Local Group

Lathyrus odoratus 'Senator'

Welcome to our Group Page. We are an enthusiastic group of people who are passionate about plants.  We support the 24 National Plant Collections in Sussex, including the group's own dispersed collection of Narcissus cultivars introduced by Noel Burr

Read on to find out more.


Members of the Sussex Group participate in the Plant Guardian Scheme and the Annual Plant Exchange, sharing and receiving interesting and rare plants.

We hold an Annual Lecture on a topic of horticultural interest and our members help with Plant Heritage's displays at the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival.


The group publishes it's own newsletter, with many interesting contributions - you can read the Autumn 2023 edition here.

We like to support our local independent Sussex nurseries - view local Sussex nurseries.

We are always keen to welcome new members to the group - please do get in touch with our Membership Secretary (details below).

Our Events

Upcoming Events in Sussex

Our collections

View Collections


Chairman (Joint)
Andrew Gaunt
Chairman (Joint) & Secretary
Madeleine Ward
01444 242511 Email
Membership Secretary
Jenny Stewart
Peter Ward
Collections Coordinator
Dr Gary Firth
Plant Exchange
Steve Law
Sussex Journal Editor
Clare Hogan
Publicity & Social Media
Philip Eastell
07749278992 Email

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