National Collections and Threatened Plants work recognised in new government report

“Plant Heritage’s National Plant Collections contain, among other internationally significant socio-economically and culturally valuable resource, 2,395 taxa in seven Annex 1 genera across 14 locations (Plant Heritage 2018). In the past year these increased by 512 taxa at three locations newly registered within the scheme. Unpublished data (2011-2018) held within Plant Heritage’s Threatened Plants Project (Seymour 2012) …

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in the MSc lab

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 – starting with Reading Herbarium specimens, of course. Hello @RNGherb ! And what were we reading? …

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Treasure room

In the past weeks you have been invited to discover the wonderful gardens of Norfolk, such as the private garden of the Bishop of Norwich, The Harralds, Bressingham, The National Collection of Fuchsia introduced by James Lye and East Ruston Old Vicarage. Last but not least in this series of posts about the AGM weekend, I have to talk about the …

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