Garden Lovers Treated To Rare Glimpse Of Worcestershire National Plant Collections

Plant Heritage is treating garden lovers in Worcestershire to an opportunity to visit a unique garden, home to the National Plant Collections of Geranium and Erigeron, based at Callow End in Worcestershire.

The Collections, owned by Dr Margaret Stone, will open on Sunday 15th June from 2pm to 5pm at Brockamin, Old Hills, Callow End, Worcestershire WR2 4TQ. Refreshments will be available, and plants from Dr Stone’s stunning garden will be on sale. Entrance is £3 with proceeds being donated to Plant Heritage. 


Geranium is a species of hardy flowering plants in the Geraniaceaefamily and is native to Europe. The flowers from this herbaceous perennial produce a dye which was used in ancient Europe to dye war cloaks, believing it would protect fighters in battle.
Speaking before the Open day Plant Heritage President, Alan Titchmarsh, said: “This initiative is a fantastic opportunity for garden lovers in Worcestershireto discover some of the beautiful and diverse plants held in their local National Collections.
“Plant conservation is as much about passing on the knowledge as it is about growing the plant. This is the first time the Collections will be opening solely in support of the charity.” he added.
Margaret will be on hand to answer queries throughout the afternoon, so whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned plantsman, visitors will be able to take away some valuable advice.
The National Plant Collections Scheme is the flagship of Plant Heritage and is the prime mechanism for ensuring the survival of cultivated plant species and cultivars. The Holders are volunteers, be that private individuals working in their back garden or Head Gardeners on a large estate. They are all passionate about their plants and keen to share their knowledge.
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