Statement re Royal National Rose Collection

Plant Heritage always aims to ensure that when National Plant Collections® are withdrawn, plants are not lost, but that they are safeguarded at other sites. We work with Collection Holders to ensure that Collections can be conserved wherever possible, for example by working with another Collection Holder to build a duplicate Collection in advance of withdrawing, or making arrangements to transfer plants to another site that already has a Collection in the same genus. We also help to publicise Collections in need of new homes, on our own channels and in partner publications, calling for people with specific expertise.

The Royal National Rose Society has maintained an important reference Collection of over 2,000 species and cultivars of historic and modern roses for 20 years and we are very saddened by the news that it is in administration. We are in contact with them and will aim to ensure that a satisfactory outcome is found for the plants that form part of the Collection.
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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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