Celebrating Heritage Rhododendrons at Highbury: 17/05/19
Fri 17th May 2019 10:00
Join The Chamberlain Highbury Trust on the 17th of May to learn about the amazing rhododendrons at Highbury Park. Last year, they commissioned a survey of the rhododendron collection at Highbury. Lear Associates identified and mapped over one hundred specimens and made recommendations for the future care of the collection. During this event Michael and Beverley Lear will describe their findings and give a general introduction to rhododendrons.
Phillada Ballard (trustee) will also speak about rhododendron planting in Birmingham gardens from the late 18th century to the 1970s. Beverley Lear will speak on a garden that predates Highbury – Biddulph Grange in N. Staffordshire, with its spectacular plantings of rhododendrons by James Bateman in the 1850s.
A tour of gardens will be led by Michael and Beverley Lear who will concentrate on the six areas with extant rhododendrons.
The cost of the one day event is £55 and includes tea/coffee and a sandwich lunch.
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17th May 2019, 10am – 4pm.
This event is organised by Chamberlain Highbury Trust