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CHITRAL HORTICULTURE SOCIETY

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Forming of Chitral Horticultural Society

On 27 May 2014, a group of 57 keen horticulturist from Chitral district gathered at the PTDC motel Chitral at 10 am. We spent the day discussing gardening. I always felt that Chitrals culture is reflected in many ways, one of them is our keenness for flowers and gardening. Being remote and lacking resources has not hampered us Chitralis from developing a way of life that is special in many ways . In some ways it sets an aesthetic standard of living superior to what surrounding areas in Pakistan have pursued inspite of others having better access and link to the developed world. Read More

Birr Castle gardens Ireland has become our first member from abroad.

The Gardens have a rich history attached to them. They were originally landscaped around the lake in the 18th century by Sir William Parsons, and over the generations of the Parsons family the Gardens has increased in beauty and interest. It now has plant material collected and subscribed for by 3 generations of the Earls of Rosse, as well as some of the most famous plant hunters past and present. It was the first garden in Ireland to receive specimens of Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn Redwood) after its discovery in China in 1945. The garden comes alive in spring with spring flowering bulbs and a vast Magnolia collection. Read More

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