Isabella Plantation

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Address and contact details
Holly Lodge, Richmond Park, Richmond, London, Surrey, TW10 5HS
Tel: 020 8948 3209
Fax: 020 8332 2730
Latitude: 51° 27' 07" N
Longitude: 0° 16' 48" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:The Royal Parks Agency
Umbrella organisation:National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Director: Chief executive
Royal Parks Agency:
Park Superintendent: Simon Richards
Contact person: Jane Braham
Total Staff:5
Collections:To acquire and identify correctly all the cultivars originally introduced as the 'Wilson 50' Kurume azaleas. Plants are held in age and provenance batches.
Physical environment
Altitude:30-40 m
Soil type:Clay & sand, acid
Aspect:North & west
Total area:17 ha
Weather recordsRecords kept
Average daily:10.72 °C
Av. monthly max:14.65 °C
Av. monthly min:6.78 °C
Absolute maximum:31 °C (1997)
Absolute minimum:-8 °C (1997)
Strength:Below average
Average annual:656 mm
Month of maximum:September
Month of minimum:March
Plant collection
Special genera within the collections:
Special collections:
Rhododendron Kurume Azalea 'Wilson 50', NCCPG – 34 Taxa, 500 Plants.
Record Keeping:Kept since 1991
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Guide to Isabella Plantation
Identifications:Undertakes identifications for the general public. Internal verification of material
Teaching and Education:Potential for public education
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks
Friends Organisation:Yes. Friends of Richmond Park
Visitor facilities:No
Access to the collections
Public access:Only by appointment
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: Dawn-dusk by appointment
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden aims to build up the complete 'Wilson 50' Kurume azalea collection; As these plants have proved susceptible to a blackspot disease, the Wilson 50 will be held as a small collection within the nursery as a horticultural resource.
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