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Styrax - Hardy Flowering 'Snowbell Trees'

Thursday 14th June 2018

Styrax - Hardy Flowering 'Snowbell Trees'

Thursday 14th June 2018

Lecture by Charles Williams at Caerhays Castle



Styrax odoratus




After the spectacular spring floral displays there is a temptation to assume that there is ‘nothing much’ to see in Cornish woodland gardens in summer. The
styrax family extends the flowering season.

Caerhays now has a collection of nearly 30 species/cultivars of styrax, flowering June. Some are very new to UK cultivation.

The talk will examine the origins/history of the Caerhays collection as well
as advise on care/propagation. The garden tour will visit each species
growing/flowering in the garden including rare Styrax odoratissimus and Styrax serrulatus. Attendees will be invited to return in the autumn to collect their own seeds.

Coffee/tea served in the Georgian Hall from 9.30am. Bring appropriate clothing and footwear for garden tour.

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).