Who We Work With


We work with a number of organisations to accredit the National Plant Collections and are grateful for their support


The Royal Horticultural Society

is a UK charity established to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. Thousands of members of the general public enjoy RHS gardens and shows each year. The RHS supports Plant Heritage at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.

The National Trust

Is a charity founded in 1895 to conserve the nation’s heritage and open spaces for everyone to enjoy. The Trust owns and cares for over 200 gardens and parks. Working in association with Plant Heritage, The Trust conserves one of the world’s largest and most valuable collections of cultivated plants.

National Trust for Scotland

Is a an independent charity set up in 1931 for the preservation and conservation of natural and human heritage that is significant to Scotland and the world. It is responsible  for conserving and promoting the nation's treasured heritage so that it can be enjoyed by present and  future generations,including 190,000 acres of  countryside, and 35 gardens nurturing 13,500 plant varieties. 

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Explore the world’s most famous garden and London’s  largest UNESCO World Heritage Site. See our magnificent tropical glasshouses and discover 132 hectares of stunning  landscaped gardens. Climb a  treetop walkway, view  collections of botanical art  and learn about 250 years of science and history at Kew Gardens.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)

Is a leading international research organisation, delivering  Knowledge, education and plant conservation action around the world. In Scotland, its four gardens at Edinburgh, Benmore, Dawyck and Logan attract nearly a million visitors each year. Its mission is to 'explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future.'

The Irish Garden Plant Society

Formed in 1981,  has taken a lead in researching, finding and propagating Irish heritage plants to ensure their survival. We actively promote Irish horticulture through garden restoration projects, exhibitions and joint ventures with other leading gardening groups and organisations. Always seeking to educate, our enthusiastic members enjoy regular talks, newsletters, workshops, plant sales and garden visits.

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture

is open to anyone within the horticultural industry, from those   at the beginning of their education or career to those well-established in their field. With over sixteen categories of professional in membership, we represent a huge range of sectors and disciplines.

Horticultural Trades Association

Is the trade association for the UK garden industry. It helps its members to flourish by representing, promoting and developing the garden industry through their key values: collaboration, innovation, influence and integrity.

Plant Network

PlantNetwork supports and promotes the use of gardens and other plant collections for conservation, education and enjoyment. We encourage networking between gardens and their staff, provide training to enable staff to better manage plant collections.'



eg: plant genus, common name, county, collection holder name.