Start a Collection

Are you interested in a particular genus or group of plants? Would you like to contribute to preserving the diversity of garden plants in the UK for future generations?
You too could become a National Collection Holder.

1) Fill in a simple Proposal form and send it back to Plant Heritage. At this stage you do not need to have a large collection of plants. Do have a look at our detailed Information sheet.

2) Get in touch with your local coordinator who will be able to help you through the process, or with our friendly Conservation team.

3) The Proposal is passed on to our Plant Conservation Committee who will provide advice, direction and contacts.

4) Once the collection is ready you will be able to fill an Application form, which gives a full picture of the collection: types of labels and records, local climate, facilities, contacts with other growers, research undertaken, etc.

5) Your local coordinator will visit and review your collection so that it can be presented a second time to the Plant Conservation Committee, who will decide to award you National Collection status.

National Plant Collection(s)® is a Registered Trade Mark of Plant Heritage


Anuual membership

Conservation Manager vacancy

We are looking for a Conservation Manager to plan, coordinate and monitor the Plant Heritage conservation programmes including the National Plant Collections scheme, Threatened Plant Project and Plant Guardians. See About Us, Current Vacancies


Buy Plant Heritage charity Christmas cards here

You can now buy charity Christmas cards in support of Plant Heritage at our online shop or using our downloadable form

Sorbus Christmas card

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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