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National Plant Collections ®

We are the custodian of no fewer than nine National Plant Collections® registered with Plant Heritage (formerly The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens). These collections were amongst the earliest to be designated in 1981 and the Botanic Garden remains one of the largest collection holders in this scheme.

The National Collections range from spring jewels like the species tulips and fritillaries to unusual shrubs, like the Shrubby Lonicera. Many of our National Collections have developed out of research work undertaken here and are rich in wild-sourced material.
Please follow the link below left for more information on Plant Heritage
and the local Cambridgeshire group, including their current programme of
talks and events.