The Lakeland Horticultural Society holds six National Collections at Holehird - Astilbe, Daboecia, Meconopsis and Polystichum and new in 2022 Tanacetum coccineum and Hosta Mouse series. National Collection status is granted by Plant Heritage, the cultivated plant conservation charity which aims to protect the diversity of garden plants available in the UK. Plant Heritage was established in 1978 when it was realised that many plants were disappearing as fashions changed and the ability to propagate older varieties was lost. National Collection holders seek out, identify, document and conserve plants within their special interest group.
The Society also holds a Lakeland Collection of Hydrangea.
National Collection - Meconopsis
Despite their common name of Himalayan blue poppies, they are not all blue!
Lakeland Collection - Hydrangea
A range of species and cultivars which thrive in Lakeland conditions