Local Group

Cotinus 'Candy Floss'


Welcome to our Group pages.  Our meetings are held at Scotsdale Garden Centre at Great Shelford. 

Members of our Group hold 14 National Collections, with genera almost spanning the alphabet (Alchemilla to Yucca). Nine of these are at Cambridge Botanic Garden, one is at Wimpole Hall (National Trust) and the others are in private hands.

Because of Covid-19 we have cancelled indoor events during Winter and Spring 2021 but are planning some outdoor events for the summer.  We hope to resume indoor events from October 2021.

The Group has been in existence since 1983.

We have a varied programme of meetings, usually with outside speakers. Most are free to Plant Heritage members, £3 to non-members.



In addition we have at least one outing each summer and hold one or two plant sales each year. You’ll find us a friendly group whose members range widely in depth of plant knowledge and range of skills and specialisations.

Our Events

Upcoming Events in Cambridgeshire

Our collections

See the National Plant Collections in our area.

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Contact Group


Group Secretary
Mrs Elizabeth Starling
Membership Secretary
Jim Forrest

Conserving the diversity of garden plants

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