James Lye Fuchsia Collection

A Plant Heritage – National Plant Collection of: Fuchsia cvs. (introduced by James Lye)

Since 2009 we have used the name of ‘James Lye Fuchsia Collection‘ to identify our collection of fuchsias introduced by James Lye.

Our collection was designated by Plant Heritage as a National Plant Collection® in November 2012 under the official title of ‘Fuchsia cvs. (Introduced by James Lye)’. This recognition is something we are very proud about.

It is an exciting time for us, especially with the continued development of the collection and we look forward to sharing our collection and the information gathered during our research with everyone.

To find out more about James’s life and his fuchsias and place of work, visit the following pages:


Plant Heritage was formerly known as the National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens (NCCPG). why not visit Plant Heritage’s website for more information about other National Collections around the UK and the world’s leading garden plant conservation charity.


Visiting the Collection

The collection is set in a suburban garden with an eclectic array of planting, a formal lawn surrounded with borders rich in colour. Fruit and cut flower beds, along with a large glasshouse, a patio area and formal pond.

If you would like to visit the collection we usually hold one open day per year (If we are not exhibiting the collection at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival or similar show). Details of any open day will be published on our events page. alternatively visits can be arranged by prior appointment.

Groups and Clubs are welcome to visit the collection and our private garden by prior appointment (usually evenings and weekends). Refreshments can be provided for group visits.

To arrange a visit or for further information please contact us.