Group Collections



SURREY’S NATIONAL COLLECTIONS



 ALLIUM (Amaryllidaceae)
 (image left: A.litvinovii)
 Common name: Allium spp., cvs. & hybrids  (excluding  cepa, porrum and sativum
 Best time to view:
April to June (some flower from  March  to September)
 Holder:
Ms Jackie Currie
Location:
11 Oak Close, Chiddingfold, GU8 4SA
Open:
by appointment Contact details: 07940 875278; jackie@euphorbia- design.co.uk

AMORPHOPHALLUS
(Araceae)
Common name: Titan arum
Best time of year to view: summer to autumn
Holder: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, West London
How many: 21 species
Location: A. titanum is on display as growing or flowering plants in the wet tropics zone, Princess of Wales Conservatory, but most of the other species are in behind-the-scenes nurseries
Open: see website or ring 020-8332 5655
Website: www.kew.org

ASTROLOBA 
(Xanthorrhoeaceae)

Best time of year to view: March to November
Holder: Daniel Jackson (Ottershaw Cacti)
Location: 78 Bousley Rise, Ottershaw, Surrey  KT16 0LB, where nine large professional greenhouses are home to the National Collections of Haworthia, Gasteria, and Astroloba, as well as many other rarely seen cacti and succulents. 
Open: by appointment only
Telephone: 01932 872667


CALLUNA (Ericaceae)
Common name: heather
Best time of year to view: late July to November
Holder: RHS Garden Wisley
How many: 548 cultivars
Location: Howard’s Field
Open: see website or ring 0845 260 9000
Website: www.rhs.org.uk


CORNUS FLORIDA CULTIVARS
(Cornaceae)
Common name: flowering dogwood
Best time of year to view: spring or autumn for leaf colour
Holder: Contact National Office for information
How many: 32 cultivars
Location: Contact National Office for information
Open: Contact National Office for information
Website: www.nccpg.com


DABOECIA (Ericaceae)
Common name: Irish heather
Best time of year to view:
late June to October
Holder: RHS Garden Wisley
How many: 42 cultivars
Location: Howard’s Field
Open: see website or ring 0845 260 9000
Website: www.rhs.org.uk

ENCEPHALARTOS (Zamiaceae)
Common name: cycad
Best time of the year to view: all year
Holder: RBG Kew
How many: 35 species
Location: Palm House, Temperate House, Princess of Wales Conservatory, and others in behind-the-scenes nurseries
Open: see website or ring 020-8332 5655
Website: www.kew.org

 
EPIMEDIUM (Berberidaceae)
Common name: epimedium
Best time of the year to view: March to April for flowers, much longer for leaves
Holder: RHS Garden Wisley
How many: 212 species and cultivars
Location: wild garden and rock garden
Open: see website or ring 0845 260 9000
Website: www.rhs.org.uk

 

ERICA (Ericaceae)
Common name: heather
Best time of the year to view: July to November
Holder: RHS Garden Wisley
How many: 502 species and cultivars
Location: Howard’s Field
Open: see website or ring 0845 260 9000
Website: www.rhs.org.uk

GASTERIA (Xanthorrhoeaceae)

Best time of year to view: March to November
Holder: Daniel Jackson (Ottershaw Cacti)
Location: Bousley Rise, Ottershaw, Surrey.  KT16 0LB, where nine large professional greenhouses are home to the national collections of Haworthia, Gasteria, and Astroloba, as well as many other rarely seen cacti and succulents.
Telephone: 01932 872667
Open: by appointment only


HAWORTHIA (Xanthorrhoeaceae)

Best time of year to view: March to November
Holder: Daniel Jackson (Ottershaw Cacti)
Location: Bousley Rise, Ottershaw, Surrey.  KT16 0LB, where nine large professional greenhouses are home to the national collections of Haworthia, Gasteria, and Astroloba, as well as many other rarely seen cacti and succulents.
Telephone: 01932 872667
Open: by appointment only

 

HELICONIA (Heliconiaceae)
Common name: false bird of paradise; lobster claws
Best time of the year to view: summer
Holder: RBG Kew
How many: 11
Location: Palm House, Princess of Wales Conservatory and behind-the-scenes nurseries
Open: see website or ring 020-8332 5655
Website: www.kew.org

 

HELIOTROPIUM (Boraginaceae)
Common name: heliotrope
Best time of the year to view: summer
Holder: Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court
How many: 2 species; 24 cultivars
Location: behind the scenes and in bedding schemes around the palace
Open: by appointment; no charge
E-mail: martin.einchcomb@hrp.org.uk



