Suffolk is proud to have twenty two National Collections held by sixteen dedicated holders or groups. They are all listed below. Please click on the collection name for more information and pictures.



Aesculus: Mr Robert Grimsey of Ashfield-cum-Thorpe

Bambusoideae (hardy): Helen Chen of Bures

Bellevalia: Debbie Armor of Lowestoft

Dianthus (Malmaison): Mr Jim Marshall of Shelley

Dianthus (Perpetual flowering Carnations bred and registered in the UK before 1970):  Mr Jim Marshall of Shelley

Disporopsis, Disporum & Prosartes: Helen Chen of Bures

Dryopteris (Species and hybrids): Mr A C Pigott of Mendlesham

Equisetum: Mr A C Pigott of Mendlesham

Euonymus (Deciduous): Mr Rupert Eley of East Bergholt

Heloniopsis & Ypsilandra: Ms Helen Chen of Bures

Hosta: Mr & Mrs Milton of Mickfield

Impatiens (Species): Will Purdom of Lowestoft

Iris (Sir Cedric Morris introductions): Ms S Cook of Shelley

Iris (Sir Michael Foster introductions): Lucy Skellorn of Ringshall

Iris (Suffolk Irises pre 1985): Steve Baker of Woodbridge

Narcissus (Bred and introduced by the Rev G H Engleheart): Distributed Collection

Pelargonium (spp., hybrids & Scented-leaved): Woottens of Wenhaston Ltd.

Rhus: Mr Rupert Eley of East Bergholt

Rosa (Hybrid Musk introduced by Pemberton & Bentall 1912-1939): Debbie Symes of Bramfield

Santolina: Botanica of Campsea Ashe

Suffolk Garden Plants: (20th Century Hardy): The Suffolk Punch Trust of Hollesley

Toxicodendron: Mr Rupert Eley of East Bergholt