Talk : ‘Eco gardening at the Cally Gardens’ Kevin Hughes

Friday 28 June : 7.30pm

Saturday 29 June Excursion; Cally Gardens.

Talks £2   Under 16s free

Excursions free but booking essential from first day of month in which held. Details available nearer the date but generally meeting on site at 10am. All excursions undertaken at own risk. 


Cally Gardens and Specialist Plant Centre is a treasure trove of exotic and rare hardy plants gathered from around the globe. 

The towering 18th century walls of what was once the kitchen and pleasure garden for Cally House, now houses 1000s of rare and exotic plants. This garden is a must for any plant collector and the Specialist Plant Centre is bursting with rare and unique plants cultivated by the acclaimed plantsman Kevin Hughes. 

The garden was created by the famous plant collector Michael Wickenden and is now in the care of plantsman and ecologist Kevin Hughes. Since arriving at Cally in 2018 Kevin has brought his own stunning collection of Magnolias, Daphnes and Trilliums and also has added more collections including Galanthus, Paeonies and a wonderful array of Nerines.

Also as an ecologist and environmentalist, Kevin has decided to make Cally a haven for birds, insects and all things wild. Cally is on its way to becoming a fully organic and low impact garden. Watch out for the orchard lawns that are now on their way to becoming flower meadows, and the paths that are being transformed into living walkways.