PlantNetwork is the national network of botanic gardens, arboreta and other documented plant collections.

  • Supporting gardens and plant collections for conservation, knowledge and enjoyment.
  • Providing networking and professional development for the plant network community.

Plant Propagation Training Day

20 June 2017, RHS Garden Wisley.
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Plant Propagation Training Day

Audley End Garden Visit

13 July 2017, Audley End Garden, Essex
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Audley End Garden Visit

Holker Hall Garden Visit

20 July 2017, Holker Hall, Cumbria
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Holker Hall Garden Visit

Tree establishment training day

4 October 2017, Westonbirt Arboretum
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Tree establishment training day

Managing gardens and plant collections within universities and other institutions

19 October 2017, Treborth Botanic Garden, University of Bangor North Wales
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Managing gardens and plant collections within universities and other institutions
Visit to the Sir Hans Sloane Herbarium, Natural History Museum, London

 
Plant records training day and Mount Stuart garden visit

Plant records training day and Mount Stuart garden visit

24 people enjoyed a sunny couple of days on the Isle of Bute and with our hosts the Mount Stuart Trust. Mount Stuart’s Don Murray, Head of Landscapes and Horticulture and Graham Alcorn, Living Collection Manager, made us all feel very welcome and shared their knowledge, enthusiasm and stories of Mount Stuart with us all. PlantNetwork thanks the Mount Stuart Trust for their support for this training day.


Annual conference 2017 'Connecting gardens; engaging people'

Annual conference 2017 'Connecting gardens; engaging people'

26-27 April 2017, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. 35 people attended the conference over the two days. Alongside presentations, discussions and a tour of the garden delegates took the opportunity to share ideas and experiences at our conference dinner. Thanks to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for hosting the conference in the unique Botanic Cottage.


Dragonfli

Dragonfli

We are pleased to announce our new Silver Sponsor: Dragonfli suppliers of natural pest control, plants, seeds and plant care products in addition to professional advice on IPM.


Visit to Sir Hans Sloane Herbarium, Natural History Museum London

Visit to Sir Hans Sloane Herbarium, Natural History Museum London

Launch of our Botanical Heritage Forum, 6th December 11.00am. Sir Hans Sloane Herbarium, Natural History Museum, London. A guided tour of this historic herbaria collection by Dr Mark Spencer FLS and Hon. Curator (Plants), Linnean Society of London Scientific Associate, Natural History Museum. Followed by option to meet over lunch to discuss future networking and training for PlantNetwork’s Botanical Heritage Forum.


Meadow management at Wakehurst Place

Meadow management at Wakehurst Place

Wakehurst Place 13th July 2016. A practical field based training day spending the day looking at the range of meadows at Wakehurst and behind the scenes to learn about machinery, seed preparation and the nursery.


Annual Conference 2016 - Skills and Standards

Annual Conference 2016 - Skills and Standards

11-12 October 2016 Manchester.
34 people attended or Skills and Standards Annual Conference In Manchester to hear 13 speakers speak on plant health, climate change, collections management and horticultural standards and skills. We also chose the event to launch new Forum Groups and delegates discussed issues and future training needs relating to our Forum Group themes of Plant Records, Tree Management, Propagation, Glasshouse Cultivation and Botanical Heritage.