Conserving the diversity of garden plants.

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?

Our current projects

Currently there are six conservation projects:

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

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Dicliptera suberecta loves this hot dry weather and is also known as the Hummingbird plant. It thrives on neglect and it is such a shame that we cannot watch hummingbirds flocking to it over here.

These are Alstroemeria 'Miss Davinia' and Alstroemeria 'Miss Sophie'. Tattie suggests that to keep a constant supply of flowers, you gently pull up a whole stem of old flowers (see photo) and new will grow from the root. These do particularly well in pots.

Leonotis leonurus, also known as Lion's Tail, is incredibly dramatic and will grow in full sun or light shade.

Lobelia tupa is an eye-catching and very tall plant, with lovely foliage on a dark purple stem and red, tubular flowers.

Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll and Rosa 'Munstead Wood', which was named after Gertrude Jekyll's garden in Surrey. Rosa 'Indulgence', a bicoloured hybrid tea rose. Two years ago, States Works updated the rose garden in Lower Candie Gardens, just above the top glasshouse. They ...planted all new roses from David Austin, including 'Darcey Buccell'.

Figs. Two very different varieties and neither one is 'Brown Turkey'. They were brought from our favourite trees at our home in Italy, as you need to know the fruit on the mother plant, before you grow from a cutting. The larger fig is espaliered on an east facing wall and the smaller ...fig, with an incredibly intense and almost dried flavour, needs to be grown in a cold glass house.