The Gardens are open to the public from the 12th February – 16th June 2024.

Scented Rhododendrons – The Smellies

Friday 3rd May 2024

Lecture by Charles Williams at Caerhays Castle
R. 'Saffron Queen'

Charles Williams (owner) will give a lecture and conduct the garden tour.
There are about 650 species of rhododendrons growing in temperate climates, the lecture will focus on just a few of them.  They are all later flowering, suitable for smaller gardens because they do not grow very tall, and very deeply scented because they rely on insects for pollination and these insects can only thrive in late spring or early summer.

Lecture time – 9.30am – 1.00pm

Tea/Coffee on arrival in the Georgian Hall from 9.30am.

Walking boots and wet weather clothing highly recommended. 


RHS Member £20.00
Non-Member £25.00

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