Local Group

Primula 'Captain Blood'

North East

Plant Heritage North East (PHNE)  is a friendly, sociable horticultural group, where you will find a wealth of knowledge about garden plants of all kinds. Our group normally hosts monthly talks in Ponteland and has a varied programme of events and visits throughout the year, but of course this has had to be abandoned during 2020-21, though we are managing to maintain a series of Zoom talks (see Events).

Events normally include a Members' Plant Sale, a Plant Fair to which we invite an additional range of local nurseries, trips to gardens and nurseries, and an annual garden party.

We also run an active Plant Propagation Group and our members participate  in the Annual Plant Exchange.

Plant Heritage had to cancel the 2020 Annual General Meeting which was to have been hosted by the North East Group in Durham. The 2021 AGM was a virtual meeting with speakers - well-organised, interesting and informative, but we wish we could have welcomed everyone to Durham.

   Newsletters and Bulletins

We normally publish one printed Journal and one electronic Journal each year, though currently both Spring and Autumn journals are electronic as Covid limitations have considerably reduced our income. 

Our collections

See the National Plant Collections in our area.

View Collections

Contact Group


Chair & Plant Exchange Coordinator
Roz Cooper
01207 529163 Email
Vice Chair and Journal Editor
Bryan Stanley
Alan Briggs
Isobel Shaw
Memberhip Secretary
Pat Skews
Collections Coordinator
Prof Faith Williams
Journal Editor
Suzanne Stanley

Howard Leslie

Conserving the diversity of garden plants

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