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Snowdrop Days: A Midwinter Celebration at Chelsea Physic Garden


  Snowdrop Days: A Midwinter Celebration at Chelsea Physic Garden                               
Saturday 2 February – Sunday 10 February, 2013 
10am - 4pm
Admission:  £9: adults
                   £6: students (with student cards); children under 16 years
          Friends of the Garden free    
                   Maximum of two under 16s admitted per adult.
                              image : Mark Pateman

London’s oldest botanic garden welcomes visitors to enjoy its 9-day snowdrop extravaganza. Discover dozens of unusual, rare and fascinating types on our Snowdrop Trail. Wander through the wood with its sea of 10,000 new snow drops and admire the huge diversity of special snowdrops on display in the Snowdrop Theatre. A wide selection of snowdrops and other winter-flowering plants from special nurseries will also be on sale, not to mention the Garden’s own winter-flowering specimens both in the glasshouses and outdoors.

Expert volunteer guides will be on hand to lead tours of the Garden while the Gift and Book Shop will offer a wide range of Garden and snowdrop related products and gifts. Enjoy a delicious brunch or a warming lunch and mulled wine at the Garden’s renowned Tangerine Dream Café.  The programme of special talks and workshops includes:

The Wonderful World of Snowdrops
Lecture and Garden tour with Joe Sharman of Monksilver Nursery 

Saturday 2 February
10.30am & 2pm
Free with admission

Seasonal Splendours of the Winter Garden
Lecture by Christopher Bailes, Curator of Chelsea Physic Garden

Sunday 3 February
11.30am & 2.30pm
Free with admission

Painting Snowdrops
A one-day course with botanical artist, Gillian Barlow.

Learn to draw and paint in watercolours to portray the subtle beauty of these much- loved midwinter plants.
Thursday 7 February
10am – 4pm
Cost £105 pp. Call 020 7349 6471 to book.

Nick Bailey’s Best in Snow
Garden tour with the Head Gardener

11am on Saturday 9 Feb & Sunday 10 Feb
Free with admission

For more information about these and other daily events, there will soon be more on the website www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/events/snowdropdays

« Last Edit: November 29, 2012, 04:30:03 PM by Maggi Young »
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