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National Collections in Cornwall2018-03-22T21:18:49+00:00

Are there any National Collections of plants in Cornwall?

There are a few “National Collections” of particular plants in Cornwall. Plant Heritage is the world’s leading garden plant conservation charity and its mission is to encourage the conservation of cultivated plants in the British Isles. Individuals or organisations aim to document, develop and preserve a comprehensive collection of one group of plants. According to the Cornwall Plant Heritage site, there are 14 National Collections in Cornwall, out of a total of around 650 in the whole of the UK.

Plant

Location of National Collection

Camellia Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Torpoint
Camellia japonica The Carew Pole Garden Trust, Antony House, Torpoint
Camellia reticulata cultivars and hybrids Tregothnan Estate, Truro
Clematis viticella cultivars Mr C.R. Pridham, Truro
Dahlia Greenyard Flowers UK Ltd, Penzance
Echeveria and hybrids Mrs H Hiley. Location unpublished.
Hemerocallis National Trust, Antony House, Torpoint
Kniphofia The Eden Project, St. Austell
Lapageria rosea cultivars Mr. C.R. Pridham, Truro
Magnolia Caerhays Castle, St. Austell
Podocarpus and Podocarpaceae Caerhays Castle, St. Austell
Phyllostachys cultivated forms Mr. M.J. Bell, Bodmin
Double primroses Caroline Stone, Launceston
Rhododendron – The Wilson 50 Kurume Azaleas Trewidden Garden, Penzance