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.

 

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PlantNetwork Forum Groups - take part.

PlantNetwork Forum Groups - take part.

We want to encourage the sharing of skills and interests amongst our members. Forum Groups will help us gain closer links with our membership, create demand led training and keep PlantNetwork up to date with current issues and skills needs.


Booking now open for Wildflower meadow conservation training day

Booking now open for Wildflower meadow conservation training day

Wakehurst, West Sussex. 13th July 2016 10.00am – 4.30pm.
A field-based training day looking at the management of flower-rich meadows and the techniques used to establish new meadows or to enhance existing grasslands. Seed specification, sowing rates, site preparation, sowing, plug planting and conservation management, including grazing, will be considered.


Garden tours - booking open for Trentham Gardens

Garden tours - booking open for Trentham Gardens

For 2016 we can now launch our PlantNetwork garden tours. Four gardens and their managers have very kindly offered to open their garden gates, potting sheds and experience to us all.


Rupert Wilson, Aug 2014

Positive Plant Records

Eden Project, 12 May 2016. As holders of living collections we understand the importance of keeping plant records but how often do we hear of interesting ways our records are being used? This meeting focussed on Positive Plant Record stories.


Nagoya Protocol and plant collection responsibilities

Nagoya Protocol and plant collection responsibilities

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.