Caerhays Castle

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Address and contact details
Gorran, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6LY
Tel: 01872 501310
Fax: 01872 501870
Latitude: 50° 14' 16" N
Longitude: 4° 51' 20" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:Private, F.J. Williams
Umbrella organisation:National Heritage Programme
Contact person: C.H. Williams
Total Staff:6
Physical environment
Soil type:Loam, Acid
Total area:40 ha
Plant collection
Notable plants within the collection:
Tallest Emmenopterys henryi in Great Britain, 12 other record-breaking trees
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
China, Northwestern USA, Southern South America
Special families within the collections:
Fagaceae, Ericaceae, Symplocaceae, Podocarpaceae, Hamamelidaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Lithocarpus, Nothofagus, Camellia, Magnolia, Rhododendron
Special collections:
E. H. Wilson collections,
George Forrest collections,
Record Keeping:Kept since 1898
Plant-collecting trips:International
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden catalogue
Teaching and Education:Potential for primary, secondary, higher, taxonomic and public education
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Café, plant shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:5000-10,000
Public opening hours:Mon-Fri: Late March to early May
Location map

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