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Welcome to Plant Heritage Guernsey. We are proud to be affiliated to Plant Heritage in the UK.

guernsey at heart

Here in Guernsey we have around 300 members who enjoy our annual programme of plant sales, lectures, garden visits and the well-established Nerine Festival.

We are keen to conserve plants that thrive or are linked with Guernsey and have several on-going projects.

key projects

Our projects include an expanding nerine collection, which was designated a National Collection in 2017, 19thC clematis collections, pelargoniums and the collection of camellias planted at Government House.
We also have a collection of jovibarbas and are setting up a Caparne Iris collection.
Help is always required and very welcome.

get involved

We send out a newsletter three times a year and have copies of the Plant Heritage Journal available to collect at our events.

Membership is only £12.00 a year (one or a couple) and many events are free. Why not join us today?

Plant Heritage Guernsey Current Projects

Currently there are six conservation projects (learn more here):

The Nerine Collection.

The 19thC Clematis Collections.

The Camellia Collection at Government House.

The Jovibarba Collection.

The Pelargonium Collection

The setting up of a Caparne Iris Collection.

 Latest news:

Troy Scott Smith at Iford Manor

Troy Scott Smith was on the BBC Guernsey Jenny Kendall-Tobias show this morning, 18th February chatting with James Dundon.

Tony Falla daffodil talk

Tony Falla and Malcolm Cleal had a lively conversation about the history of daffodil growing in Guernsey. You can enjoy it as well by clicking on the link below.

The History of Daffodil Growing in Guernsey

Tony Falla and Malcolm Cleal had a conversation together discussing Tony’s experiences working for a farmer growing daffodils from the 1950s to the 1970s. There were up to 40 varieties grown in Guernsey, but the main ones were Grand Soleil D’Or, Grand Primo, Princeps, Golden Spur and Sir Watkin.