To Shaftesbury by another route

Contributed by Ginny Oakes

On February 15, 2018

Anne, Karin and Sue, three HPS Kent Group members, travelled to the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival, taking a slight detour to see the snowdrops at Welford Park in Berkshire on the way. As you can see from the photos they were blessed with a little sunshine.

The present house and church were built on the site of a monastery in the care of the monks of Abingdon until the dissolution of the monasteries. Snowdrops are often found in abundance around former monastic buildings and at Welford Galanthus nivalis grows in a beech wood covering approximately five acres alongside the River Lambourn. Other Galanthus species and cultivars are grown in the formal gardens.

If you fancy following in their footsteps, you can find full details on the Welford Park website.


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