Plant Heritage runs the National Plant Collection scheme within the United Kingdom. A National Plant Collection is a registered and documented collection of a group of plants. These can be linked botanically by plant group, or perhaps have a shared history or geography. To find out more about the work of Plant Heritage, and the National Plant Collections, visit their website

We were very pleased that in November 2012 our collection of Fuchsias, which are attributed to being introduced by James Lye, was designated as a Heritage Collection within the National Plant Collection scheme. The official name of the National Plant Collection is ‘Fuchsia cvs. (introduced by James Lye)’.

Our National Plant Collection can be viewed by the general public by appointment, on a special open day or by visiting us at a public event (plant fair, horticultural show, etc.). For details on when our collection is next available to view please check our events page.

The table below lists the Fuchsias which form our National Plant Collection of Fuchsia cvs. (introduced by James Lye). To find out more about a particular fuchsia, please click on the cultivar name.

Cultivar Name
Amy Lye
Annie Earle
Arabella Improved
Beauty of Clyffe Hall
Beauty of Swanley
Beauty of Trowbridge
Duchess of Albany
Harriet Lye
James Lye
Letty Lye
Lye’s Elegance
Lye’s Excelsior
Lye’s Favourite
Lye’s Own
Lye’s Perfection
Lye’s Unique
Miss Lye
Mrs Grant
Swanley Beauty
White Queen
Winifred Glass