Date: Monday 13 February 2023
Contact: Rosa Bond
Phone: 01483 539260
Shalford, Peasmarsh and Chilworth Garden Club are holding this meeting at 7.30pm at Shalford Village Hall, Kings Road, Shalford, Surrey, GU4 8BQ. This event is free for club members and £2 for visitors
David Millais is the owner of Millais Nurseries, Churt. They are Rhododendron specialists with probably the widest range of varieties in the world, growing more than 900 different varieties for sale by mail order throughout the UK and from their specialist plant centre at Crosswater Farm. The nursery grows about 40,000 plants per year, and employs 7 staff.
David studied Commercial Horticulture at Writtle College and managed a large nursery in Dorset before working for the biggest rhododendron nursery in America and at the Rhododendron Species Foundation near Seattle. He took over Millais Nurseries from his father in 1990, and has achieved 5 RHS Gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the RHS Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia Group, and is a member of the RHS Woody Plant Committee.