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The Beth Chatto Gardens

Clacton Road



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Celebrate and remember the life of a loved one with a Snowdrop which will be displayed in Beth Chatto Gardens this February.

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Remember someone special to you with a commemorative metal snowdrop. Each flower has been hand-crafted by the British Ironwork Centre for St Helena Hospice and will be used to create a stunning visual display of memories at Beth Chatto Gardens.

The Snowdrops will be open to view from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February, giving visitors the opportunity to reflect on the life and memories of loved ones while taking in the striking visual display created by hundreds of hand-crafted Snowdrops emerging from beds of real snowdrops as they come into bloom. Visitors will have the opportunity to write a message for their loved ones on dedication boards which will accompany the display all weekend. The boards will then be taken to The Hospice.

Beth Chatto Gardens is kindly hosting the installation for St Helena Hospice. The family-run garden and nursery has been a staple in the local area for over 50 years, and we are delighted to display the Snowdrops in their beautiful grounds, lining the woodland path, leading to the Reflection Garden.

There are a limited number of Snowdrops available for a suggested donation of £30 to St Helena Hospice, which could help a child dealing with the death of a parent to work with the Bereavement team to channel their feelings with activities such as decorating a flowerpot and planting their own snowdrops.

After the display, your Snowdrop is yours to keep or give as a gift.


Q. What is the Snowdrop appeal?

A. The St Helena Hospice snowdrop appeal is our second in memory appeal of this kind. We have commissioned 1500 iron snowdrops to be made and displayed over the Valentines weekend (14th -16th February) in 2020 at Beth Chatto Gardens.

Everyone has the opportunity to be part of this by donating for a snowdrop to celebrate someone special.

Once the display has been completed the snowdrops will be returned to their owners for them to display at home.

Q. How much is a flower?

A. Suggested donation of £30 per flower.

Q. Can I have more than one?

A. There is a limited amount of flowers available so there is a maximum of 2 flowers per person.

Q. When will I receive confirmation of my flower?

A. If you have donated through Eventbrite, you will receive automatic confirmation of your order. We will also send them order confirmation in the post with a map of the gardens and their ticket for entry. If donating through a paper form, as soon as we have processed your donation we will send you confirmation of your order, along with an entry ticket to the garden and a map.

Q. When will I receive my flower?

A. The snowdrops will be on display from the 14th – 16th and the collection dates are:

• 16th February – 3pm-5pm Beth Chatto Gardens

• 19th-20th February – 9am-7.30pm St Helena Hospice Fundraising Office

• 21st February – 9am-5pm St Helena Hospice Fundraising Office

• 24th-25th February – 9am-6.30pm St Helena Hospice Fundraising Office

There is an option to have your snowdrop delivered but this will be an additional £7 per flower on top of your donation.

Q. Can I choose where my flower is planted?

A. Unfortunately this is not possible.

Q. Can I plant my snowdrop myself?

A. Unfortunately this is not possible.

Q. How will I know which flower is mine when they are planted?

A. Unfortunately we cannot dedicate individual flowers, but each piece is handmade and unique in its own way.

Q. Can I visit my flower?

A. Absolutely, the flowers will be displayed at Beth Chatto Gardens between the 14th-16th February, we would encourage you to come and visit the flowers, it promises to be a very special occasion. With your confirmation you will receive a ticket that gains you and two others access to the gardens for free to come and visit the display.

Q. Can I bring my loved ones with me to visit my flower?

A. Yes, your ticket will gain you and two others access to the gardens free of charge.

Q. Will my flower be safe whilst displayed at Beth Chatto?

A. Yes, your flower will be safe. There will be a member of St Helena Hospice staff at the display throughout the day and the flowers will be secure as Beth Chatto closes at night.

Q. Can I give the flower as a gift?

A. Yes of course, they would make a beautiful gift. If you have selected to have your flowered delivered, you are welcome to have it delivered to an alternative address, but please let us know at the point of ordering. We can also send you a Gift Certificate if you would like one.

Q. Can I dedicate my flower?

A. We are not able to add personal dedications to individual flowers, but there will be boards of dedication at the installation at Beth Chatto, where you will be able to add personal messages. There will also be a card in the box with the flower for you to personalise when you have your flower at home with you.

Q. What are the dimensions of the flower?

A. The dimensions of the flower are from the bottom of the stem to the tip of the leaf, it is 60cm tall, with the overall width of the flower being 15cm

Q. What is the flower made of?

A. Each flower is made of iron and painted. The result is a strong and robust flower that is suitable for being kept outdoors, although we can’t guarantee they will survive extreme weather

Q. What will I need to bring with me when collecting the flower?

A. We ask you to bring with you photo ID and your order confirmation.

Q. If I can’t collect, can someone pick the flower up for me?

A. Yes, but please could they let us know in advance who will be collecting it for you. They will need the order confirmation to show on collection.

Q. Is there a charge for postage?

A. Yes, due to the size and weight of the flower, there is an additional charge of £7 per flower for delivery.

Q. Can I have the flower delivered to an alternative address?

A. Yes, please make sure the delivery address is given at the point of ordering. Unfortunately we cannot post Snowdrops outside the UK.

Q. How will the flower be packaged?

A. Each flower will be carefully packaged in individual boxes for protection and then in an envelope to protect the box also.

Q. Can my Snowdrop donation be added to my Timeless Tribute page?

A. Yes this is no problem.

Q. Do we have a set of T’s & C’s?

A. Yes we do, they can be found on the Snowdrops page of our website- if you do not have web access we are happy to post these out to you.

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