9.15 - 9.45 Registration, Tea and Coffee,
The art gallery and our pop-up shop will be open throughout the day.
Tom Mitchell 'Extreme Snowdropping' - Adventures in Search of Wild Snowdrops'
Tom will tell us about his ongoing series of travels attempting to see and record photographically all species of wild snowdrops across their natural ranges. The journey so far has taken in a dozen countries, hundreds of thousands of miles and all but one of the currently recognised snowdrop species. The talk will be a whistle-stop tour through wild Galanthus, illustrating some of the immense natural variation present in the genus, with a few stories from the road thrown in."
Alan Street 'Every last drop'
Alan's insighful look at the recent snowdrop mania, why it has happened, who is responsible, where it is going and how, if at all it might end! This will include a look at some of the snowdrops and methods of mass production from the handful of specialist propagators who will stop at nothing to be first past the post with a new introduction.
12:00 - 14:30 Sale and Soup & Cake Lunch
Visit our growing Heritage Collection
A Snowdrop Woodland Visit (a sercret venue) with our snowdrop expert* This requires a short journey and may prove muddy! Afternoon tea nearby.
The Right Honourable The Lord Heseltine CH PC 'Thenford: The Creation of an English Garden'
The story of one garden and one family, over a 40-year time period (including some snowdrops!).
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Free all day parking is available at the Cattle Market Car Park behind Tesco SP78PH. There is long stay paid car parking directly opposite the Arts Centre but please make sure you are in the correct area of the car park!
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
We are a volunteer team and will be in the office on most Monday afternoons and on Thursdays 01747 300174 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes -please follow the instructions on eventbright.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, we will have all your details at registration with your name badge.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
We'll hand write a ticket for you if come on someone else' ticket.
This year's Snowdrop Festival image is "Spring Welcome" by local artist Jackie Williams