26-Time Clematis Gold Medal Winner Raymond Evison at Reynolds June 7

Posted: 5/26/2014 9:19:08 AM
For most, being in the company of Queen Elizabeth II would be exciting in and of itself. 
 
But when Her Majesty is in your company as you are awarded your 26th Gold Medal for your Clematislike Raymond Evison has experienced, well really, what else is there to say?
 
Except, we have one more thing to say – Mr. Evison, world-renowned nurseryman, lecturer, author and photographer will be visiting Reynolds Garden Shop on June 7, 2014, as part of Reynolds’ Garden Afternoon Tea event at 2 p.m.
 
Mr. Evison will be talking about and doing a demonstration on Clematis, a climbing plant of the buttercup family which bears colorful and attractive features through its flowers, foliage and decorative seeds  It’s a favorite of both seasoned and beginner gardeners.
 
Born of a gardening family, Raymond J. Evison O.B.E. V.M.H. F.I. Hort, began his horticultural career at Treasures of Tenbury Ltd in Shropshire, England at the age of 15. After becoming a Junior Partner, he became a Managing Director (at the age of 23) until 1986 when he moved to Guernsey. During his time at Treasures he developed the Garden Centre, two small museums, the restaurant and achieved 20,000 visitors annually to visit John Treasure’s famous Burford House Gardens. Treasures of Tenbury Ltd became a household name for clematis as the result of winning Gold Medals at various provincial flower shows and at the Chelsea Flower Show. Over the years Evison has had many successes at The Chelsea Flower Show. From his time at Treasures at Tenbury Ltd to the present, he has gained 26 Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals for exhibits of clematis. He has also won 2 Lawrence Medals and 6 William Memorial Medals for exhibits of clematis at Chelsea, as well as other gold medals at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. One of his greatest loves is to search for plants in the wild or in cultivation as his love of plants goes far further than clematis.
 
“We’re so very pleased that Mr. Evison will be visiting Reynolds talking about and doing a demonstration on Clematis,” stated Peg Reynolds, Owner, Reynolds Garden Shop.  “Reynolds is just one of only two U.S. stops he’ll be making this summer,” she added.
 
To make your reservation for this event, which will also feature 20% OFF all Clematis purchases and a chance to win a $100 Reynolds Gift Card, call Reynolds at 609-597-6099 or RSVP here.

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