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Celebrating Heritage Rhododendrons at Joseph Chamberlain’s Highbury

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4 Yew Tree Road

Birmingham

B13 8QG

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Celebrating Heritage Rhododendrons at Joseph Chamberlain’s Highbury

  • Study day focusing on Joseph Chamberlain’s rhododendron collection at Highbury (planted between 1879 and 1914)

  • Morning: series of lectures

  • Lunch provided

  • Afternoon: tour of the gardens

  • 10am - 4pm at Highbury

Join us and learn about the amazing rhododendrons at Highbury. In 2018, the Chamberlain Highbury Trust 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. On the 17th May 2019, Michael and Beverley Lear will describe their findings and give a general introduction to rhododendrons.

Phillada Ballard (trustee of the Chamberlain Highbury Trust) 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.


Exploring Rhododendrons in two Birmingham Gardens. Saturday 18th May (related events)

Tour of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston: 10.30 - 12.00
The tour of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens will be led by the senior horticulturalist, Wayne Williams and will include the rhododendron garden laid out in the 1840s in the American Garden designed by JC Loudon.The tour will take place between 10.30 and 12.00 and lunch can be purchased at the Botanical Gardens cafe.
Cost £4.50.
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Tour of the gardens at Winterbourne House and Garden, Edgbaston: 14.00 - 15.30
The tour of Winterbourne House and Gardens, a spectacular Arts and Crafts garden will be led by the head gardener, Steve Haines and will include the rhododendron garden laid out in 1975 to commemorate Birmingham University’s centenary. The tour of the garden will take place between 14.00 and 15.30 and tea can be purchased at Winterbourne’s cafe.
Cost £4.50.
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Highbury Hall

4 Yew Tree Road

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B13 8QG

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