Head along to an open evening with a tour at Raymond Evison’s famous Clematis Nursery in Guernsey which is not normally open to the public.
Born in 1944, Raymond Evison OBE VMH FLS started his horticultural career at the age of 15 in Shropshire. He moved the clematis operations to Guernsey, in the sunny Channel Islands near France where he set up The Guernsey Clematis Nursery in 1985. Raymond is a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner, and will show you how new clematis are created. You will be able to see the new clematis varities years before their launch at the Chelsea Flower Show, and some will be in flower for the first time.
The tour will include all aspects of clematis production at the nursery where over 2 million are produced annually, for export to all parts of the globe, with their biggest markets being the UK, North America, Europe and China.
Learn about the history of this beautiful flower and the decades that Raymond dedicated to searching, breeding and developing the clematis for modern day homes. There will be a short talk on the history and development of the clematis since the 16th century to modern day.
Following WWII, the islanders of Guernsey had to rebuild their lives and by the 1960s, the horticulture industry was doing well. Today, the island continues to pride itself on its colourful surroundings, natural landscapes and impressive gardens.
Please email to reserve your spot.
£9.50 per person
£7.50 for RHS members
Maximum of 25 participants