Event Preview: Snowdrop Days @ the Chelsea Physic Garden

By Zoe Craig Last edited 87 months ago
Event Preview: Snowdrop Days @ the Chelsea Physic Garden

For two weekends in February, London's oldest botanic garden will be celebrating the humble snowdrop in events called Snowdrop Days.

You can discover dozens of different types of the popular Galanthus flowers on a Snowdrop Trail, on what's sure to be a winning pre-Valentine's Day stroll.

As well as the chance to enjoy the Chelsea Physic Garden at a time of year when it's usually closed, you can also meet Hanneke Van Dijk, author of Galanthomania, and beekeeper Peter James, who'll be giving talks on the secrets of honey production by the beehives each day.

Plus, there'll be guided walks by Head Gardener Nick Bailey and Senior Gardener Beth Barber to explain redevelopment plans and showcase the Chelsea Physic Garden in all its February glory.

Better still, breakfast, brunch, warming stew and mulled wine will be served by the Tangerine Dream Café during both weekends.

Snowdrop Days at Chelsea Physic Garden take place on 5 -6 and 12-13 February. Entrance is £8 for adults (inc senior citizens); £5 for concessions; under-5s, free. A maximum of two children will be admitted per adult.

Last Updated 27 January 2011