A TALK BY
The world’s leading garden plant conservation charity, bringing together the talents of botanists, horticulturalists and conservationists and the dedication of keen amateur and professional gardeners.
Through the National Plant Collections and the Threatened Plants Project, we encourage the conservation of cultivated plants in the British Isles.
Our main conservation vehicle is the Plant Heritage National Plant Collection scheme where individuals or organisations undertake to document, develop and preserve a comprehensive collection of one group of plants in trust for the future. Most of the collections are based around a related group, for example a collection of oaks or daffodils. This allows the scheme to develop systematic coverage of cultivated plants in the United Kingdom.
Our speaker on Wednesday 1 April is Jude Lawton from West Malling in Kent,
a retired landscape gardener, now an avid grower of both ornamentals and vegetables.
She is Chair of the Kent group of Plant Heritage and a member of the British Pteridological Society where she serves on the Education Sub committee and is working towards a National Collection of xeric ferns.