Bristol Zoo is still in a unique position in that it holds the only dispersed National Plant Collection. Their Collection of Calendula is held in locations all over the city – schools, community groups and residential centres and this dispersal over many sites is advantageous for keeping distinct the different cultivars and species in the Collection. 143 more words
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You might remember Gillian’s article earlier this year, “Measuring the Marigolds” on the Dispersed National Collection of Calendula.
To celebrate the Bronze Medal awarded to the display at Hampton Court Flower Show in July, a social event was organised a month ago at Bristol Zoo Gardens: 253 more words
This is a good example of why National Plant Collections exist. Dahlias had fallen out of fashion by the time Winchester Growers exhibited their National Collection at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2009, the first time in 25 years that Dahlias had been shown at Chelsea, and won a Gold medal and the President’s Special Award for the best Floral exhibit. 305 more words