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Dahlia 'Gallery Pablo' PBR

Help us save our garden plants

Donate and double your impact - by Thur 25th April 2024!

Join us in the Big Give Green Match Fund, when donations made to Plant Heritage will be doubled. We are 70% there and would greatly appreciate your donation to help us reach £5,000 in donations,  so when Big Give double the donations we will raise a total of £10,000 towards our conservation work. One donation, double the impact! Thank you.

Click here to donate Big Give Green Match Fund - Plant Heritage - Help us save our garden plants.

Why conserve cultivated plants?

When it's gone it's gone. Over decades and sometimes centuries, our nation's dedicated gardeners have bred and cared for a rich diversity of garden plants. The genetic heritage contained in these living organisms can only be preserved by active gardeners.

A nation of growers

We are a nation of gardeners so let's live up to our reputation. From public gardens to small back yards there are rare plants that need saving.

The lost garden of Britain

When production of garden plants is commercially streamlined we risk losing the most precious cultivars. Let's save these plants by growing and sharing them.

Cultural and social history

Pests, diseases and changes of fashion mean plants can simply disappear. We may help medicinal cures or disease resistance by saving garden plants.

Why does this matter?

We know and love the plants from our nation's stories, poems and paintings. Let's make sure future generations get to appreciate them as much as we do.

Plant Heritage aims to conserve the diversity of our garden plants

We are the only national charity to ensure the cultivated plants we grow now will be available to future generations for cultural, medical, culinary and aesthetic use. We do this through the National Plant Collection scheme, our Plant Guardians and our local group network, supported by our threatened plants programme and Persephone, our online plant recording system.

Support us

Help us sustain the amazing diversity of our garden plants, through the National Plant Collections, by making a donation today.

Become a member

Support our conservation work, with access to rare and unusual plants. Usually £40 a year, but join today with a special offer of 12 months for 9 (£30) - join here. Welcome to Plant Heritage.

Save the date of 18-25 April 2024 to donate and double your impact!

Help us save our garden plants. Join us in the Big Give Green Match Fund, when donations made to Plant Heritage will be doubled. Click here to donate

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