Welcome to the Heather Society
Winner of a Silver Flora Medal!Come and see us! RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014 The Heather Society is at Stand no FM13 in the Floral Marquee between 8 and 13 July.
The Heather Society extends a very warm welcome to everyone entering the world of
heathers, especially to newcomers who have recently developed an interest in these
The Society covers every aspect of this world, from the wild heathers of European
heaths and moorlands to the rare and unusual splendours of South African or “Cape”
heaths, from everyday cultivation, including choosing, growing and propagating hardy
heathers, to scientific studies and nomenclature.
The Heather Society was founded in 1963 to promote and encourage interest in all
aspect of heathers. It now has members throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland as
well as elsewhere in Europe, and in Africa, the Americas, Australasia and the Far
Members receive an informative yearbook, as well as three newsy Bulletins which
contain a diary of events to keep members in touch with Society activities and new
developments. It organizes regional groups, visits to heather gardens, an annual
week-end gathering and the occasional field-trip, and provides free advice to
members on heather-garden design or any problems they may have. The Heather Society
maintains a photograph library, assists national collections of heathers, and is the
International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA)
for Andromeda, Calluna,
Daboecia and Erica.
NEW: read back-issues of the Society's yearbooks from 1963 to 2010 on Biodiversity Heritage Library: see Latest news.
** Heathers in crisis: watch BBC TV segment from RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013