Colesbourne Park

'England's Greatest Snowdrop Garden'

A plantsman's collection of rare trees from around the world, including 8 Champion Trees recorded by the Tree Register.  Started by naturalist Henry John Elwes FRS who wrote the unique book  "The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland " (1907-13) and recently reprinted by the Society of Irish Foresters, the collection is mainly situated in and around Colesbourne Park and has been substantially added to over the last 45 years by the current owner, Sir Henry Elwes.
Open Days   Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th September 2017

Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd September 2017

Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd October 2017

Opening TimesGates open at 12.30pm. Last entry 4.30pm
Entry Fee Adults £7.50 Children under 16 free

Bring a picnic to enjoy in the lovely gardens of Colesbourne Park any time after 12.30pm

Free guided tours by Sir Henry Elwes and Head Gardener, Arthur Cole, will begin at 1.30pm and continue throughout the afternoon.
 Dogs are welcome. Please keep them on a short lead.
 Ample parking is available in the grounds. Please do not park on the road-side. Parking for disabled visitors with wheelchairs is available in the Stable Yard please ask the attendant at the gate as you enter the grounds.

We are sorry that the private grounds, only open for five weekends per year, are not very accessible for wheelchairs because there are some wooded paths and a lakeside walk where the terrain is variable and very steep in parts; also some paths have deep loose gravel.

We do not recommend the use of wheelchairs although a few intrepid visitors are able to see parts of the snowdrop collection where the ground is level.

Wheelchair users are admitted free, but accompanying persons are charged at the normal rate. No wheelchairs are available for loan.

A disabled toilet is available.