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Colesbourne, Near Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP

01242 870264

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
Snowdrops: every Sat & Sun in Feb (+5th/6th Mar) 1pm - 4.30 pm; Weekday tours start 11am & 2pm
Snowdrop Study Days: 17th and 24th Feb; 10am - 3.30pm; 30 people max.
Parties by appointment Mon - Fri in February and through the year.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:


To see:

Naturalized bulbs
Autumn for herbaceous
borders and arboretum

Admission Prices

Adult £6.50; Child free
Min. weekday group size is 20, max. 50. £10 per visitor, including refreshments, introductory talk, and guided tour.
Study Days; £35 pp rn

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

Snowdrop study days in February.

Garden Features & Events

Magnificent display of snowdrops and collection of over 200 different varieties, with other plants of winter interest, set in a beautiful landscape.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Colesbourne Inn, Colesbourne


The Old Rectory, Colesbourne, Cheltenham, GL53 9NP.
Tel. 01242 870120

Inns & Pubs:

Colesbourne Inn, Colesbourne, Cheltenham, GL53 9NP
Tel. 01242 870376

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Cheltenham 8 miles, Cirencester 8 miles

Description of Garden

10 acres, including formal gardens,informal wild garden, lake and parkland arboretum, with naturalized bulbs, especially snowdrops, in a beautiful setting in the Churn valley.

History Of Garden

Colesbourne Park has been home of the Elwes family since 1789. The snowdrop collection was started by Henry John Elwes (1846-1922), who collected Galanthus elwesii in Turkey in 1874. The collection has been developed by the current owners, Sir Henry and Lady Elwes, and the garden is managed by Galanthus expert Dr John Grimshaw.

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