Violets at Groves Nursery – Dorset

Viola odorata 'Becky Groves' - Violets at Grove Nursery, Dorset - © Lynn Keddie/GAP Photos

Viola odorata ‘Becky Groves’ – Violets at Grove Nursery, Dorset – © Lynn Keddie/GAP Photos

Clive Groves holds the national collection of Viola odorata and Parma Violets. His father Charles Groves started the collection in 1946 with Violet Pricess of Wales and Clive has carried on sourcing, breeding and naming new varieties as well as some old and almost extinct varieties. The collection is housed at Clive’s families nursery in Dorset-Groves Nurseries.

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