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Lecture – “Friar Park – the Matterhorn, past and present”. Giles Reynolds, Head Gardener, Friar Park

15th October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Giles has been Head Gardener, at Friar Park, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, for the past four and a half years, overseeing and developing a high standard of horticultural work on this 35-acre historic, private garden.

Friar Park Rock Garden was built in 1889 for eccentric lawyer Sir Frank Crisp and the estate was purchased by musician George Harrison in January 1970. The gardens and water features were designed by Henry Ernest Milner for Crisp, including a grotto garden, which also includes a sandstone replica of the Matterhorn, reflecting Crisp’s sense of humour. This is one of the best private Rock Gardens you will see today.

Joint Lecture with the Scottish Rock Garden Club.


15th October
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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