Howard Wills: California National Parks:Amazing Plants and Scenery

Date: 7:30pm-10:00pm, Jan 10, 2018

The state of California is home to 13 amazing National Parks. The scenery is magnificent and the parks are home to some amazing animals and plants including the oldest, tallest and largest trees in the world. In this talk I describe some of the highlights of visits to Redwood, Sequoia, Yosemite, Inyo and Lassen Volcanic National Parks.

Howard is a life-long gardening enthusiast (plantaholic!) with many years of experience of growing a wide range of plants. He runs Fernwood Nursey in Torrington, Devon, UK specialising in Sempervivums (Houseleeks) and related plants.

At Fernwood, he holds N.C.C.P.G. (Plant Heritage) National Collections® of Sempervivum and Jovibarba species and cultivars (Alpine Houseleeks) and until 2011, a National Collection of Phormium species and cultivars (New Zealand Flax).

He has exhibited at all the major Royal Horticultural Society Flower Shows and his exhibits have been awarded RHS Gold Medals at Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace, Gardener’s World Live, Tatton Park, Malvern and RHS Wisley Flower Shows.