Chilean plants at Thorn; a lecture & guided tour by Martin Gardner MBE
April 30 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
100 years ago William Arkwright (descendant of Richard Arkwright) sold his stately home Sutton Scarsdale in Derbyshire but transferred all the Garden ornaments to Thorn Garden (South Devon) which he created. The banks down to the River Yealm are informal planting and a number of Chilean plants strive here.
On a recent botanical trip to Chile the owner of Thorn Garden had the pleasure of meeting Martin Gardner, a prominent conservationist of Chilean plants; for which he received an MBE in 2013 and a Veitch memorial medal by the RHS in 2014. Martin also worked for about 30 years at RBG Edinburgh.
In April we have the honour of welcoming Martin to Thorn who will be giving a morning lecture and subsequent guided tour through the gardens. This day event will be accompanied with refreshments, afternoon cream tea, and an optional buffet lunch.