Monthly Archives: July 2014

First Threatened list!

We are very excited to publish our first A-Z draft list of Threatened plants. We are now looking to gather information on every cultivar listed, to determine its Plant Heritage Value – is it worth conserving? And meanwhile, keep growing … Continue reading

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Measuring the marigolds

Bristol Zoo hold our first dispersed National Plant Collection which they brought this year to Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Each flower on the map represents a community group or school which has contributed to the Collection of Calendula.  There … Continue reading

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Harry’s Hillier Garden

From a pile of earth to a 50s garden in three days. Harry used Hillier introductions and popular plants sold by Hilliers to recreate Sir Harold Hillier’s garden. The layout and some of the planting is fairly traditional updated with some modern combinations … Continue reading

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A French invitation

Before Hampton Court week kicks off, here’s a belated blog post about France’s biggest plant fair, the Journées des Plantes de Courson. A little over a month ago now, Mercy and I were kindly invited by Plant Heritage’s French counterpart … Continue reading

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Harry’s Castle

Like any young man worth his salt a pile of ‘sand’ needs to be climbed. But Harry Baldwin, a 22 year old trainee on placement with the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, is not planning to build a castle and surround it … Continue reading

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Antony II

If you take the ‘low road’ when leaving Cornwall via Plymouth and use the Torpoint Ferry instead of the Tamar Bridge, then you can’t fail to pass Antony, ancestral home of the Carew Poles and donated to the National Trust … Continue reading

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