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National Plant Collection

Summary
The National Plant Collection is a plant conservation scheme in the United Kingdom. Run by Plant Heritage (formerly the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens), a registered charity, it aims to protect and develop the biological and heritage resource of plants in UK gardens. Participating individuals or organisations undertake to document, develop, and preserve a comprehensive collection of one group of plants in trust for the future. Most collections are composed of a related group, for example, a collection of oaks or daffodils. This allows the scheme to develop systematic coverage of cultivated plants in the United Kingdom. A few national collections are of plants introduced by a prolific nursery or plant hunter; for example, the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum hold a collection of Hillier's introductions. Collection holders voluntarily subscribe to the scheme's ideals and stringent requirements. They come from every sector of horticulture, both am
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