Snowdrop Week

Enjoy masses of snowdrops, aconites, cyclamen and other winter flowers.

We open daily from 16th - 24th February to celebrate the snowdrop and other beautiful winter flowers. The pace is varied with small displays in the alpine bed to great drifts on the snowdrop bank. Pink cyclamen, yellow aconites and exquisite irises and crocuses mingle with single and double snowdrops and unusual hellebores in the woodland walk.

Enjoy delicious teas and homemade light lunches in the tearoom and follow the amazing story of these ancient gardens in the history room. Snowdrops, hellebores and other winter plants for sale in our shop.

More about Snowdrops

Botanical Art Exhibition

Plants and Pollinators with Dawn Wright and Val Littlewood.

Following the huge success of last year’s event, we are excited to announce the second Botanical Art Exhibition, entitled: ‘Plants & Pollinators’. See two talented artists, well respected in the field of botanical illustration and painting, interpret the fascinating lives of bees and the plants they pollinate. The exhibition, which takes place in the beautifully restored Coach House, will run in conjunction with Snowdrop week from Saturday 16th February and will remain open for viewing on our usual open days up until Sunday 17th March. Entry is included in the garden admission fee.

The Artists

Dawn Wright, AssocSBA : As the resident botanical art tutor at Easton Walled Gardens, Dawn’s enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise of botanical drawing and painting really brings out the natural creativity within her students. Dawn’s work has received ’highly commended’ for the Joyce Cuming Award at The Society of Botanical Artists’ Annual Exhibition. Dawn currently runs her botanical art workshops across the East Midlands.

 

 

Val Littlewood, BA MA SIAD: After a career in commercial art, design and teaching, Val is enjoying the multifaceted world of creative arts. She has a particular interest in the conservation of wild bees and to that end developed a small travelling ‘BUZZ’ exhibition which showcases 24 British Wild Bees and their flowers. Venues for the show have included Lumen Gallery London, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Easton Walled Gardens, Yewbarrow House and Nature in ArtGallery in Gloucestershire where Val has had two Art Residencies.

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