THE NATIONAL MAGNOLIA COLLECTION
FRIDAY 15TH MARCH 2013
Lecture by Charles Williams
This lecture will cover why it is important to have a National Collection. Magnolias to suit different types of garden. The breeding and selection of new varieties of Magnolia. Examples of new magnolia hybrids all over the world.
The Caerhays collection contains 50 + species and over 450 named hybrids. We will detail:
- The very rare Magnolia nitida
- The newly named Magnolia 'FJ Williams' (sargentia robusta x diva)
- The extraordinary Magnolia 'Yuchelia' (Magnolia cross Michelia)
The tour will cover the whole garden and ignore the regular routes that visitors would normally take when visiting the gardens. So it is a real 'behind the bushes' tour. It will also encompass the new 10 acre Magnolia planting in a greenfield site at the top of the garden (known as Kennel Close) which was open to the public for the first time in 2012.
This lecture takes place around the gardens so some of areas are not suitable for disabled access, but most of the tour is accessible.
You will need to bring wet weather clothes and boots.
You can park in the main Caerhays car park at the Castle itself, rather than in the in public car park at Porthluney Beach.
Coffee & Biscuits – 9.30
Lecture starts – 10am
Finish approx. – 1pm
Lunch is not included in the price but meals are available in the licensed tea rooms within the castle.
RHS Member - £16.00
Non-member - £20.00
All tickets should be booked in advance.
By CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD: By telephoning Caerhays on 01872 501310 (weekdays 9am - 5pm)
By POST: Lecture Reservations, Caerhays Estate, Gorran, St Austell, PL26 6LY, enclosing a cheque payable to Caerhays Estate, a RHS membership number (where relevant) and daytime telephone number. State the title of the event and how many tickets you require.
Please note: for all the events, tickets will arrive within 10 days of receipt of booking. In the unlikely event that they fail to arrive, or you have a query about tickets that you have received, call Enquiries on 01872 501310 (weekdays 9am to 5pm).