For further information or membership contact Pamela Lucas by post: 29 Stert Street, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3JF, Tel 01235 555536
The cost to join is £5 for a single membership and £7 for a joint, for two people living at the same address. European membership is £8. Members are welcome to bring one guest to Snowdrop Group events, but priority is always given to members.
Members must belong to The Cottage Garden Society before they apply to join the Snowdrop Group. Members normally receive two newsletters each year and there is a Snowdrop Day (at an extra charge) with snowdrop sales, talks and a garden visit, usually in February, which takes place at a different venue each year.
Articles for the newsletter are always welcome and should be sent to Pamela Lucas - contact details above.
The next event for The Snowdrop Group will take place in Wiltshire on Saturday 18th February 2017.
The talks and sales will be held at the attractive Godolphin School in Salisbury and our garden visits will be to Lyn Miles at Westcroft and also Heale Gardens.
The speakers on the day will be Jennifer Harmer who will be giving a talk on:
'Meet the Galanthophiles'
Jennifer Harmer, is a practical gardener and garden historian, with a particular interest in the history of plants and the people who bred them. She has been a Trustee for the Hardy Plant Society on 2 occasions and is the Society’s Historian, Co-author of the Hardy Plant Society’s booklet on Phlox and Consultant Editor for Hillier’s Plants, People & Places. She fell in love with snowdrops many years ago.
Her new lecture is based on her extensive research work for the book she is co-writing with Jane Kilpatrick on Galanthophiles. It tells the story of the Victorians who started the mania for snowdrops and their successors, who continue the craze to this day. It takes an in depth look at the Galanthus they introduced
and Chris Horsfall who will be speaking on:
Never Waste a Bulb. The garden year as Head Gardener at Colesbourne Park 2012-2016
An insight to the year round management of a Snowdrop collection with in-depth details on cultivation and propagation.
The snowdrop sellers that have confirmed attendance at the moment are Matt Bishop, Glen Chantry, Anne and Mike Broadhurst, Olga and Tennant Barber and Paul Barney. And there will be ample opportunity for tea and cake!