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21:00 19-Oct-2017


The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
The World's Leading Cultivated Plant Conservation Charity
NCCPG

Independent plant conservation charity NCCPG has moved from its long-time offices at RHS Wisley Garden to a new location nearby. 

As of 3rd September 2007, NCCPG are resident at
12 Home Farm,
Loseley Park,
Guildford,
GH3 1HS,
telephone 01483 447540;
fax 01483 458933. 
Staff e-mails and the website at www.nccpg.com remain the same. 

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Founded as a registered charity in 1978 to combine the talents of botanists, horticulturalists and conservationists with the dedication of keen amateur and professional gardeners, the NCCPG's aims are to: encourage the propagation and conservation of endangered garden plants in the British Isles, both species and cultivars; encourage and conduct research into cultivated plants, their origins, their historical and cultural importance and their environments; encourage the education of the public in garden plant conservation. Through its membership and the National Collection Holders, the NCCPG seeks to rediscover and reintroduce endangered garden plants by encouraging their propagation and distribution so that they are grown as widely as possible. The NCCPG works closely with other conservation bodies as well as botanic gardens, The National Trust, The National Trust for Scotland, English Heritage, The Royal Horticultural Society and many specialist horticultural societies. National Plant Collection Holders are a remarkable group of people who voluntarily subscribe to the scheme's ideals and stringent regulations. They come from every sector of horticulture both amateur and professional.

Almost half of the collections are in private ownership and include allotments, back gardens and large estates. Just under a third are found in nurseries, which range from large commercial concerns to the small specialist grower. 21 local authorities are involved in the scheme including Leeds City Council, caring for 11 collections and our newest local authority, Bournemouth Borough Council with their Abelia and Clethra collections. Universities, agricultural colleges, schools, arboreta and botanic gardens all add to the diversity and there are also a number of collections on properties belonging to English Heritage, The National Trust and The National Trust for Scotland.

Save our Plant Heritage - Pass it on. If you're a gardener, a horticultural enthusiast, or just someone who values our natural and cultural heritage, think about this...our traditional British garden plants are disappearing.

Plants which were once grown in abundance have been lost forever; many others are dwindling fast. The small independent growers who introduced and cultivated hundreds of different plants are gone. And since many never recorded their work, their precious knowledge has died with them.

What is the NCCPG doing about this? Firstly there's our network of 630 National Plant Collections each dedicated to one particular group of plants. Secondly there are our 40 Area Groups throughout Britain. Thirdly there's our Demeter project to record the details of a vast range of plants

What can you do about this? Why not join us - just click here to go through to our home page and then click "join" for details of how to join and all the Membership Benefits.


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16 NEW NATIONAL PLANT COLLECTIONS AWARDED BY NCCPG
HERBY AND FRUITY, PRICKLY AND ROOTY 16 NEW NATIONAL PLANT COLLECTIONS AWARDED BY NCCPG A feast of new National Plant Collections® have been added to the NCCPG’s lists in recent weeks...
Decorations, donations and debuts: record success at Hampton Court
Decorations, donations and debuts: record success at Hampton Court
An RHS Victoria Medal of Honour, an RHS Harlow Carr Medal, a fund-raising cheque for over £36,000 and two new plants named for a staff member have helped the NCCPG* to record new heights of...
DEVON’S COLLECTIONS GO TO THE PALACE
DEVON’S COLLECTIONS GO TO THE PALACE
Devon boasts the highest concentration of National Plant Collections® in the UK – a total of 62, covering plants ranging from Agapanthus to Veltheimia. Three of these precious collections...
INVESTING IN FUTURES - ENCOURAGING THE CONSERVATION OF CULTIVATED PLANTS
INVESTING IN FUTURES - ENCOURAGING THE CONSERVATION OF CULTIVATED PLANTS
Two interlinked nursery gardens in the NCCPG Plant Heritage Marquee, one from 1750 and one from 2006, demonstrate the difference that adventurers, explorers and plant hunters of the last 250 years...
NCCPG 2007 Plant Directory
NCCPG 2007 Plant Directory
Find new and different plants through 2007 NCCPG Directory Looking for new and different plants - something to lift your gardening beyond the general selection available at garden centres? Then the...
NCCPG National Plant Collection Open Days blossom in April and May 2007
NCCPG National Plant Collection Open Days blossom in April and May 2007
From the chocolate vine, Akebia, to the imposing Veratrum: there are over 50 NCCPG National Plant Collection® Open Days for gardeners to visit across the UK in April and May. Here are a just a...
SILVER SAXIFRAGE COLLECTION UPHOLDS GOLD STANDARD
SILVER SAXIFRAGE COLLECTION UPHOLDS GOLD STANDARD
The fifth Brickell Award for the top NCCPG National Plant Collection® Holder is today being presented to Beryl Bland, for her work on the Ligulatae Group of the genus Saxifraga, better known to...
The London Group of the NCCPG Display for Chelsea Flower Show 2006
The London Group of the NCCPG Display for Chelsea Flower Show 2006
The main theme of our display will be to highlight the work of plant cultivation over the centuries and the importance of conserving our plant heritage. To illustrate this theme our display will...
TRAPS, TETRAPLOIDS, BUTTERFLIES AND BERRIES 20 NEW COLLECTIONS and TWO SCIENTIFIC AWARDS IN LATEST ROUND OF NCCPG ACCESSIONS
From insect-attractors to the insectivorous: a selection of plants covering 20 genera have been added to the NCCPG’s National Plant Collection® system. Two further collections have been...
‘VIRTUAL COLLECTIONS’ THE WAY FORWARD?
‘VIRTUAL COLLECTIONS’ THE WAY FORWARD?
The creation of electronic ‘virtual collections’ of plant group material was one of a number of considered options emerging from the joint NCCPG Plant Heritage* and RHS conference on...
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