Heather Gardens

RHS Harlow Carr in Spring Image © David Plumridge
Harlow Carr

Erica in Winter/Spring

Erica carnea 'Saskia'

Erica in Winter/Spring

Erica x darleyensis 'J. W. Porter' Image © E. C. Nelson
‘J. W. Porter’

Erica in Winter/Spring

Erica erigena 'Brightness' Image © David Brown
Despite repeated appeals via email and newsletter over the previous 3 years, no new people came forward to serve on The Heather Society (THS) committee. The workload on the existing committee became such that it was agreed that THS should close. A new society as a donations-based, not-for-profit organisation, was being planned. However, with the […]

Heather Cultivars

Cultivars listings of the 4 heather genera

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Heather Information

General information about growing heathers, publications, etc.

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Old Heather Society

An organisation of enthusiasts to promote heather growing

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Contacts for website and Heathers

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Welcome to Heather World

Heather World extends a very warm welcome to everyone entering the world of heathers, especially to newcomers who have recently developed an interest in these attractive shrubs. The four heathers groups, Andromeda, Calluna, Daboecia and Erica are shown in the cultivar lists, together with images of many.

Every aspect of heathers, from the wild heathers of European heaths and moorlands to the rare and unusual splendours of South African or “Cape” heaths can be seen here. Cultivation tips, including choosing, growing and propagating heathers, to scientific studies and nomenclature, are available.

The website was also home to the old Heather Society, a group of heather enthusiasts who were dedicated to enhancing the interest in heathers to the world. The society closed at the end of 2020, but their Yearbooks and Newsletters can be viewed here.

Erica Mammosa