Saxifrage Collection

The Plant Heritage National Collections of Porophyllum and Ligulatae Saxifrages are housed at Waterperry.

The Saxifrage Garden of today has been enlarged thanks to financial help from the trustees of the Alpine Garden Society and Plant Heritage. It provides a lovely sanctuary for these beautiful plants. Dedicated curator, Adrian Young, has been looking after the collection for many years and organises a Saxifrage event each March when the plants are flowering and looking their best. Rather like Snowdrops, Saxifrages have a huge band of followers who are attracted by their size and compact habit as well as the beautiful flowers. Several are easy to grow, coming from mountainous areas where the cold, wind and rain are just part of everyday life, and they’re a great size for modern gardens where space is often limited.
Saxifrage Collection at Waterperry Gardens