All plants, many rare and unusual, have been grown in the North East by members of the NCCPG
, a registered conservation and cultivation charity.
In 1986, she joined a group of enthusiasts who had formed a local branch of the NCCPG
with a mission to conserve the fast-disappearing old varieties of British garden plants.
Send cheques (payable to NCCPG
Warks) and SAE to H M Barnes, 18 Maynards Avenue, Warwick CV34 4PU.
Tickets cost pounds 6 - send cheque (payable to NCCPG
Warks) and SAE to: HM Barnes, 18 Maynards Avenue, Warwick CV34 4PU.
The directory, a 144-page paperback published by the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, costs pounds 4.95 plus pounds 1.25 P&P from Joanna Jones, NCCPG
, The Stable Courtyard, Wisley Garden, Woking GU23 6QP.
. com) Open gardens at Llys-y-Gwynt, Llandygai, near Bangor, 11am-4pm - pounds 2.50, kids free; Bontfechan Farm, Llanystumdwy, 11am-5pm - pounds 2, kids free monday Dr Sime talks about Gardening In The Shade to Abergele Gardening Society, Church House, Groes Lwyd (01745 827833/07765 112347) tuesday Sioned Hughes of Oswestry gives a demonstration called Re-invented to the Benllech Flower Club, Community/Ex-
This annual event, in conjunction with the NCCPG
attracts a large number of specialist nurseries to attend and so the range of plants is always extensive.
At about this time scientific collections of plants were being set up under the NCCPG
(now Garden Heritage) charity.
There will be a talk on the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG
)by David Toyne.
RHS Gardens Harlow Carr near Harrogate are hosting the event, in association with NCCPG
this year and, if you want to find something unusual for your 2009 garden, this is a great opportunity.
A date for your diaries at RHS Garden Harlow Carr - September 7 - an NCCPG
Autumn Plant Fair that should not be missed.
NEARLY 20 years ago I was the secretary of the Yorkshire branch of the NCCPG
(www.nccpg.com), the charity that helps conserve cultivated plants through national collections.