volunteer Guides will also be giving free tours of the Garden’s displays and winter plant interest.

The Growing Friends volunteers will be selling a huge selection of rare and unusual snowdrops and spring bulbs in the plant marquee, and will be on hand to lend their advice in caring for these winter beauties.

Tangerine Dream Café will be serving a selection of warming lunches and snacks. The Book & Gift Shop will be selling a range of garden and snowdrop themed books and gifts.

Entry: Adults – £10.50. Children, students and job-seekers, £6.95.  Free to Friends of the Garden.

Throughout the event there will be snowdrop themed Walks, Talks and Workshops.

Free events:

Joe Sharman, Monksilver NurseriesSensational Snowdrops talk, Saturday 28 January, 2.30pm in the Gallery above our Cafe. Please note that unfortunately there is no lift up to this room, only stairs. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

Nick Bailey, Head Gardener Best in Snow tour, Saturday 28 January, 11.30am and 1.30pm.
20 spaces available per tour on a first come, first served basis. Please sign up for these at the ticket kiosk.

John Grimshaw – Galanthus Galore talk, Sunday 29 January, 2.30pm in the Gallery above our Cafe. Please note that unfortunately there is no lift up to this room, only stairs. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

Snowdrop-inspired workshops and tours (pre-booking required):

Sue BishopPhotographing Snowdrops  Sunday 29 January 10am – 4.30pm, £105 including lunch
Spend the day photographing snowdrops with expert advice on composition, light and techniques to help you develop your skills and capture these winter beauties in the Garden. With Sue Bishop, Photographer

Nick BaileyBehind the Scenes Snowdrop Tour, Thursday 2 February, 11.30am-1pm, £29
Join Nick Bailey, Head Gardener, or another member of the senior gardening team on one of the monthly behind the scenes tours.
Explore areas of the Garden that are not usually open to the public and find out more about the work involved to manage a botanical collection

Lucy T SmithPainting Snowdrops, Friday 10 February 9.30am – 4pm, £105 including lunch.
Admire snowdrops from a new perspective and learn how to capture their beauty in the medium of watercolour, with expert advice and assistance.