Ashwood Nurseries Snowdrop Lecture: ‘Growing, breeding & propagating snowdrops’ by Anne Wright with Garden Tour

Date: Thursday 25 January 2024

On Thursday 25th January 2024 at Ashwood Nurseries, Ashwood Lower Lane, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 0AE. A special day for Galanthophiles and gardeners with a keen interest in snowdrops. Anne Wright, owner of Dryad Nursery is the guest lecturer, giving a talk entitled, ‘Growing, breeding and propagating snowdrops’. In this illustrated lecture, Anne shares her remarkable expertise in the cultivation of snowdrops, including her breeding and propagation techniques. Anne draws on her considerable experience as the owner of Dryad Nursery in North Yorkshire, which is renowned for its golden bloomed and green-marked inverse poculiform snowdrops. Her Dryad Gold series of snowdrops are highly sought after, with a single bulb of Dryad Gold Ingot famously attracting a record bid of £1,166.00 on eBay. Anne’s other passions include breeding miniature daffodils and hepaticas. Arrival between 10.30-10.40am. Lecture commences promptly at 11am (duration approximately 45-60 minutes) followed by snowdrop sales. Garden Tour commences at 2pm (please allow two hours for your garden visit so that you can explore the garden at your own leisure after the guided tour)
Essential to book in advance (seating is strictly limited). Reserve your tickets by telephone (01384 401996) or in person at Ashwood Nurseries. Cost: £27.50 (supporting the Adam Greathead Award). The Garden Tour: Also included, weather permitting, will be a guided tour of John’s Garden, the beautiful 8 acre canal-side garden of nursery owner John Massey VMH. Truly spectacular in winter, this inspirational garden boasts a magnificent collection of trees, shrubs and conifers, giving strong structure as well providing the perfect canopy for drifts of hellebores, winter aconites, cyclamen and John’s own snowdrop collection. Other essential information. Please meet at the Oss Box at 10.30-10.40am for a welcome complimentary hot drink prior to your lecture at 11am. A member of the Ashwood team will meet you (your details will be on our guest list). We advise wearing of appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear. There’s plenty of time before the garden tour to purchase delicious food and beverages in our warm and welcoming Tea Room, as well as to visit our Garden Shop, Gift Shop, Greenhouses and Plant Sales Areas. Please note that the Wildlife Garden will be closed. Don’t miss the Hellebore Production House which is open especially for this event. There will be a Snowdrop and Fern Spectacular in the Specialities Sales House with a large selection of named snowdrops for sale, beautifully displayed with a collection of winter ferns. There’s also a superb range of plants and bulbs for winter interest, including Ashwood Nurseries world-famous hellebores. For more information, please click here.

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