All you need to know about garden Euphorbias and the Plant Heritage National Collection
of Hardy Euphorbias.
This web site was updated on 1st January 2013
Euphorbia polychroma ‘Midas’
This web site is designed to inform readers about the delights of Euphorbias in the
garden, and the great variety available to gardeners. It also contains information
relating to my National Collection, publications, plants and seed available for the
2012 season. Information about my own Open Day and forthcoming events is also listed.
Plant Heritage National Collection of Hardy Euphorbias
The collection currently consists of 134 different species and cultivars. It is contained
in 13 island beds mixed with other hardy herbaceous perennials. Beds are surrounded
by paths and are mainly in full sun. Some plants are also displayed in pots and containers.
Individual Euphorbia plants are labelled, whilst all plants are labelled on sketch
maps which are available when viewing. The collection is grown at Firvale allotment
gardens on the southern edge of the village of Harthill. The collection can be viewed
by appointment from March to July and there is an Open Day in May. Admission is £2.50
and proceeds will be donated to the National Gardens Scheme.
The next Open Day will take place on Sunday 5th May 2013 from 1:00-4:00.
Visitors Book Quotes.
'Euphorbia heaven!!!' K.Y. -(Kawasaki, Japan)
'After your fantastic talk, had to come and see your collection for ourselves. Wonderful.' R.
and N.P. -(Fareham, Hampshire)
'The most lovely Euphorbias in the world! Thank you so much for letting us film them.' S.S.
-(BBC TV London)
'What a brilliant garden visit.' M.C. -(Upton, Oxon)
'An amazing collection - it's given me inspiration. Will definitely try to grow them
in South Africa.' S. and M.S. -(Gauteng, South Africa)
'Well worth the long journey' M. and H.J. -(Crosmont, Monmouthshire)
'A prime example of a National Collection. Just as it should be. Congratulations.' G.S.
'A lovely garden - and you're a great lecturer too! W. Garden Club - (Scunthorpe)
Firvale Allotment garden May 2010
BBC Gardeners’ World visit the collection.
Carol Kline and the Gardeners’ World team spend the day filming the Euphorbias for
the BBC TV programme. Broadcast date was Friday 27th April 2012.