Welford Park is at the heart of the Lambourn Valley between Newbury and Lambourn and is once again open to the public to enjoy their fantastic displays of snowdrops and aconites carpeting the woodland. In the formal gardens on the other side of the house the Galanthus cultivars can be discovered amongst hellebores and winter flowering shrubs.
The February sun, low in the sky, just catches the whiteness of frost and bloom creating a magical scene across the magnificent seven acre drift of snowdrops that attracts so many visitors each year.
A natural woodland walk with bridges across the River Lambourn together with the Old Laundry Tearooms serving homemade lunches and teas, and a Snowdrop Gift shop, make a wonderful day’s outing.
2018 Snowdrop News from Welford Head Gardener
The Snowdrops have survived all that wonderful snow and are standing proud in the beech woods. I am particularly proud of our paths that have drained extremely well. The acconites are looking better than ever and that bright yellow glow is a heavenly sight on a gloomy February morning. This evening I was walking around all the paths under the most amazing bright orange sunset.
This photo was taken on 7 February and the snowdrops are just going to get better and better so do plan your visit. If you come sooner it will be less crowded, or later when the snowdrops are at their best we will be quite busy !!
Opening Times & Prices
Wednesday 3 January to Sunday 3 March 2019
Gates open 11a.m. last admission 4p.m.
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Adults: £8, Concessions: £6, Children 4 – 16 £4, Children under 4 free
Snowdrop Gift Shop. A lovely range of snowdrop inspired gifts – also available online.
Disabled access, dogs on leads welcome. No picnics please!
For more details visit www.welfordpark.co.uk
Come and enjoy our new heated tea room marquee! Serving hot lunch from midday.
13 & 14th Plant Sale Paul Barney, Edulis Plants with his collection of snowdrops, shrubs and trees
15th Feb Plant Sale Foxgrove Nurseries – specialist Galanthus
Sun 17th Feb 1.30pm Snowdrop Service Favourite Hymns & Prayers in St Gregorys Church, Welford
21st & 22nd Feb Plant Sale – Julian and Louis Mitchel, Mrs Mitchels Kitchen Garden, with their hellebores and herbaceous
24th Feb Plant Sale – Sue Warren, Simply Great Plants, Spring and summer bulbs and a selection of hardy perennials