Statement re Royal National Rose Collection

Plant Heritage always aims to ensure that when National Plant Collections® are withdrawn, plants are not lost, but that they are safeguarded at other sites. We work with Collection Holders to ensure that Collections can be conserved wherever possible, for example by working with another Collection Holder to build a duplicate Collection in advance of withdrawing, or making arrangements to transfer plants to another site that already has a Collection in the same genus. We also help to publicise Collections in need of new homes, on our own channels and in partner publications, calling for people with specific expertise.

The Royal National Rose Society has maintained an important reference Collection of over 2,000 species and cultivars of historic and modern roses for 20 years and we are very saddened by the news that it is in administration. We are in contact with them and will aim to ensure that a satisfactory outcome is found for the plants that form part of the Collection.
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