Snowdrop Sensation, plant fair
Following the success of our previous events, we are delighted to announce our fourth Snowdrop fair!
Galanthophiles’ or snowdrop collectors, are among the most competitive varieties of plant nuts – some will stop at nothing to get hold of a rare bulb; even stealing from other galanthophiles isn’t ruled out.
Snowdrops can be sold for record-breaking sums of money ( a single bulb was sold online in 2015 for £1350) and growers keep their locations secret in order to avoid their nurseries being stripped of their prized bulbs.
The plant fair will run from 10am – 12 noon, and the garden will be open until 4pm.
Great Comp Garden is usually closed in February so the Snowdrop Fair is a rare opportunity to see our own fine displays of Snowflakes and Hellebores when
they are at their peak.
Teas and lunches will be available in The Old Dairy Tearoom.
Usual admission fees apply: £8/£7 Adult/Concession, £3 Children (6-17). Free for Great Comp Garden annual pass holders. 20% day entry discount for RHS members (individual, member 1 for joint membership and both for life members).
LECTURE BY VAL BOURNE ‘Spring Bulbs – What to plant where, with lots of practical information learned over a lifetime, and some new treasures too…’
Val Bourne is an award-winning garden writer, photographer and lecturer and she gardens on the wind-swept Cotswolds at Spring Cottage – high above Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire. Her third of an acre garden is managed without using chemicals – something Val has always believed in. She is a hands on gardener and a committed plantaholic.
Val’s lecture will take place in our indoor theatre at Great Comp Garden during our Snowdrop fair. This is a ticketed lecture with limited availability. Tickets will be available to purchase online soon.