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My " National Mentha Collection"

(National Mentha Collections = designated collections of living mint plants, regulated by Plant Heritage)


Mentha × piperita citrata 'Grapefruit' 


End of an era

I started collecting and growing mint plants as the 1980s started and after 10 years of pots in a courtyard in Lancashire, England, a move to a mountain cottage in north Wales, with land for the ever increasing number of pots. My collection was designated a National Plant Collection® by "Plant Heritage" (or the NCCPG - National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, as it was at the time). Thus it stayed for many years with me adding plants from different sources, trying to sort out correct names for many, creating websites and enjoying being outdoors with my plants. After 24 years I decided that the time had come to end the National Collection status, stop growing all the 150 or so different kinds and just grow those that I liked the best or could now manage to cope with. Since my sole " National Mentha Collection" back in 1991, more people have taken it on and there are now four other National Collections, all in southern England, to carry on the cultivation work. I will however keep this website going as none of the other Collections have produced anything similar as yet. If for any reason you would like to get in contact email me at  d.s.barrett @ btinternet.com, write to 7 Gwelfor, Rhosgadfan, CAERNARFON, LL54 7HA,  or ring 01286 831480.

 


Click here for details of the four other National Mentha Collections, in southern England

What is Plant Heritage? (NCCPG - National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens)

What is a National Plant Collection® ?


The background picture on this page is a close-up of a not-yet-flowering shoot of Mentha × piperita citrata 'Grapefruit' or grapefruit mint, which came from Iden Croft Herbs, although it is also available from other sources.



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