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Enkianthus and Chelsea Flower Show Preparations

Friday 27th April

Enkianthus and preparations for the Chelsea Flower Show

FRIDAY 27th April 2018

Lecture by Charles Williams at Burncoose House




Enkianthus are one of the key features of Burncoose Nurseries’ Chelsea Flower Show stand, and also a little known/appreciated genus of shrubs/small trees. The lecture and tour of Burncoose Gardens will include a preview of plants going to Chelsea in our Show Tunnel. It will demonstrate some ‘tricks of the trade’ to ensure that plants flower on time for the show and how preparations for showing at Chelsea are made.

The highlights will include Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’, ‘Victoria’ and ‘Vesta’ as well as the rare E. deflexus and E. hirtinervus. Also tips on the cultivation, care and propagation of enkianthus.

The talk and lunch will take place at Burncoose House, situated in the grounds of the Nurseries. Following lunch there will be a tour of the Burncoose Garden and Nurseries.

Following lunch there will be a tour of Burncoose Garden and Nurseries. Whilst most of the tour is accessible, some of areas may not be suitable for disabled access.

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 – 10.00am

Lecture starts – 10.30am

Finish approx. – 3pm

A buffet lunch at Burncoose House is included in the price.


RHS Member £28.00
Non-Member £35.00

All tickets for the Burncoose lecture 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).