For the last few years the Rhododendron, Camellia & Magnolia Group has been actively supporting the conservation of threatened species and hybrids. Over a longer period we have established four successful collections of rhododendrons and one of magnolias, all open to the public for education and enjoyment.
Starting with our initiative to help Bodnant safeguard some of its important hybrids through the funding of a programme of micropropagation, we have now been involved in the rescue and re-establishment of a large number of rhododendrons which could otherwise have disappeared..
We want to continue to develop and expand this important work and start new planted collections within secure garden trusts throughout the country, to showcase some of the best of our genera, and to give homes to plants that are in danger of being lost. Now we are a charity, we can make these funds go further through Gift Aid. We need to raise more funds to keep this project alive; and that is why we are asking you to support our Centenary Fund. All donations will be ring-fenced for the purposes of conservation and to develop the Group's Collections.
David Millais - Vice Chairman