Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice opens its doors for beautiful snowdrop garden display

Volunteers at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice are opening the doors in February for a one-off chance to view the glorious snowdrop displays around its historic grounds, as part of their Snowdrop Walk Open Garden, to help raise crucial funds for local families. 

Snowdrops emerging from the ground at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice
Organiser, Paulette Vallois: "We expect to see a magnificent display in time for our February Snowdrop Walk."

“We’re inviting everyone to come and enjoy the beauty and wonder of the snowdrops”

Snowdrop walks take place at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice on Saturday 1st February from 10.30am until 1pm, followed by the chance to enjoy freshly ground coffee and homemade cake at the hospice’s regular Coffee at the Court pop up coffee morning in the bright and welcoming day hospice building.

Organiser, Paulette Vallois said, “We’re inviting everyone to come and enjoy the beauty and wonder of the stunning snowdrops and hellebores here at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice at our Snowdrop Walk Open Garden.”

“The welcoming sight of snowdrops tells us winter is moving towards spring, and we’re lucky to have such a fine display of them around our historic hospice grounds just outside Cheltenham. With snowdrops and hellebores currently in bud, we expect to see a magnificent display in time for our February Snowdrop Walk.”  

A view of the historic Leckhampton Court Hospice buildings
The historic Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice grounds in Gloucestershire.

Helping support local families

Entrance to the gardens is £3 and coffee and cake available in return for donations, with all funds raised on the day helping to support local families needing the expert and compassionate palliative care and bereavement support of the Sue Ryder hospice.

David Bill is Head Gardener at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. He said, “"There are a huge number of snowdrop cultivars - Galanthus Nivalis being the most common early flowering. We also have varieties including Faringdon Double, Three Ships and Cedric Morris too.”

An array of winter flowers

“Snowdrops will flower from January to March and our grounds host an array of other winter flowers including helleborus, cyclamen, and narcissus as well as attractive dogwood and numerous trees and shrubs, which makes it a great time to come and enjoy our gardens!"

“A huge thanks goes out to our team of gardening volunteers who lovingly tend our gardens and grounds year round, allowing our floral displays to flourish.”

Find out more information about Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice's specialist palliative care and family support, as well as other ways you can support their vital services and help them continue to be there when it matters.