March General Meeting: ‘Cherry’ Ingram—The Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms by Naoko Abe

Date: March 15, Wednesday Time: 20:00 to 21:30 (JST)
Format:  Virtual. Fee: Free
Naoko Abe will talk about Collingwood ‘Cherry’ Ingram (1880-1981), the Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms. Ingram, an eccentric Edwardian gentleman, fell in love with Japanese cherry blossoms at the beginning of the 20th century and went to Japan three times to bring back cuttings of different species and varieties of ornamental cherry trees. By the 1940s, he had created the world’s largest cherry tree collection in his garden in Benenden, Kent.