Plant Records Group

PlantNetwork Plant Records Group is the longest running forum, and addresses issues of record-keeping, data management, mapping and all matters associated with documenting plant collections. Practical workshops are arranged to allow members to meet, compare notes and discuss problems. It was formed in 1997 under the leadership of Dr. Andy Sier and Becky Govier.

Workshops of the PlantNetwork Plant Records Group, as with the other Forum groups, are only open to members of PlantNetwork – all members of PlantNetwork are welcome to attend.

Contact the Plant Records Group through Rupert Wilson, RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB. ().


Plant records training day

17th May 2018 at Cambridge Botanic garden. Followed by European meeting of IrisBG users on 18th May. Separate booking will be needed.


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.


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.


Rethinking Plant Records

Held at RHS Harlow Carr on 1 October 2014, this workshop showcased recent innovative developments, highlighted the hidden benefits of good record keeping, provided opportunities to share best practice and discuss collaborations.


Plant Record Systems

Sheffield Botanical Gardens, 18 November 2008
A meeting devised to consider a range of databases for plant record systems (mostly Access-based or similar). Discussions about record keeping, datasharing and expertise exchange were all considered.
Includes summary from PlantNetwork Newsletter No. 37, December 2008


Practical Field Records

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, September 21 2007
This meeting was generously supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation


Electronic Data Capture and Dissemination

University of Hertfordshire, at the Science Learning Centre, Bayfordbury, 7 to 9 November 2006
A conference to share information and experience from recent advances in technology for mapping, managing and interpreting plant collections in gardens and arboreta


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