One of the requirements of holding a National Plant Collection is to make it available for others to see.
Some collections are in gardens open to the public. With a private collection you can state a preference for visits by appointment or set an annual open day. Some collection holders combine this with opening their garden through the National Gardens Scheme, or holding a fundraising event with plant sales or a talk on their specialist collection.
You can publicise your open day(s) in the print Directory, published annually in March, and here on the Plant Heritage website. We will also share on our social media sites. If you post on social media, please use the hashtags #PlantHeritage #NationalPlantCollections #PlantDiversity or #PlantConservation. For help publicising the day locally contact your local group or coordinator. Another great place to advertise is on local notice boards, local magazines and radio stations.
As a collection holders you have insurance with us relating to opening your collection to the public.
National Collection Holders are covered under third party insurance arranged with NFU Mutual.
For more information on Plant Heritage Insurance guidelines please contact us.