The gardens at Welford Park are best known for the snowdrop woods, with early flowering snowdrops in bloom through February to early March. The snowdrops were probably planted by the monks of Abingdon and used to decorate their church for Candlemass. The monks also used them for medicinal purposes.
Snowdrop tearooms is open during the snowdrop opening dates. Please be aware that they are an inclusive employer and ask for your patience.
Plan a day out with friends, family or a peaceful walk alone along the River Lambourn at Welford Park and enjoy the magnificent sight of the spectacular snowdrop carpet through the beach woods.
We have over 150 cultivars of Galanthus spread around the gardens. These have been collected over the past 20 years by Deborah Puxley, a few purchased, several swops and many generous presents. It is worth spending a little time to see if you can spot the differences: colour of foliage; width of the leaf; length of the pediment; petal shape, number, and markings. But please, please do not touch or pick!!
There are always pots of Galanthus Cultivars and Galanthus Nivalis “thinings” to buy and on Thursdays we invite specialist nurseries to have a stall in our Plant Market
Welford Park is also famous for being used for filming the Great British Bake Off and being used in Harpers / Bazaar and is a traditional farming estate taking its role in farming and in the community very seriously and farming in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way.