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The National Collection of Magnolias at Caerhays

Friday 16th March 2018

The National Collection of Magnolias at Caerhays

FRIDAY 16th March 2018

Lecture by Charles Williams at Caerhays Castle



RHS Magnolia Lecture




Charles Williams (owner) will give the lecture and conduct the garden tour. The lecture will concentrate on the origins and history of the introduction of Asiatic magnolias into the garden and on the breeding programme at Caerhays since the 1930s. Attendees will see the latest magnolia hybrids registered and bred at Caerhays including the new Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’, M. ‘Tropicana’ and M. ‘Bishop Michael’. They will also see some of the best known earlier magnolia hybrids – M. ‘Caerhays Surprise’, M. ‘Caerhays Belle’ and M. ‘JC Williams’.

Please contact us in advance to discuss access requirements. 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.

Tea, Coffee & Biscuits – 9.30 am

Lecture starts – 10am prompt

Finish approx. – 1pm


RHS Member £16.00
Non-Member £20.00

Lunch is not included in the price but meals are available in the tea rooms within the castle.

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).