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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Helleborus argutifolius, the holly-leaved hellebore, or Corsican hellebore are out now, but will continue to flower for another few months. They will tolerate full sun and self seed.

This cream Poinsettia flower was cut for this ikebana arrangement on 4th December. It is still looking beautiful after five weeks and probably has some time still to go. I had no idea that they were such successful cut flowers.

Myrobalan, or more formally, Prunus cerasifera, is one of the first trees to blossom and is an ancestor of the domestic plum. This one is at the bottom of Rohais de Haut, but there is another in Le Friquet and another on the left, driving out of town in La Charotterie. I have tried without ...success to photograph them all!

Iberis sempervirens 'Appen-etz' is also known as 'Candytuft'. It is usually out at the end of the year and lasts well into spring with its pure white flowers that the bees love.

Pelargonium 'Solent Waves' is an old variety, but it has been outside in the garden for several years in an old pot and is flowering now despite the strong winds.