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Snowdrop Study, Sale & Social Day Saturday 15th February 2014

Shaftesbury's Inaugural Study Day - Programme

Venue: Shaftesbury Arts Centre, 13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AR

Registration: From 9.30am Refreshments provided.

Morning Speakers: From 10am

Andy Byfield: “A Turkish Snowdrops Odyssey”

Melvyn Jope: “Autumn Flowering Snowdrops from Greece”.

Sincere thanks to Maggi & the “Scottish Rock Garden Club Forum” for their support:

VIP Snowdrop Sale: From 12.00pm Avon Bulbs, Matt Bishop Snowdrops, Ivy Croft Plants,
Long Acre Plants, Jenny Homewood, Please Keep
looking as we are confirming more sellers.

Lunch: From 12:30pm Soup and Cake!

Afternoon Speaker: From 2.00pm

Dr John Grimshaw: “Primrose Warburg and her garden at South Hayes”.

Snowdrop Visit: From 3.00pm Our "Heritage Collection of Snowdrops" * is at
Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens from there
walk the Snowdrop Trail. (About 1.5 hours in all with a
steep descent and ascent). Ticket holders will have
free access to the Abbey & Gardens all day.

Or depart for a Garden Visit:

Avon Cottage, Lower Woodford, SP4 6NQ

Or

Lawsbrook Shillingston, DT11 0TE

In Addition: “Where Snowdrops Grow” Shaftesbury Arts Centre's second annual snowdrop inspired arts and crafts exhibition opens on Saturday 15th February until March 5th.

Tickets are £35.00 from our online shop. Please send in your completed registration form (both .doc and.pdf files are available at the top of this page or send your completed form along with your cheque made out to "Swans Trust Shaftesbury" to this address: Snowdrop Study Day, Community Resource Centre, Swans Yard, High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AE.

* February 2014 sees the launch of our * Heritage Collection of Snowdrops in the ancient Abbey Museum and gardens. Avon Bulbs are working with us to establish a publicly accessable collection of snowdrops.
The collection is to be the built through both individual sponsorship and through donations from Galanthophiles' collections. It will be held in Trust in Shaftesbury for the public benefit. Sponsors and donors will be invited to an annual private "Snowdrop Family Day".

The launch of this collection and its educational aspect is sponsored by BV Dairy - this Dorset based manufacturer of fresh dairy products is a fitting local sponsor for snowdrops as Galanthus means “Milk Flower”.

Thank you also to the authors of “Snowdrops A Monograph of Cultivated Galanthus” for allowing the use of their words & illustrations.

'Primrose Warburg' 1

This yellow snowdrop is named for “Primrose Warburg" who gardened at South Hayes, near Oxford. Primrose was one of the great galanthophiles of the past, famous for her snowdrop lunches and fascinating garden.” We will enjoy hearing about this great lady and her snowdrops with Dr John Grimshaw during the afternoon.

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