Colesbourne Study Day

Snowdrop Study Day

Meet other enthusiasts, learn more about snowdrops and their companion plants in the winter garden from experts and enjoy a private viewing of the Colesbourne Snowdrop Collection. Numbers are strictly limited to 35 participants.

Monday 17th February 2020, 10am-3.30pm

Cost £35 per person.

For further information or to book a place please contact Shane Ball, Head Gardener:

Telephone: 01242 870264 or 870567  Email:

Post: Colesbourne Park, Nr Cheltenham, Glos., GL53 9NP

G. x 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'
G. x 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'

Dr John Grimshaw

Dr John Grimshaw was Gardens Manager at Colesbourne Park 2003-2012 and worked with Sir Henry and Lady Elwes to restore and develop the gardens, adding many new features and plantings. These included the Spring Garden with a diversity of plants to accompany the snowdrops, lakeside planting with hellebores and coloured stems, and the addition of crocus and cyclamen between the snowdrops.

Examining Snowdrop
John Grimshaw explaining unusual inner markings

Naomi Slade

Naomi Slade is a journalist , author, designer and consultant. She works extensively within the gardening and lifestyle media as a writer and broadcaster and lectures on a range of specialist subjects. A biologist by training, naturalist by inclination, and with a lifelong love of plants and winter gardening, she is the author of the critically acclaimed “The Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops” (Timber Press) and has presented on the subject on BBC Gardeners’ World. Naomi is also an award-winning designer of show gardens and other exhibits.

Snowdrop Study
Bulb chips prepared for propagation
Colesbourne is a library for beauty and hard work. The study day us such a wonderful treasure of annual anticipation.
Visitor 2018