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.
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, by taking out a membership for only £36 a year.
Plant Heritage at Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020
New video from Plant Heritage exhibited at RHS Virtual Chelsea Flower Show
Tune in to see some of the 650 National Plant Collections, and discover how you could help save the UK’s garden plants
Did you know that a National Plant Collection home to 4-5,000 cacti from South America can be admired in Aberdeenshire, or that noted physiologist Sir Michael Foster’s historic collection of irises, kept by his great, great granddaughter can be seen in Suffolk? Or, that you can see over 50 types of eucalyptus tree in Kent?
National Plant Collections offering mail order
National Collection Holders conserve rare cultivars within their collections. You can purchase unique and unusual plants from those that offer mail order, plus get expert advice from them all. See 'find out more' for those offering mail order but please check their websites first as some may not be able to offer mail order currently.
Threatened Plant of the Year 2020!
Entries are now open for our new Threatened Plant of the Year competition.
Do you have an unusual plant to enter? We would love to hear all about it.