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The Plant Guardian collection is now online

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we have been able to publish a new page to our website which will allow anyone to search for plants in our Plant Guardian scheme.

Our members are custodians of thousands of rare and unusual plants. To conserve these plants it’s essential that we keep them growing in gardens, so all of our plant guardians are doing vital work. If a plant has very limited, or no commercial availability, it relies on being grown in gardens for its survival.

By having them recorded at a known location, we can ensure that none slip through the gaps and are lost to horticulture. For conservation purposes, we also encourage rare plants to be duplicated at a few known locations as an insurance against loss.

We will be adding plants as we get photos and descriptions written (if you would like to volunteer and help us with this task – please get in touch!)

This work was made possible through National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery players.