National Collection of
The National Collection of Podocarpus is held at Caerhays Castle, St Austell, Cornwall.
Contact details are available through the Plant Heritage National Website .
Caerhays Castle is home to the National Collection of Podocarpus and Podocarpaceae.
The gardens originated from the work of plant hunters in China at the start of the 20th century. Caerhays bred the very first x williamsii camellias and is today the home of a Plant Heritage National Collections of Podocarpus and Magnolias. The gardens have an international reputation.
The castle itself was designed by the famous Regency architect John Nash around 200 years ago and both the building and the two families who have lived and worked at Caerhays have played significant roles in the history of Cornwall and its former tin mining industry.
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