The National Collection of Alchemilla is held at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
This national collection arose out of the research work of Dr S Max Walters, Director of the Garden from 1973-83, who was acknowledged as a world expert on the genus. Amongst his many interests, he was a keen gardener and the correct classification and identification of garden plants became a passion. He was particularly curious to know why Alchemilla mollis was so popular when there were others such as Alchemilla speciosa which grew better, suffered less mildew and were just as attractive. His work focused on the European and Caucasian species, and the more garden-worthy ones are displayed here in the collection.

A profile of the collection can be found on their website:
Alchemillas at Cambridge

Alchemilla elisabethae
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
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