Capel Manor College

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Address and contact details
Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, London, Middlesex, EN1 4RQ
Tel: 0181 336 4442
Fax: 01992 717544
Latitude: 51° 40' 46" N
Longitude: 0° 03' 31" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1968
Ownership:Capel Manor Corporation
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Director: Dr S. Dowbiggin OBE
Head Gardeners: Mr Mark Cook and Mr Martin Day
Contact person: Mrs. Julie Phipps
Total Staff:300
Total Horticultural Staff:45 (5 gardeners, 6 apprentices)
Collections:Collation of our collection of Sarcococca into one main area; it was previously spread out over different areas of the gardens.
Physical environment
Soil type:Loam, some gravels, silty loam on brick earth.
Aspect:Mostly flat
Total area:4 ha
Plant collection
Special families within the collections:
Special genera within the collections:
Special collections:
Sarcococca, NCCPG – 12 Accessions, 12 Plants.
Record Keeping:Records kept
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Library:Capel Manor College Library
Research facilities:No
Publications:Guide to Capel Manor Gardens
Identifications:Undertakes identifications for specific sectors of the public
Teaching and Education:Higher Education
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures
Friends Organisation:Yes
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, book shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:80,000
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10am-5.30pm March-October
Guiding principles behind the collection
At Capel Manor our gardens are used both for educational requirements and as a facility for the general public. The college also includes the National Gardening Centre and extenive and diverse grounds (including Gardening Which? Trials garden).
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