Manahawkin, NJ, May 29, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Reynolds Garden Shop, located at 201 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ, is honored to host world-renowned nurseryman, lecturer, author and photographer Raymond Evison at a Garden Afternoon Tea on Saturday, June 7 at 2 p.m.
Having just received his 26th Gold Medal at The 2014 Chelsea Flower Show (May 20 – 24), and his display visited by Queen Elizabeth II, Evison’s visit to Reynolds will be just one of two U.S. stops he’ll be making this summer.
“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.
Clematis, a favorite of both seasoned and beginner gardeners, is a climbing plant of the buttercup family which bears colorful and attractive features through its flowers, foliage and decorative seeds.
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.
To make your reservation for the Garden Afternoon Tea with Raymond Evison on June 7, which will also feature 20% OFF all Clematis purchases and a chance to win a $100 Reynolds Gift Card, call Reynolds Garden Shop at 609-597-6099 or RSVP online. For more information visit Reynolds’ website at www.reynoldsgardenshop.com.
Reynolds is a Manahawkin, NJ family- owned and operated business whose complex includes three restored buildings and connected pathways along two blocks of East Bay Avenue, just steps from the original site of their roadside flower stand more than 30 years ago. Reynolds offers a wide array of items and services through their Garden Shop, Garden Center, Floral Market & Boutique, and Landscaping & Lighting Division. The Garden Shop features treasures of every kind from ceramics and wind chimes, to gourmet foods and natural soaps; The Garden Center has everything to make your yard and gardens a botanical masterpiece; The Floral Market & Boutique will tease your senses with fresh, beautiful arrangements, and women’s clothing & accessories; The Landscaping and Lighting Division offers complete design, construction, project management, outdoor lighting, irrigation and maintenance services. Reynolds is your one-stop resource to make the most of the indoor and outdoor spaces of your home, and their professional staff is always there to assist with your wedding, special occasions and holiday needs. For more information, including days and hours of operation, visit www.reynoldsgardenshop.com or call 609-597-6099.