A Century of Rhododendrons.
FRIDAY 7th April 2017
Lecture by Charles Williams at Caerhays Castle Gardens
The Rhododendron Society was funded in Cornwall in 1916. In 2016 the society celebrated its centenary at Chelsea. The talk will review historic documents from the Caerhays archive which will be on display for attendees. The garden tour will concentrate on those rhododendron species which have survived for a hundred years since their introduction from China.
The talk will be followed by a guided tour which will cover the whole garden and ignore the regular routes that visitors would normally take, thus is a real 'behind the bushes' tour. It may 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.
Whilst most of the tour is accessible, some of areas are not suitable for disabled access. Please contact us in advance to discuss access requirements, or for a copy of our disabled and elderly visitors guide.
Suitable for complete beginners, ideal for all with no prior experience necessary, all garden lovers would benefit from this interesting lecture.
You will need to bring wet weather clothing and boots just in case.
Coffee & Biscuits – 9.30
Lecture starts – 10am
Finish approx. – 1pm
Lunch is not included in the price but meals are available in the tea rooms within the castle.
RHS Member £16.00 GBP
Non-Member £20.00 GBP
Special B&B rates may be available at The Vean if attending the lecture.
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).