Plant Heritage launches new website

Plant conservation charity, Plant Heritage, has launched its new website – https://www.plantheritage.org.uk – showcasing a variety of plants, including rare threatened cultivars, perfect for gardeners, garden enthusiasts and flower fans alike.

There are over 650 National Plant Collections in the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands, from mighty oaks to miniature orchids. National Plant Collections come in all shapes and sizes, and now, for the first time, visitors to the charity’s website will be able to search for any collection and see their results on a new interactive map.

Simply search via county, plant genus, common name or by collection holder and a small flower icon will appear allowing you to click through to find out more. You can read a description, view glossy images of each collection and find out when you can visit.

The website also contains conservation and cultivation advice, details of the annual Plant Exchange as well as specialist plant fairs, talks and visits from groups and National Collection open days.

(above: Magnolia ‘Caerhays-Suprise’ credit: Plant-Heritage).

Through its National Collection Scheme, Plant Guardians and local group networks, Plant Heritage is the only national charity to ensure that cultivated plants (plants that have been collected, bred and grown in the UK) are cared for and nurtured, so that future generations can enjoy rare plants as much as we currently do.

Vicki Cooke, Plant Conservation Manager, Plant Heritage says: “We’re a nation of gardeners who have a rich horticultural history, but this history doesn’t maintain itself – our 650 National Plant Collections have a vital part to play in keeping our horticultural heritage alive. With our new interactive map, people across the UK and beyond will now be able to search for National Collections in all corners of the country, as well as finding local events. We hope this will encourage more people to search for collections near to them, and to further explore, learn about and save all the beautiful garden plants that have been bred, grown and shared around the UK.”

To find out more about Plant Heritage and its National Plant Collections, please visit:
www.plantheritage.org.uk

©All images Plant Heritage.

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