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What is a National Plant Collection®?

Plant Heritage's (NCCPG's) mission is to conserve, grow, propagate, document and make available the amazing resource of cultivated plants that exists in the UK. The reason we feel this is important is covered on the Why Conserve Plants? page.

Our main conservation vehicle is the Plant Heritage National Plant Collection® scheme where individuals or organisations undertake to document, develop and preserve a comprehensive collection of one group of plants in trust for the future. Most of the collections are based around a related group, for example a collection of oaks or daffodils. This allows the scheme to develop systematic coverage of cultivated plants in the United Kingdom.

Open Days
All Collections are required to be open to the public at some time, but some have restricted access. Listings of Open Days appear in the National Collections Directory, and under the events section of the website.

Anuual membership

Swiss Alpine Tour £300 discount for our Members

Created exclusively for Plant Heritage by ECT Travel – a tour in the Swiss Alps with breath-taking scenery, warm Swiss hospitality and extraordinary Alpine flora. For every group booking a donation is made to Plant Heritage.

Donate and support Plant Heritage

"By supporting the Threatened Plants Appeal, you will be instrumental in not only safeguarding it, but also ensuring that our work carries on." Alan Titchmarsh

Johnsons Seeds raising money for Plant Conservation

Johnsons Seeds will donate 25p to Plant Heritage from all sales of 'Pink Pearl' - from its new World Botanic Seed Range

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