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Gardens re-open 14th February 2021, Guided castle tours start again 15th March 2021
First Magnolia colour of the year

First Magnolia colour of the year

Charles in the garden in the 2nd week of January 2021, looking at the early colour showing on the buds of this lovely Magnolia ‘Todd’s Forty Niner’, usually one of the earliest in flower at the castle. Magnolia 'Todd's Forty Niner' at...

Part 3 – Camellia sasanqua at Caerhays

Continuing our feature on sasanqua camellias at Caerhays, today we are looking at five more unusual ones: 0:00 – Camellia sasanqua ‘Paradise Blush’ 1:33 – Camellia sasanqua ‘Gay Border’ 2:41 – Camellia sasanqua ‘Sugar Dream 3:55 – Camellia...

x williamsii camellias in flower

Charles in the garden looking at the wonderful x williamsii Camellias currently in flower in mid-November. Early flowering forms of camellia williamsiiWatch this video on YouTube 0:00 – C. x williamsii ‘ November Pink’ which started flowering in October 2:16...

Camellia sasanqua hybrids in November – Part 2

This week Charles continues his story on Camellia sasanqua but this time featuring five hybrids which are looking good at the moment in mid-November. 0:00 – Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ 3:01 – Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ 4:13 – Camellia...

Single flower Camellia sasanqua from 1902 – Part 1

Charles in the garden in the first week of November 2020 looking at the five original single flower pink and white camellia sasanqua which are possible the oldest in the UK, dating back from 1902 – 1905. Camellia sasanqua at Caerhays - Part 1Watch this video on...

Evergreen Schima khasiana still in flower

Looking around the garden in early October Charles found this Schima khasiana tree in full flower and looking wonderful.  It is a slightly tender tree, but evergreen and full of flowers. Schima khasiana - At Caerhays in OctoberWatch this video on...

Two Ilex at Caerhays in Autumn

Charles in the garden this weekend featuring two ilex (Hollies) with wonderful berries at this time of year. 0:00 – Ilex verticillata 1:38 – Ilex dimorphophylla Ilex at Caerhays in OctoberWatch this video on...
Crataegus in October

Crataegus in October

We are now well into Autumn here on the Caerhays Estate and Charles was in the garden recently to show us four interesting Crataegus species and with their berries. You can find the four at the following time stamps if you wish to jump to a particular species: 0:00...
First week in July 2020

First week in July 2020

Charles in the garden at Caerhays in the first week in July 2020, which is hopefully the last week of lockdown! This time the Hydrangeas are looking good. Hydrangea ‘Lanarth White’ Hydrangea serrata ‘Shishidanka’ Lomatia ferruginea Hydrangea...
Something different to look at today

Something different to look at today

Charles in the garden at Caerhays looking at something different from our Magnolias and Rhododendrons. 0:00 Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ 1:57 Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ 3:28 Symplocos paniculata 5:18 Cornus kousa...