North West Group

North West

Welcome to the North West Group. Our area covers Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. We support 22 national collections.

Throughout the year we have a series of workshops, talks, visits to collections, and trips to interesting gardens. We also have plant stalls at a range of events. This year we are hosting workshops on Demeter plant recording software, on the Threatened Plants Project, and on clematis cultivation  and propagation. 

Members receive twice-yearly copies of the Plant Heritage magazine from the National Office and our own local Newsletters. Members can also participate in the Plant Exchange scheme, which offers plants rarely - if ever - found in nurseries.

We welcome new members of all age groups and levels of experience who are interested in supporting the conservation of gardens and garden plants. Why not come along to one of our events and find out more?

he image is new Clematis 'Jean Caldwell' bred by Richard Hodson and named for our immediate past NW chairman.

Anuual membership

Plant Conservation Officer vacancy

We are seeking a Plant Conservation Officer to support our conservation programmes: National Plant Collections, Plant Guardians,Threatened Plants Programme; with responsibility for plant records and data.


2019 National AGM & Members' Weekend

Join us for our National Members' Weekend and AGM on 3-5 May 2019, taking place in the leafy county of Sussex, with visits to see the extensive plantings at Borde Hill gardens, or to the recently restored Leonardslee gardens.

Leonardslee Gardens

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

Ray Lakeland (Secretary)
0775 968 1109

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