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New Threatened Plant of the Year competition to launch in February

Plant Heritage is calling for threatened plants to be entered into their new ‘Threatened Plant of the Year’ competition.

The competition is being launched in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). It will showcase rare and unusual plants – specifically cultivars grown or sold before 2005 in the UK or Ireland that are not currently supplied commercially or haven’t been consistently available.
Applications will open from Saturday 1 February until Friday 29 April 2020. Plant Heritage invites all of its National Plant Collection Holders, Plant Guardians, members, and those exhibiting at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2020 to take part. Cultivars from any plant group can be entered. Each plant entered will be judged by an expert panel from Plant Heritage and the RHS. The top shortlisted plants will be displayed at the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival in July. The winner will be crowned at the festival and will be the first to receive and raise the new Threatened Plant of the Year trophy.
To take part, applications, including a photo of the plant if possible, need to be submitted online or via a paper form, the latter available to download from Plant Heritage’s website, or by contacting Plant Heritage on [email protected] or 01483 447 540.
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