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Chelsea Physic Garden - Connecting People with Plants for Three Centuries. An illustrated talk by Christopher Bailes

Date & Time of Event: 
Thursday, 14 January, 2016 - 11:00 to 13:00

Christopher Bailes was curator at Chelsea Physic Garden from March 2011 until his retirement in 2014.  He began his gardening career in 1971 as gardener for Hugh Johnson at Saling Hall
Christopher Bailesand in the following years worked at Kew as Supervisor in the Tropical Section, Manager at the Eric Young Orchid Foundation and as Editor of the Orchid Review.  He joined the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in October 1988 as Curator of Rosemoor Garden. He is a member of the RHS Orchid Committee, President of the Devon Branch of Plant Heritage and a Trustee of the Fortescue Garden Trust which owns and administers The Garden House in Yelverton.

Christopher is very well known as a speaker on many horticultural topics, and he continues to lead garden tours within the UK, mainland Europe and destinations further afield.  

The Devon Gardens Trust is delighted to commence its 2016 programme with Christopher Bailes - "Chelsea Physic Garden - Connecting People with Plants for Three Centuries".


Where:  Rowe Hall, The Mint Methodist Centre, Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AT.

When:  Thursday 14th January 2016 at 11a.m. (Doors open at 10.00p.m.)

Cost:  £5 (DGT members)/ £6 (non-members) to include refreshments before the talk.  

Please book before Friday 8th January 2016.  To book, please complete the booking form (available for download here) and return it to the DGT Office.