Big Give Green Match Campaign - 18-25 April 2024

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

Join us in the Big Give Green Match Fund, when donations made to Plant Heritage will be doubled. We seek to raise £5,000 in donations, so when every donation is doubled we will raise 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.

Help us save our garden plants

There’s an amazing wealth of plant diversity in our gardens which we need to protect for the future. Whether scientifically valuable, historically important or beneficial for pollinators, they’re all part of our Plant Heritage. With your help, we can save more rare and unusual plants.

Situation
We’re in a biodiversity crisis. With an estimated 400,000 different types of plants in cultivation in the UK, garden plants represent an important opportunity to maintain and increase biodiversity in our gardens. Conservation is only possible in living collections by skilled and passionate plants people and maintaining a variety of plants in our gardens helps us to be more resilient to climate change, is good for pollinators and for the local ecosystems in our own gardens too.

Solution
We ensure the garden plants we grow now will be available to future generations. We do this through the National Plant Collections – incredible living libraries of plants protecting over 95,000 plants. But through natural loss including retirement of Collection Holders, we lose up to 20 collections a year so we need to recruit more people to start new collections. We are also looking for more Plant Guardians to look after individual threatened plants in their own gardens or homes.

SAVE THE DATE: 18-25 april 

“Our horticultural heritage is rich, long and represents many years of endeavour. In a fast-changing world the conservation of our plants is ever more important, and our National Plant Collections are an invaluable resource in sharing plant knowledge and expertise.”
National Collection Holder
“I’m passionate about plants, and feel it’s important to recognise and protect our rich garden flora, and am delighted I can help in my own garden as a Plant Guardian. With increased financial support Plant Heritage can help us all conserve even more garden plants.”
- Plant Heritage Plant Guardian

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