UK: Five more National Collections for Plant Heritage

UK plant conservation and membership charity Plant Heritage welcomes a further five Collections into its flagship nationwide scheme.

The newcomers include:
  • Two collections of Camassia - bulbous hardy perennials with show-stopping starry blooms in spring/early summer
  • Wisteria spp & cvs. - spectacular climbers thriving in a cool Cumbrian garden 700ft above sea level
  • Narcissus, Backhouse Heritage Daffodils - an historic group of plants rescued from extinction by a dedicated family descendant of the Backhouse family
  • Malus domestica cvs. bred and grown in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight pre-1960 - a geographically defined collection of apple cultivars looked after by horticultural students at Sparsholt College
Sarah Quarterman, CEO of Plant Heritage, says: "This new tranche of National Plant Collections illustrates why we value the diversity of plants - in particular, their historical value to our culture. We are grateful to these Collection Holders for their dedication and the work they have undertaken to bring these Collections into being, and for conserving them for future generations."

Click here to learn more about the new National Collections.

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