Magnolia event to be held at Caerhays Castle and Gardens, Cornwall

Charles Williams of Caerhays Castle and Gardens in Cornwall will be hosting an RHS recommended lecture at Caerhays on Friday 13th March 2015.

The lecture will cover the importance of having a National Collection and also why Magnolias suit many different types of garden. Caerhays itself is home to a National Magnolia Collection with more than 50 species and more than 450 named hybrids of Magnolia.

The lecture 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 lecture will also include a tour of the garden and provide a 'behind the bushes' walk.  The walk will encompass the new four hectare Magnolia planting in a greenfield site at the top of the garden (known as Kennel Close) opened to the public for the first time in 2012.

The lecture will take place from 10am. For more details contact enquiries@caerhays.co.uk

Meanwhile, Caerhays Estate has revealed a new hybrid Magnolia named ‘Caerhays Splendour’ is set to flower in March 2015.  The new plant has been hybridised by the Caerhays Estate head gardener Jaimie Parsons, who was shown first-hand how to hybridise by his Caerhays predecessor Phillip Tregenna. Hand-pollinated in 2000 and grown from seed, ‘Caerhays Splendour’ when in flower, will reveal dark pink blooms.


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