Cambridgeshire Group


Welcome to the Cambridgeshire Group’s pages. The Group has been in existence since 1983. Dr Max Walters, who was involved in setting up NCCPG (now Plant Heritage), presided at our inaugural meeting in March of that year.  At our first full meeting three months later members were given a chance to see behind the scenes at Cambridge University Botanic Garden.


We maintained close contact with the Garden over the years and until autumn 2008 held our meetings there. Then rebuilding work prompted us to move to Scotsdale’s Garden Centre at Great Shelford. (for directions go to 


We have a varied programme of meetings, usually with outside speakers.  Most are free to Plant Heritage members, £3 to non-members.

In addition we have at least one outing each summer and hold one or two plant sales each year.  You’ll find us a friendly group whose members range widely in depth of plant knowledge and range of skills and specialisations.


Members of our Group hold 14 National Collections, with genera almost spanning the alphabet (Alchemilla to Yucca).  Nine of these are at Cambridge Botanic Garden, one is at Wimpole Hall (National Trust) and the others are in private hands.


The Cambridgeshire Group is currently seeking expressions of interest for a Chair, to lead and guide the committee and members, supporting the charity's mission. Expressions of interest should be sent to the Group Secretary and for an informal conversation, please contact the current Chair.

For more information about the Group please get in touch with the Group contacts (see button on left).

Anuual membership

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

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

World Botanic seed packs

Key Contacts

Mrs Jane Huck (Chairman)

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