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Sparsholt College has partnered up with Plant Heritage (NCCPG – National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens), to tell the story of The People’s Plants for their RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 garden.

 The People’s Plants highlights the work of the membership and conservation charity Plant Heritage, including their Plant Guardian scheme, National Plant Collection® scheme and Threatened Plants Project and how people across the UK can become actively involved in the conservation of cultivated plants from their own back garden, greenhouse, allotment or windowsill.

The Horticulture student designed and created  garden will feature a display divided into three main parts representing the past: before Plant Heritage, present: current National Plant Collections and future: potential new National Plant Collections and current Threatened Plants. Comprising a range of plant taxa, including: Clematis montana cultivars, Crassula, Araliaceae, Eucalyptus, Hosta, those 14 held by the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Pre-1900 Rosa and Rubus, held in National Plant Collections, by Plant Guardians or on the Threatened Plants List.

For more information on the charity, to donate or to become a member, please visit Plant Heritage’s website www.nccpg.com

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