The Gardens and Castle are now closed to the public until Spring 2020. Please contact us for group tours.

Caerhays Charity Summer Fete

Our summer fete is on Father’s day Sunday 16th June 2019, this is also the last day the gardens are open to the public this year, so come before it’s too late this year!
Horse Chestnuts in flower late May

Horse Chestnuts in flower late May

Now is the perfect time to visit Caerhays before the Gardens close on Sunday 16th June, which is also our charity fete day. We have a large collection of horse chestnuts which are coming into flower now and will look great until mid-June. Charles shows us 4 of these...

Silver-Gilt for Burncoose Nurseries

Burncoose are delighted to be awarded a Silver-Gilt medal for their ‘Plants from People’s Past’ stand at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  They can be found in the Grand Pavillion on stand 199. Chelsea 2019 Chelsea 2019 Chelsea 2019 Chelsea...
Odd bi-species Laburnocytisus ‘Adamii’ in flower

Odd bi-species Laburnocytisus ‘Adamii’ in flower

This plant a bi-generic tree of two species, it was originally a grafted plant and it appears the graft and the stock plant have merged to become a chimera so you can see both laburnum and cytisus flowers on the same plant. Last year it was on Burncoose’s...
Interesting Ucodendron whartonii flowering for the first time

Interesting Ucodendron whartonii flowering for the first time

We first planted this Ucodendron in May 2017, and it really is a bit of a surprise. It is a new genus which is currently unclassified. It is flowering for the time with us and the flowers are very similar to an Hammamellis or Parrotia, the ‘experts’ have...
Best Yellow Magnolias

Best Yellow Magnolias

Charles picks his 4 best yellow Magnolias. In the video he says 4 or 5, and there are four in this clip. Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ or ‘Swedish Star’ as it is sometimes known, flowers yellow with a bit of green. Magnolia ‘Lois’, bred by...
Magnolia ‘Peachy’ and ‘Daybreak’

Magnolia ‘Peachy’ and ‘Daybreak’

Magnolia ‘Peachy’ and Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ – why the names of these two magnolias are confusing when you look at the reality of the flower colours. Charles Williams in the gardens at Caerhays getting confused himself about which one is next to view, and why these two...
Scented Rhododendrons at Caerhays

Scented Rhododendrons at Caerhays

Charles in the garden talking about the wonders of scented Rhododendrons, if only ‘smelly vision’ was possible. The have been in flower in the gardens at Caerhays over the past couple of months, they don’t all flower at the same time, but they all...