Author Archives: Sophie

Narcissus Workshop in Suffolk

Our Suffolk Group held a very successful Daffodil Study Day on April 2nd at the home of Collection Holders Jim Marshall and Sarah Cook. Here’s a little summary of the day (reproduced from the group website). There were twenty two  Plant Heritage members … Continue reading

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Autumn colours from across the Pond

Tucked between the busy M25 and A3 motorways in Surrey, Painshill Park was created in the 18th century by the Hon. Charles Hamilton, as a fine example of naturalistic landscape. Hamilton was among the first plant enthusiasts to introduce new … Continue reading

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Plants for the future workshop with the RHS

Originally posted on Michael Perry – Mr Plant Geek:
I was really excited to be invited to a special workshop at RHS Wisley, entitled ‘Plants for the Future’, which brought together plant breeders, product developers, growers, national collection holders, plant…

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Plants, animals and people

You might remember Gillian’s article earlier this year, “Measuring the Marigolds” on the Dispersed National Collection of Calendula. To celebrate the Bronze Medal awarded to the display at Hampton Court Flower Show in July, a social event was organised a month … Continue reading

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An apple for apple day…or 72 at Clumber Park

Originally posted on National Trust Press Office:
In a nod to apple day, the National Trust’s Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire is celebrating its recent National Collection ‘award’ for its apple collection, making it just one of five collections culinary apples in the…

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A family arboretum

When it comes to the horticultural industry, the main news item at the beginning of this month has been the grant of a Royal Chartership to the Institute of Horticulture. On my way to the celebratory event held at Hatfield … Continue reading

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Hostalicious

The Suffolk National Collection Holders meeting was held last week at one of the country’s largest collection of Hostas, near Stowmarket. Local collections news included a Trial of Campanula ‘Prichard’s Variety’ by NCH Sue Wooster and interesting developments on Sarah … Continue reading

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