A Cornucopia of Collections

National Plant Collections of Aster novi-belgii, Chrysanthemum, Delphinium, Phlox, Primula auricula and Solenostemon are to be found at Temple Newsam Estate on the outskirts of Leeds, managed by Leeds City Council.  Five more collections (Deutzia, Hemerocallis, Hosta, Philadelphus and Syringa) are held at Farley Hall so from Spring through to late Autumn there is a collection worth …

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Friends day

Friends and Life Members of Plant Heritage met with Joanna Jones and me, Gillian, at Newby Hall last week.  We were the guests of Richard, son of our late President Robin Compton and enjoyed a guided walk around the beautiful gardens, lunch and a fascinating tour of Newby Hall itself.  Despite the forecast and the rain …

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