Raymond Evison Clematis is looking forward to exhibiting once again at The Chelsea Flower Show. The 2023 exhibit staged in The Great Pavilion will be an island site comprising of over 2,000 mature clematis plants in full flower, with more than 35 different varieties on display. All of the varieties on show have been bred or developed in Raymond Evison’s ultra-modern and environmentally friendly famous Guernsey Clematis Nursery. Show visitors will be able to wander between the different clematis on a raised boardwalk and interact with the wonderful array of varieties at close quarters.
The highlight of the 2023 display will be the latest variety to come from the Guernsey-based breeding programme. Clematis Tumaini™EviGsy151(PBR) is the first new variety to come from the 2014 breeding programme and is a multi - flowering plant, with rosy mauve striped flowers. The flowers are produced in great abundance, making it a superb plant for growing in pots and containers or in small spaces in both large or small gardens. C.Tumaini™ has been named in recognition of the outstanding charitable work undertaken in Tanzania by the Guernsey-based charity, The Tumaini Fund. The Tumaini Fund was founded 20 years ago by Dr Susan Wilson MBE : now with a strong team of dedicated supporters in Guernsey and abroad, the Tumaini Fund supports in the order of 100,000 orphans in Kagera, NW Tanzania. This year some 50,000 orphans are being supported in education from nursery to university level and 5 out of 6 Tumaini leaders in Tanzania are orphans educated to university level. The Tumaini Fund runs 10 carpentry and tailoring vocational training schools and builds houses for destitute families. The Fund has provided fresh water wells in hundreds of villages where people previously drank from infected water sources.
This is only made possible by generous donations from around the world.
Please see www.tumainifund.org.uk
Picture - Dr Susan Wilson MBE, founder of The Tumaini Fund with Clematis Tumaini™EviGsy151(PBR)