Gary Long, Head Gardener of Trewithen, has been awarded a Directorship of the International Camellia Society (U.K.) Ltd. It’s believed he is the first Head Gardener ever to have been honoured with this prestigious position.

Gary was nominated for the role by ICS Management Committee member, Bee Robson. He will be one of only five directors representing the UK in this internationally recognised society.

“I nominated him because he’s an excellent gardener and he knows and understands Camellia,” said Bee. “He’s extremely conscientious  – working tirelessly at Trewithen whilst supporting his young family – but he still finds time to help with the ICS. What’s also unusual is that Gary has terrific support from the Galsworthy family who own Trewithen.”

Trewithen Garden is famed for the beauty and variety of its camellia collection. It is one of 39 ICS Camellia Gardens of Excellence in the world, five of which are in England – 3 in Cornwall Antony, Mount Edgecumbe and us. Marwood hill in Devon and Exbury.