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Planting in Coastal and Windswept Locations 2011

This event has passed but details are kept for historic record - thank you.


Lecture by Charles Williams

Charles is a regular lecturer at horticultural events in the UK. He is also the senior partner of Burncoose Nurseries and manages Caerhays Estate

Areas covered will be how to create a garden a windy or coastal situation, the use of windbreaks to filter the wind, suitable plants for salt spray and strong winds. The lecture will include slides showing some of the difficult gardens created by Burncoose in coastal locations and a tour of the extremities of Burncoose gardens to view the use of different windbreaks in differnt contexts.

Areas of Special interest will include:-
1. The use of Cornish Lath windbreaks
2. Use of more unusual species as windbreaks\hedging plants :- olearia, camellia, griselinia, tamarisk, hippophae, muehlenbeckia, bay and laurel.

Lecture starts at 2.00pm

Coffee/Tea will be served from 1.30 pm onwards. RHS Members - £12.00, Non-members - £14.50

All tickets should normally be booked in advance. For tickets to RHS events at Burncoose only please book in the following ways:-
By CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD: By telephoning 01209 860316. (weekdays 9am - 5pm)
By POST: Lecture Reservations, Burncoose Nurseries, Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall. TR16 6BJ enclosing a cheque payable to Burncoose Nurseries, a 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 01209 860316. (weekdays 9am to 5pm).

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