Local Group

Clematis Koreana 'Purple Rain'


We have a varied programme of events each year including plant sales, lectures, garden visits and our Annual Nerine Festival and the group is active with a number of horticultural projects.



The Guernsey group has several ongoing projects including:

  • The Guernsey Nerine Collection – the island is the home of the Guernsey Lily – Nerine sarniensis.
  • Period Clematis planted in Candie Gardens and some 100 varieties of the most vulnerable cultivars kept in the Plant Heritage Guernsey glasshouse.
  • A small collection of Caparne Irises, based on William John Caparne's "Intermediate Bearded Irises" introduced to Guernsey between 1898 and 1904.
  • We have also recorded the location and varieties of Camellias planted in Candie, Saumarez Park, and in the grounds of Sausmarez Manor – all open to the public.

To find out more about us, read on, or see our local website.

Our collections

See the National Plant Collections in our area.

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Contact Group


David Fermont
01481 241460 Email
Vice Chairman
Nick Colmer
01481 265680 Email
Rose Rankilor
01481 255537 Email
Collections Coordinator (Channel Islands)
Jennifer Seth Smith
01481 236811 Email
Jill Bishop
01481 723271 Email

Conserving the diversity of garden plants

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