PlantNetwork is the national network of botanic gardens, arboreta and other documented plant collections.
Promoting botanical collections in Britain and Ireland as a national resource for research, conservation and education.
Facilitating networking and training among holders of plant collections through a programme of conferences and workshops and a regular newsletter.
As well as a well referenced website.

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Our membership year starts on 1st April. You can join and pay online or complete the downloadable membership form and pay by cheque, bank transfer and request an invoice.

Booking opens for Tree safety legislation and developing your policy

Booking opens for Tree safety legislation and developing your policy

Date posted: 11 February 2015

Tree safety legislation and developing your policy. Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard July 2nd and 3rd 2015

Booking opens for 'What's growing here then?'  How do we answer the everyday question - What is that?

Booking opens for 'What's growing here then?' How do we answer the everyday question - What is that?

Date posted: 29 May 2015

9am – 4pm 22nd July 2015. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Booking opens for Seed Collection and Storage Training Day

Booking opens for Seed Collection and Storage Training Day

Date posted: 29 May 2015

This workshop at Wakehurst Place and the Millennium Seed Bank, on 22nd October 2015, will look at both legislative and practical elements of seed collection and storage.

Nagoya Protocol and plant collection responsibilities

Nagoya Protocol and plant collection responsibilities

Reports now on line

A day providing an overview of the Nagoya Protocol and how various organisations and gardens are responding to this legislation, held at RBG, Kew on 19 February 2015.

Teaching and Research in Gardens

Teaching and Research in Gardens

Reports now on line

20 March 2015 – University of Leicester Botanic Garden

'Tidy lawns to wild meadows' conference cancelled

'Tidy lawns to wild meadows' conference cancelled

Date posted: 9 May 2015

Unfortunately due to limited bookings we have decided to cancel the conference at Westonbirt. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Newsletter No. 46, February 2015 circulated

Newsletter No. 46, February 2015 circulated

Date posted: 25 February 2015

Newsletter No. 46, February 2015 has recently been sent to all members, check out the content listing for the links to an update on the Nagoya Protocol and Wild Flora Guide 2014. If you would like to receive your own copy please join us.

Plant Pests & Disease Identification day

Plant Pests & Disease Identification day

Reports now on line

A day devoted to common garden pests and diseases RHS Wisley, 31 July 2014

Seventh European Botanic Gardens Congress (EuroGard VII)

Seventh European Botanic Gardens Congress (EuroGard VII)

Date posted: 20 January 2015

The Congress will be held in Paris from 6-10 July 2015 at the National Natural History Museum. Paper submission deadline has been extended to 2 February 2015.

Managing and enhancing the visitor experience in botanic and historic gardens

Managing and enhancing the visitor experience in botanic and historic gardens

Reports now on line

Chatsworth House, 1– 3 April 2014

Garden & landscape masterplanning

Garden & landscape masterplanning

Reports now on line

A day devoted to conservation management plans and masterplans held at Wrest Park, 3 July 2014.