In 2004 Bristol Zoo Gardens identified several changes that we wished to make to our plant collection and our land management practices in response to Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. Most of these have since been implemented, including a wish to raise the profile of our plant collection, plants in […]
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26th and 27th April 2017. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Our annual conference in 2017 will focus on how we link our collections and gardens with other sites, engage with our local communities and take an interdisciplinary approach to how we manage our gardens and plant collections. We will focus on three themes that connect our gardens and our staff and visitors; conservation, knowledge and enjoyment.
11th and 12th October 2016. Annual Conference ‘Skills and Standards’ in our gardens and plant collections, Manchester. Over 30 people attended our two days of talks and discussions relating to how we manage our gardens, plant collections in the face of plant health and climate change and how we create, manage and train for the standards we are trying to achieve.
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.
12 May 2016 at The Eden Project
Chaired by Simon Toomer, Chairman of PlantNetwork.
Cambridge Botanic Garden December 6th 2016 10.00am to 4.00pm
What to grow, how to communicate about our collections and where to source them from?
The Eden project, Bodelva, Cornwall PL24 2SG 12th May 2016 10.00am – 4.30pm.
How can plant records help in garden management, succession planning and garden interpretation?
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.
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.