Visitors attending the European Carnivorous Plant Exchange and Exhibition 2011 (EEE 2011) at Chester Zoo on 2-3 July are going to be in for a real treat. The UK has a long, rich and diverse history of growing carnivorous plants and boasts many outstanding collections – not least several National Plant Collections.
As soon as the Carnivorous Plant Society was granted the EEE 2011 it quickly set about contacting National Plant Collection holders, and we are delighted that several have agreed to display a collection of their plants at the event. Thanks to them EEE 2011 will be a ‘not to be missed’ opportunity to see world class collections of carnivorous plant species, grown by renowned and world leading experts, including many rare plants – a mouth watering proposition!
Dennis Balsdon, the CPS Membership Secretary and EEE 2011 Project Manager says: “This is a unique opportunity and a must for carnivorous plant enthusiasts, and any one else interested in plants for that matter. The National Plant Collections expected to be on display are: Sarracenia (North American Pitcher Plant, Dionaea muscipula (Venus Flytap), Drosera (Sundews), Heliamphora (Sun Pitcher Plant), Nepenthes (Monkey Cup). We also hope to feature a world leading collection of Pinguicula.”
The National Plant Collection scheme is run by The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG). The NCCPG’s mission is “to conserve, grow, propagate, document and make available the amazing resource of garden plants that exists in the UK.”
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|National Collection: Sarracenia (Shropshire Sarracenias - Mike King)|
|National Collection:Dionaea muscipula (Shropshire Sarracenias - Mike King)|
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