By distributing plants round the country we can re-establish plants in danger of being lost and give members the chance to get hold of something rare or unusual. We encourage members to propagate these plants and pass them on, to help secure their future.
How does it work?
Members and collection holders submit a list of rare and unusual plants they have to offer. They can also request plants which are difficult to obtain or which have disappeared from the horticulture trade. Members can then bid for the plants offered and they are exchanged for free at the national AGM or members eekend.
Once the lists have been consolidated across all the local groups, they are published in January. You can bid for plants being offered before the end of February via your local Plant Exchange coordinator.
Groups will deposit and collect plants from the national AGM in April or the members weekend and distribute them to their new owners.
For full details please see the Annual Plant Exchange page on the national Plant Heritage web site.
Two files can be found on that page:
- Plants listed in the file called OFFERS indicates plants you can bid for.
- Plants listed in the file called WANTS are plants being sought by NCHs and members.
Please send your lists of WANTS and OFFERS to Anne Tweddle at firstname.lastname@example.org by middle of February.