Guernsey Clematis Gold C.Sarah Elizabeth

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We are excited to release the first miniature sheet in our new series Clematis Gold, which depicts clematis cultivated by world-renowned nurseryman and Guernsey grower, Raymond Evison OBE. Each of the clematis in the series has been part of the Gold Medal winning displays at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the world’s most prestigious horticultural event.

Beautifully depicted by botanical artist Gillian Barlow, the Sarah Elizabeth Clematis was created in memory of Sarah Elizabeth Groves, whose life was tragically cut short when she was murdered whilst backpacking, on board a houseboat on Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir, on 6 April 2013. Sarah was just 24 years of age. 

Raymond Evison said: - “Clematis Sarah Elizabeth was bred and developed as part of the Evison (R) and Poulsen (R) Breeding Programme, in the Guernsey-based clematis nursery. As with the development of all new clematis plants, Sarah’s clematis took about 10 years from the pollination process to create a new plant, until it was launched at the Chelsea Flower Show.

“The Sarah Elizabeth is a breakthrough as regards its flower colour, being a unique shade of pink to any other clematis plant on the market. Its stunning prominent anthers reminds one of Sarah’s delightful, naturally long eyelashes, which was behind the selection process of the variety to be named after Sarah, as well as its cheery brightly coloured sepals.”

Having previously collaborated with Raymond Evison in 2013 for our 25 Years of Gold stamp products, we are delighted to be working with him once again for our Clematis Gold series.


Date of Issue 17 February 2021
Designer Gillian Barlow
Printer Joh Enschede
Values £3
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 60mm deep x 50mm wide
Sheet Size 84mm deep x 118mm wide
Paper 110gsm Gummed Stamp Paper (unwatermarked)
Perforation 14 x 13.25
Cylinder A

Guernsey Clematis Gold C.Sarah Elizabeth