Amidst the chilly season, Cheltenham comes alive with the beautiful blossoming of snowdrops, signalling the beginning of spring. The delicate white flowers bloom between January to February, serving as a delightful sign of the upcoming warmer months.

The dainty bell-shaped flower, also known as Galanthus, grace gardens in and around Cheltenham, drawing the attention of nature enthusiasts, families, and individuals eager to witness the unique charm of snowdrops in person each year.

Explore our recommended spots for admiring the lovely snowdrop blooms in and around Cheltenham.

We encourage visitors to always check the attraction venues opening times in advance of a visit.

Colesbourne Gardens

Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Cheltenham, GL53 9NP

Colesbourne Gardens invited visitors to their opening weekend on January 27th and every weekend until February 25th. The gardens contain approximately 10 acres of formal snowdrop walks around the house and lake, with further parkland and an arboretum around the house to explore further afield.

Batsford Arboretum

Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9AT

Located in Moreton-in Marsh, Batsford Arboretum welcomes visitors throughout the year, with the current season showcasing a captivating collection of snowdrops filling the arboretum. The delicate white blooms are beginning to bloom, and it is advisable to visit in early to mid-February to witness the complete display.

Museum in the Park

Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF

The Stroud Snowdrop Celebration will kick off at the Museum in the Park, situated in Stroud, on January 27th. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore a diverse array of snowdrop varieties, including the larger and fragrant Galanthus S. Arnott, distinct from the common snowdrops. In addition to admiring the snowdrops, children can enjoy a Snowdrop Fairy I Spy trail.

Painswick Rocco Gardens

Painswick, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TH

Boasting an impressive showcase of more than 5 million snowdrops, the Rococo Garden blanket steep banks and woodland glades in a serene blend of pure white and vibrant greenery. The gardens will present uncommon varieties of snowdrops, including the double form, such as Galanthus nivalis Flore Pleno and Galanthus Atkinsii.

Cerney House Gardens

North Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7BX

Cerney House Gardens, a secret romantic hotspot in the Cotswolds with its Victorian walled gardens, becomes a must-visit destination in the upcoming weeks as the snowdrops reach full bloom. In the meantime, witness the Hellebores flowering.

Cotswold Farm

Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 7JS

Cotswold Farm boasts a well-established snowdrop collection featuring over 80 named and naturalised varieties, thoughtfully planted along the borders and woodland paths. In February, the garden warmly welcomes visitors who are eager to witness the vibrant bloom of snowdrops.

Rodmarton Manor

Rodmarton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6PF

Situated between Cirencester and Tetbury, Rodmarton Manor boasts an expansive eight-acre garden with a diverse array of snowdrops. Featuring 150 different varieties, including small, large, and unique colours like yellow and green and rare ones to be seen. Mark your calendars for the garden’s opening on February 7th to witness this splendid display.

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Garden

Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4JP

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens offers a wonderfully unique experience, where the blooming snowdrops share the spotlight with neighbours like Owls, Emus, Siamangs, Giraffes and Rhinos! The fantastic display of both snowdrops and animals creates the perfect backdrop for a memorable outing with family and friends.

Looking for more inspiration and activities to chase away those winter blues? Then check out our Mind, Body and Soul and February What's On page for all the best things to do.




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