Grass Collection

A collection of annual and tropical grasses and cereals.

Close up of grass

Location: Grass Garden

Taxa: 382 (290 species)  Accessions: 391  Wild-sourced: 31%

Geographic strengths: Europe, Africa, South and North America

Taxonomic strengths: Festuca, Stipa, Bromus and Panicum

Notable specimens: 22 taxa that are under threat, including Bromus interruptus, extinct in the UK until reintroduction in 2004, and the Critically Endangered Puccinellia distans