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Love your rose Collections on Valentine’s Day

We have 11 National Plant Collections of Rosa, spanning the UK from Edinburgh to Hampshire.  From old English roses to Scottish and Japanese roses, rambling, shrub and ancient Gallica roses – there’s a Collection to woo all lovers of the nation’s … Continue reading

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Placed, not plonked

Towering Eucalyptus trees are better than a SatNav in finding the way to Meon Orchard, home of Doug and Linda Smith and their three National Plant Collections of Antipodean rarities; Araliaceae and Podocarpus as well as the aforementioned giants. Sparsholt College is featuring … 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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Bressingham Gardens

At the AGM weekend in Norfolk, Bressingham Gardens provided a contrast to the visit to The Harralds, but proved equally fascinating, with interesting vistas throughout.  The garden was first developed by Alan Bloom (1906-2005), and opened to the public in 1962, showing … Continue reading

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Chelsea-in-France

On a dull September morning, I discovered on my desk tickets to the Autumn Edition of the Journée des Plantes in Courson – dubbed the ‘French Chelsea’. As some of you will know, my roots lie in the land of wine … Continue reading

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RHS Herbarium workshop at Wisley

The Botany and Herbarium department at RHS Wisley recently ran a Herbarium Workshop for Collection holders, hosted by Chris Whitehouse, Keeper of the Herbarium, with Barry Phillips and Mandeep Matharu. The importance of Herbarium samples as a permanent record of … Continue reading

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Showtime

National Collection Holders and volunteers came together this week with staff from Plant Heritage and the RHS to continue planning the 2013 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.  The RHS are revamping the show creating three zones so that visitors can focus … Continue reading

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