Message from C.G.S. National

As a result of the current COVID-19 situation C.G.S. meetings will be cancelled.  Please contact the group contact if you require further information.  


    For further information or membership contact Pamela Lucas by post: 29 Stert Street, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3JF,  Tel 01235 555 536   or email: snowdrops AT (please replace 'AT' with @    Thank you)


    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 £10.  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.    If you wish to become a member and receive details when they are released it is best to join before the November newsletter is sent out which has all the details of the event and how to apply.

   You can download and fill in the application form or the newsletter are always welcome and should be sent to Pamela Lucas - contact details above.



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   On February 22nd 2020 The Snowdrop Group paid a visit to Yorkshire.    The talks were held at Harrogate Grammar School and attended by nurseries and sellers Avon Bulbs, Michael Myers and Anne Wright.    Dr John Grimshaw's talk entitled ' Six Centuries of Botanical Illustration' took a journey through the development of drawing, printing and reproduction of artwork with particular reference to botanical illustration.    Michael Myers spoke at length on the characteristics and classification of poculiform and pterugiform snowdrop selections.

   The two garden visits in the afternoon were to Dryad Nurseries run by Anne Wright and Fair View, the garden of Michael Myers.    Anne Wright is well known in the snowdrop world for her yellow introductions, The Dryad Gold Series and her well laid out level garden had many varities of snowdrops.     Anne also breeds minature narcissus and hepaticas.     The garden of Michael Myers was a complete contrast being laid out on the side of a hill and consisting of half an acre of mixed garden planting with two ponds, shady borders and a small stumpery, a rose garden and an alpine house.

Please watch the website for further details of our next visit



Toby Jarvis
3 Millbrook Close
OX11 9QL
United Kingdom


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