LOUISE AND ROBERT PETERS
FOXGROVE PLANTS
FOXGROVE
ENBORNE
NEWBURY
BERKSHIRE
RG14 6RE
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Galanthus nivalis
So here is 2017, for us in Berkshire New Years Day was somewhat dreary with increasing drizzle as the day went on. The winter scenery was a sad monotone, but this was a blip and most days since have been cold and bright. Now is when we admire structure in the garden and landscape, vibrant Cornus  and Willow stems, ghostly white Birch trunks and the gorgeous perfume from Sarcococca.These are just few examples of the many plants which we need in a garden to give us an interesting winter backdrop for Snowdrops and all those courageous early bulbs which await a splash of winter sunshine to warm them into growth. A visit today to The Hillier Arboretum near Romsey has really whetted my appetite for coloured stems, peeling bark and winter delights, so make time to do something similar. It was super.
As usual our annual ‘Snowdrop Saturday will be held this year on 11 February 2017. On this day visitors are able to view the Snowdrop Collection within the Garden, see examples of Snowdrops  in a Pot and Photograph Exhibition, meet & talk to Snowdrop Gardeners, enjoy a welcome cup of tea or mug of St. Michael’s Soup and buy a Snowdrop or two! There will be many Snowdrop occasions such as ‘Walks’ and ‘Garden Opens’ throughout the country so see what is on in your local area.

Locally visit Welford Park in Berkshire, here Galanthus nivalis ‘en mass,’ in spendour, they are a wonderful sight, the grounds are open throughout February (check the website.) On Thursday 23rd February Welford Park will have it’s annual MacMillan Plant Fair
With many stalls and a superb opportunity to view this spectacular Collection, see you there.



 NURSERY OPENING TIMES FOR 2017

We will be open on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday afternoons only from 2.00 until 4.00 pm.

 We will also open on Saturdays from 10.00 until 4.00 pm, but closed through lunchtime from 1.00pm until 2.00pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT ON
 4th FEBRUARY THE NURSERY WILL NOT BE OPEN DUE TO PROPRIETORS BEING AWAY AT THE A.G.S. SNOWDROP DAY IN SHROPSHIRE, SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.


At the end of March we shall close with the finish of the Snowdrop Season and then return once more next year, thank you.