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Snow Drop Days at Chelsea Physic Garden

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by Bastion Harrison (subscribe)
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There is life in winter
During the winter most plants die off, and we are left with a depressing view of leafless trees and bare colourless gardens. But there is hope. One little flower still thrives during our coldest months: the snowdrop. Those beautiful white flowers are currently blooming in our front garden. Could they possibly be in yours as well?

If not, visit the Chelsea Physic Garden between the 2nd - 10th February and you will enjoy a snowdrop extravaganza. Learn about all the different varieties on a Snowdrop Trail, and see them on display at the Snowdrop Theatre.

There will be free guided tours with our guides, talks, walks, and workshops with admittance between 10am-4pm. Entrance costs 9 for adults or 6 for children. Tickets can be bought on the day, but any of the workshops and course on offer need to be pre-booked by calling 020 7349 6471.

3rd, 5th, & 7th February, 11.30am-12.30pm & 2.30pm-3.30pm
Seasonal Splendours of the Winter Garden, Free

4th February, 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
Wonders of Winter Walk, Free

Learn how plants and animals cope with winter.

5th February, 10am - 4pm
Introduction to Beekeeping, 95

A practical one day course that teaches you what equipment is needed for beekeeping, and how it is used. Also learn about how to create the right environment for your bees to thrive.

6th February, 10am-12.30pm
Compost Clinic, 30

7th February, 10am-4pm
Painting Snowdrops, 105

Learn paint snowdrops in watercolour.

8th February, 12pm-3pm
Nature Printing, Free

A drop in session where you will learn how to make prints using fresh fresh plants and oil-based inks.

9th February, 10am-4pm
Remedies From Your Garden: Spring, 95

A one day course that teaches the traditions of herbal medicine You will learn which garden plants to use for home remedies, with recipes to get you started.
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Why? See beautiful plants, and get gardening tips
When: 2nd-10th February
Phone: 020 7349 6471
Where: Chelsea Physic Garden
Cost: 9 adult, 6 children
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