In late winter, the gardens at Colesbourne Park, Cheltenham are renowned for their magnificent display of rare snowdrops. Visitors can walk through the ten acre garden with its woodland and lakeside paths, the Spring Garden and formal garden to see huge banks of snowdrops, hellebores and other winter plants. The surrounding park with its arboretum of interesting trees, and nearby church, are also open.
On weekdays, guided tours are offered for pre-booked larger groups.
In autumn, the arboretum often opens to the public for a few days, with guided tours given by Sir Henry Elwes and the Head Gardener, Shane Ball of many rare and Champion trees from around the world.
Adults - £8.50
Children - FREE
Dogs are welcome on leads.
Not all the grounds are accessible for wheelchair users although plenty can be seen from most paths.
Colesbourne Park is located in the beautiful Churn Valley, halfway between Cheltenham and Cirencester, directly off the A435. It is within easy reach of the M4 and M5, about an hour's journey from Bristol, Birmingham and Oxford, and less than two hours from London.