Snowdrop Sensation – Great Comp Garden
Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
About the Event
Following the success of our previous events, we are delighted to announce our third 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.
SNOWDROP LECTURE BY VAL BOURNE: ‘THE SNOWDROP VORTEX – ONE WOMAN’S OBSESSION WITH THE WHITE STUFF’
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 from 11:30am – 12:15pm. Limited tickets available – early booking is advisable (see below re how to purchase tickets).
HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
- Entrance to the plant fair/garden: tickets sold at the gate on the day. Usual entrance prices apply – free to season ticket holders, and 20% day entry discount for RHS members.
- Val Bourne Lecture ‘The Snowdrop Vortex’ – £8 (lecture only). Purchase tickets online.
- Val Bourne Lecture AND entrance to plant fair / garden: £14. Purchase tickets online.