Recording of ‘Minterne Himalayan Garden – 250 years of development’


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For 250 years successive generations of the Digby family have developed and added to the landscape and gardens that surround their historic Dorset home. The present owner, Henry Digby will chart the development of the garden over a period of 250 years from a valley bare of trees to one of England’s most celebrated rhododendron gardens. He will show how the natural valley site and plentiful water provide the ideal setting for the rhododendrons and other ornamental trees and shrubs that were introduced direct to the garden from Victorian and Edwardian plant-hunting expeditions.

Mark Bobin, Head Gardener, will talk about his achievements in the first five years of the job and plans for the next five years including creating the National Collection of Cinnabarinums.

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