Plant Heritage Threatened Plant of the Year 2024, showcased at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
The winner of the Threatened Plant of the Year’ competition 2024 will be announced at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival from 2-7 July 2024.
Past winners have included a rare camellia, growing in a back garden in Edinburgh, a peony bred by the renowned nursery Kelways, and a dwarf Clematis montana, selected from a plant collected in China over 100 years ago.
The entry criteria: Do you have an unusual, rare or special cultivar that is not currently available commercially? It must be a named cultivar that has been grown or sold in the UK or Ireland prior to 2014. Full details of the competition here
Who could enter: Anyone (you do not have to be a Plant Heritage member) can enter up to 5 different cultivars.
Closing date: Sun 19th May 2024
How to enter: Entry forms for 2024 - see below
You can enter up to five plants using the form below. The criteria are:
- It should be a named cultivar, such as Aspidistra 'Irish Mist' or Begonia 'Patricia Furness'
- The cultivar should have existed for at least 10 years: either grown in a garden, or available from nurseries before 2014
- It should not be available regularly for sale
Please let us know as much information about the plants as you can. This could include it's history, where you got it, any association with people or places, and what makes it special. If you have a photo, please add that too.