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About TPP Kalani

Dr Kalani Seymour, Threatened Plants Project Coordinator, Plant Heritage (NCCPG)

Reading at Reading

Thank you MSc Plant Diversity at Reading, Global Plant Biodiversity and Conservation module, for giving UK & Irish threatened garden cultivars a hearing on Friday. These snaps are from our late morning session, investigating Fuchsia cultivars threatened in cultivation – … Continue reading

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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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Woo hoo for Wisley

As The Onion might headline it, ‘Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship garden grows more plants than other gardens’. The truth is that RHS Garden, Wisley has by far and away the most variety for anyone to see – not just the … Continue reading

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Changing times

It’s been a great year for the TPP, with your help – every Plant Heritage member and every volunteer. We are going to continue the good work (keep those listings coming), but I will be on maternity leave until next … Continue reading

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Plumpton helps out

As the Threatened Plants Project lists and looks for all the rare cultivars in the land, we are so grateful to all the volunteers who are helping. Plant Heritage members in 17 Groups are now listing tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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Bonnie Scotland – land of the bergenia, begonia and Botanics

Plant Heritage covers an extensive geographical area, and the 58 Scottish Collections particularly are spread over a huge country, so that even within a “local” Group one can travel for three hours to see a Collection. While England was having … Continue reading

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Held in Trust

Dipping down to deepest Devon for the day, I was proud to represent Plant Heritage at the official opening of the National Trust’s new Plant Conservation Centre, a hospital, nursery, bank, research and education provider – as we were told … Continue reading

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