The Rhododendron, Camellia & Magnolia Group

Three groups of plants – one group of enthusiasts worldwide

Centenary Videos

Roy Lancaster

Sarah Chesters, Education Officer at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden, Rosemoor, Devon, interviews plant hunter and renowned plantsman Roy Lancaster about Rhododendrons during the annual Main RHS Rhododendron Competition.

2015/16 is the centenary of the founding of the Rhododendron Society.

David Millais

David Millais, Chairman of the Group, nurseryman and rhododendron expert, talks about his great uncle's involvement in the foundation of the Rhododendron Society (later to become the Rhododendron, Camellia & Magnolia Group) in 1915.

Charles Williams

Charles Williams, fourth generation custodian of the superb Caerhays Castle garden talks about Camellias with Sarah Chesters, Education Officer at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden, Rosemoor, Devon. In particular the x williamsii hybrids created by his great-grandfather who was one of the founders of the Rhododendron Society.

Jim Gardiner

Sarah Chesters, Education Officer at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden, Rosemoor, Devon, talks to Jim Gardiner about Magnolias.

Jim Gardiner is an expert on Magnolias and has written books on them, and is a past president of the Magnolia Society International. Having held senior posts in the RHS, he is now Executive Vice-President and acts as a 'roving ambassador' for the Society.