Philip Oostenbrink

Philip is Head Gardener at Canterbury Cathedral where he holds the National Plant Collection of Hakonechloa macra and cvs. He is also National Plant Collections Coordinator for the Kent branch of Plant Heritage.

"I joined Plant Heritage a few years ago because I was thinking of starting a National Plant Collection, which was something I always wanted to have.

Plant Heritage is an organisation very close to my heart. I am a self-confessed plantaholic and it is nice to be with a group of people who are passionate about plants too! The journal that you receive twice a year is brilliant as it really focuses on specific plants.

I got my collection status in 2014 and since then I have had stands in the Plant Heritage section at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (another thing I had always wanted to do), and I became Collections Coordinator and Vice Chairman for the Kent group this year. Being Collections Coordinator is great fun. Each collector is so fond of the plant they collect, so you can geek out together without anyone thinking it is odd! It is also very nice to provide the help (that I once needed myself) to new potential Collection Holders." 
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"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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