Devon Group


Welcome to Devon Group’s  pages. We are one of the largest and most active Plant Heritage groups in the UK.

We run an extensive programme of EVENTS and specialist PLANT FAIRS – these include visits to Devon’s magnificent country estates and gardens, exclusive visits to private gardens large and small, and informative talks and workshops. We also take part in the annual PLANT EXCHANGE - a practical way that our members can become involved in plant conservation.
Devon is also the home of more than 40 National Collections – from Agapanthus to Zephyranthes – of which we are justifiably proud. Some of these are held in private gardens , others in specialist nurseries or the Botanic Gardens at RHS Rosemoor, Paignton Zoo and Exeter University.

Over the coming months we will be sharing news and information with our members through these pages and also by paper and electronic communication.  If you would like to receive information by e-mail and we do not yet have your e-mail address please do message our membership secretary, Penny Walmsley,

Last but not least, Devon welcomes new members of all ages - please do feel free to contact your local Area Events Organiser by telephone or e-mail if you would like to know more about what we can offer!

To find out more about our group visit our DEVON GROUP WEBSITE.


Photo by George B Hargreaves of Magnolia campbellii 'Darjeeling'
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

Caroline Stone (Group Secretary)
01566 785706

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