Plant Heritage to merge with Floral Marquee at RHS show

For the first time, the Plant Heritage Marquee will be merging with the Floral Marquee at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, held on 5 to 10 July 2016.

Sarah Quarterman, chief executive officer at Plant Heritage, said: ?We?re delighted that moving to the Floral Marquee will mean that we are bringing together displays of National Plant Collections in one place to be able to increase exposure of the work of the collection holders, whether private individuals, gardens or regular Floral Marque exhibitors.

?Collection holders work incredibly hard every year to produce wonderful displays highlighting some particularly rare and unusual cultivars and educating visitors on the importance of the conservation of cultivated plants.?

Exhibiting for Plant Heritage will be:

  • Two National Plant Collections of Iris: Anne Milner?s collection of Iris (introductions by Arthur J Bliss) and Sarah Cook?s collection of Iris (Sir Cedric Morris introductions)
  • Linda Heywood?s new National Plant Collection of Echium spp. & cvs. From the Macaronesian Islands
  • Philip Oostenbrink?s National Plant Collection of Hakonechloa macra & cvs.
  • Kristopher Harper?s National Plant Collection of Fuchsia cvs. (introduced by James Lye)
  • Jonathan Hogarth?s National Plant Collection of Hosta
  • Paul Harris? National Plant Collection of Hemerocallis with the RHS AGM
  • Barry Clarke?s National Plant Collection of Rubus spp.
  • Dr Gary & Maria Firth?s National Plant Collection of Myrtaceae
  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens ? specific collections to be confirmed.

Plant Heritage will also have a membership stand and the ?seed shop? with rare and unusual seeds in exchange in donations.

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