Local Group

Clematis Koreana 'Purple Rain'

Ayrshire & Arran

Our Group is one of four Plant Heritage Groups in Scotland. The area has an impressive number of National Plant Collections® - thirteen in all, from Abies to Trillium. An annual Plant Sale is held each year in a private garden and members are encouraged to bring plants from their gardens for sale.

Members meet regularly in The Alloway Church Hall, Ayr to enjoy a programme of talks and lectures on gardening, conservation and our collections. These meetings are free to members except for our special guest lecture when a well known horticulturist addresses the Group.  This lecture is normally held in the Alloway Village Hall (not the Church Hall)

Study and craft days take place as well as visits to gardens. In addition members receive twice yearly copies of The Journal from the central office and our own local newsletter. There are opportunities to participate in the Plant Exchange scheme which offers plants rarely, if ever found in nurseries.

Our collections

See the National Plant Collections in our area.

View Collections

Contact Group


Helen Hepburn
01292 441743 Email
Jean Dickie
01292 441430 Email

Conserving the diversity of garden plants

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