Plant Guardians

The Plant Guardians scheme records plants conserved by members, that are assessed as Threatened by the Threatened Plants Project or the IUCN, in small numbers in their gardens.

These plants are listed on our website, if you are interested in obtaining material of a particular plant, please contact our office to be given the contact details of the Plant Guardian in question. There is no obligation for the Plant Guardian to supply plant material.

Become a Plant Guardian

To be a Plant Guardian you need to be a member of Plant Heritage. If  you are not already a member, please join HERE.

If you are a member click to register as a Plant Guardian.

Before registering your Threatened Plants

Before registering your threatened plant, you need to check

a) that you know the correct name of your plant

b) that it is rare enough to register

(A quick way of checking it is rare enough is to see whether it has 2 or fewer entries in the current RHS Plant Finder.)

Once your form is received, it will be checked to make sure that it is Threatened.

To find out more about this, have a look on our information sheet.(MS Word download)


Register your Threatened Plants

Once you have your Plant Guardian number and have checked your plant's threatened status, you can start registering your plants HERE!
Anuual membership

Vacancy - Threatened Plants Project Manager

We are recruiting maternity cover for a Threatened Plants Project Manager - click below for further details and application information

Member Offer - Newby Hall Entry

2 for 1 entry to the gardens during April, May & September to Plant Heritage members who show their card at the Kiosk.

Member Discount on European Connoisseurs Travel

ECT offer our members discounts on every selected Plant Heritage tour they book and for every group booking a donation is made to Plant Heritage.

Threatened Plants Appeal

"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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