Some of the ‘Gems of the Scheme’… plans for PH marquee at HCPFS 2013

Images taken during a recent visit to Leeds City Council Parks and Gardens – holders of 11 National Collections. We were all stunned by the Solenostemon (Coleus) Collection in their greenhouses – in particular the Solenostemon ‘Kiwi Fern’ caught our eye.  The gardeners Dean, Mark and Thomas gave us a tour around the gardens and the …

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A Cornucopia of Collections

National Plant Collections of Aster novi-belgii, Chrysanthemum, Delphinium, Phlox, Primula auricula and Solenostemon are to be found at Temple Newsam Estate on the outskirts of Leeds, managed by Leeds City Council.  Five more collections (Deutzia, Hemerocallis, Hosta, Philadelphus and Syringa) are held at Farley Hall so from Spring through to late Autumn there is a collection worth …

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