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 garden plants that exists in the UK. The reason we feel this is important is covered on the Why Conserve Plants?
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.
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.