East Lambook Manor Gardens’ Festival of Snowdrops

Date: Tuesday 6 February 2024

East Lambrook Manor Gardens, Silver Street, East Lambrook, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5HH.  East Lambrook Manor Gardens will be opening from 10am until 5pm for their Festival of Snowdrops from Tuesday to Sunday every week, during February 2024.  East Lambrook Manor Gardens Festival of Snowdrops opens on Thursday 1st February 2024. Throughout February the famous cottage garden at East Lambrook Manor in Somerset will be celebrating the snowdrop season once again with its annual, and possibly last, Festival of Snowdrops. Stroll through the beautiful winter garden and enjoy the wonderful collection of unusual snowdrops. Cottage garden doyenne and avid ‘galanthophile’ Margery Fish and her husband Walter turned the drainage channel between two orchards into the perfect place for planting her growing collection of snowdrops in the 1940’s and the bulbs have thrived there ever since. “It gladdens the heart to see the snowdrops lining the banks of the famous Ditch in this gem of a garden,” says owner Mike Werkmeister. The garden has a collection of around 140 named varieties and many of these are used to make a special display in a raised bed enabling visitors to appreciate the subtle and often not so subtle difference between them. Visitors can join a snowdrop tour to learn about the genus and see some of the more unusual snowdrops in the garden. Around 80 varieties will be on sale in the nursery along with hellebores and other spring bulbs and plants. Sculptor Chris Kampf will again be exhibiting his popular steel snowdrops.  NB: All of the snowdrops in East Lambrook Manor Gardens are grown in peat-free compost and all the snowdrops sold in East Lambrook Manor Gardens’ nursery are raised in peat-free compost. Garden entry £7.00, Groups £6.50, under 16s free. Tours £4.00.  Any queries, email enquiries@eastlambrook.com.

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