IRIS SUBGENUS SCORPIRIS (Iridaceae)
Common name: Juno iris
Best time of the year to view: February to April
Holder: RBG Kew
How many: 79
Location: pot-grown collection in the alpine nursery and alpine house and some planted out on the rock garden
Open: see website or ring 020-8332 5655
Website: www.kew.org

 

JOHN BARTRAM HERITAGE COLLECTION OF NORTH AMERICAN TREES AND SHRUBS
Best time of the year to view: early May to early July and autumn
Holder: Painshill Park Trust, Cobham
How many: 104
Location: throughout the park but many in the Serpentine Lawn on the Chinese Bridge Peninsula
Open: see website or 01932 868 113 and 01932 584 286
Website: www.painshill.co.uk

 

KALMIA LATIFOLIA (Ericaceae)
Common name: mountain laurel
Best time of the year to visit: June
Holder: Contact National Office for information
How many: 38
Location: Contact National Office for information
Open: Contact National Office for information
Website: www.nccpg.com


 LANTANA (Verbenaceae)
Common name: lantana
Best time of the year to view: between June and September, Privy Garden
Holder: Hampton Court Palace
How many:
Location: Privy Garden, Hampton Court Palace
Open: see website or ring 0844 482 7777
Website: www.hrp/org.uk and see examples on http://plantheritage.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/is-there-a-collection-of/
E-mail: martin.einchcomb@hrp.org.uk

 

MAXILLARIA SPECIES (Orchidaceae)
Common name: Maxillaria orchids
Best time of the year to view: all year round
Holder: Dr Michael McIllmurray
How many: 230 species
Location: small greenhouse; max two visitors at a time; the floor can be slippery
Open: by appointment
E-mail: michael.mcillmurray@btinternet.com

 

MUSA (Musaceae)
Common name: banana
Holder: RBG Kew
How many: 29 species
Location: Palm House, Temperate House, Princess of Wales Conservatory and behind-the-scenes nurseries
Open: see website or ring 020-8332 5655
Website: www.kew.org
Best time of the year to visit: spring to autumn


 POPULUS (Salicaceae)
Common name: poplar
Best time of the year to view: spring and summer
Holder: Forest Research, Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham
How many: 369 species and cultivars
Location: arranged by section in four fields and a varietal stool bed maintained at a nearby nursery
Open: by appointment
Website: www.forestry.gov.uk
E-mail: richard.jinks@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

 

PRIMULA AURICULA HORT (DOUBLES) (Primulaceae)
Common name: auricula
Best time of the year to view: spring
Holder: W&S Lockyer Nursery, Purley
How many: 125
Location: at the nursery, 39 Mitchley Avenue, Riddlesdown, Purley, CR8 1BZ
Open: by appointment
Phone number: 020-8660 1336

 

QUEEN MARY II EXOTICKS COLLECTION
Holder: Hampton Court Palace
Best time of the year to visit: June to September
Location: Orangery Garden
Open: 10am to 6pm in the summer, for further information see website or ring 0844 482 7777
Website: www.hrp.org.uk

 

RHEUM (CULINARY) (Polygonaceae)
Common name: rhubarb
Best time of the year to view: summer
Holder: RHS Garden Wisley
How many: 175 species and cultivars
Location: Portsmouth Field (all labelled so may be viewed at any time when garden open)
Open: see website or ring 0845 260 9000
Website: www.rhs.org.uk

 

RIBES RUBRUM (Grossulariaceae)
Common name: red and white currants
Best time of the year to visit: mid-summer
Holder: RHS Garden Wisley
How many: 132 cultivars
Location: fruit nursery
Open: see website or ring 0845 260 9000
Website: www.rhs.org.uk

 

RIBES UVA-CRISPA (Grossulariaceae)
Common name: gooseberry
Best time of the year to visit: mid-summer
Holder: RHS Garden Wisley
How many: 333 cultivars
Location: Fruit nursery
Open: see website or ring 0845 260 9000
Website: www.rhs.org.uk

 

TRACHYCARPUS (Arecaceae)
Common name: palm
Best time of the year to visit: all year
Holder: The Palm Centre, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond
How many: 9
Location: at the nursery
Open: see website
Website: www.palmcentre.co.uk

 

TULIPA SPECIES (Liliaceae)
Common name: tulip
Best time of the year to view: March and April
Holder: RBG Kew
How many: 102
Location: pot-grown collections in the alpine nursery and alpine house
Open: see website or ring 020-8332 5655
Website: www.kew.org

 
WISTERIA (Fabaceae)
Common name: wisteria
Best time of the year to view: May to June
Holder: Plant Heritage Surrey Group
How many: 56
Location: private house, large garden setting
Open: by appointment
E-mail: surreyph@gmail.com

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