Plant Guardians

Become a Plant Guardian and help save threatened plants...

Our Plant Guardian Scheme allows people across the UK to become actively involved in conservation of cultivated plants from their own back garden, greenhouse, allotment or windowsill.

If you have a rare or threatened plant you can register as a Plant Guardian.  This means we assess whether your plant is rare in cultivation. If the plant is rare, we list the name of the plant on our website, so people searching for it know that it is being kept safe by one of our members. Even if you don't think the plant you are growing is rare, it could be an unfashionable variety that has disappeared from the trade, or be at risk in its natural habitat.

By propagating and sharing your plant, we hope that it will eventually no longer be classified as threatened, and will be safe for future generations so please join in.

Find a rare plant

Register your plant

How do I know my

plant is rare?


Plant Guardians

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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