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Volunteers Christmas party 2015

Volunteers Christmas party 2015

Today, Friday 11th, is the last day for all staff and volunteers to be together before Christmas. We had a little party with good food, christmas music but above all good company. Thank you to all of you with out your help we would really struggle. Merry Christmas and...

Camellia propagation workshop 2015

Camellia propagation workshop 2015

Camellia propagation workshop We were proud to host the" Cornwall head gardeners group" Camellia propagation workshop yesterday. Delegates were nominated by their head gardener and included many volunteers. The day took the format of Mr john price, retired camellia...

Plant of the month for July

Plant of the month for July

The plant of the month for July is... Stewartia sinensis A member of the Theaceae family. It develops as a wonderful small tree with very attractive peeling bark. The flowers are small, single and Camellia like with white petals and a central boss of bright yellow...

Plant of the month for May

Plant of the month for May

The plant of the month for May is...   Rhododendron augustinii ssp.augustinii 2015 has been a wonderful year for Rhododendron and none more so than R.augustinii. It has held it's Lavender blue flowers, for what seems like weeks.  The whole shrub (although its...

International Camellia Society news

International Camellia Society news

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...

Plant of the month for April is…

Plant of the month for April is…

Plant of the month for April is... Camellia japonica "Desire" One of my all time favourite camellia's. The formal double dark pink edged flowers fade to almost white at the centre. Always a good flowerer  with a long flowering season. It has a nice...

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