Celebrating 25 years of PlantNetwork: 1996 – 2021

PlantNetwork is a charity and membership organisation that provides training and network support to gardens and gardeners throughout Britain and Ireland. We have been doing this for 25 years – and look forward to connecting gardens and their gardeners for many more years to come!

Through its work, PlantNetwork contributes to maintaining and developing the horticultural and plant conservation skills for which our gardens are renowned. The goals of PlantNetwork are:

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

Since being formed in 1996, PlantNetwork has brought together both institutional and private members and now represents over 300 gardens including all the major public horticultural and botanic gardens in the countries.

If you work in gardens, from botanic gardens and arboreta to public parks; have a professional interest in amenity or botanical horticulture; manage or care for a documented plant collection; or wish to learn more about gardening in the gardens of Britain and Ireland, then membership of PlantNetwork is for you


Webinar programme 2022

January-March 2022, online
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Webinar programme 2022

An interview with Doug Stewart

PlantNetwork talks to Doug Stewart, a ‘general practitioner’ of horticulture. We discuss careers, perceptions of…
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An interview with Doug Stewart

An interview with Mollie Higginson

Meet a young horticulturist who is also a passionate spokesperson for the industry! PlantNetwork talks…
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An interview with Mollie Higginson

An interview with Richard Baines

Meet Richard Baines, the Curator of Logan Botanic Garden, author and a truly passionate horticulturist…
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An interview with Richard Baines

An interview with Frances Porter

Frances Porter has just completed a three year Professional Gardeners’ Guild Traineeship – we hear…
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An interview with Frances Porter

An interview with Sam Hickmott

Piers Horry talks to Sam Hickmott, a young head gardener looking after a Grade 1…
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An interview with Sam Hickmott

Tree Health

19 November 2020, online


Candide

We are pleased to announce Candide as our Gold Sponsor. Candide is an app for all plant lovers – from amateur to professional alike.



Reports are available online for all previous recent conferences, training days and workshops. Go to the Meetings page for more information.


Meet our incredible supporters:

Candide

We are pleased to announce Candide as our Gold Sponsor. Candide is an app for all plant lovers – from amateur to professional alike.


Dragonfli

We are pleased to announce Dragonfli as one of our 2021 sponsors: Dragonfli provides specialist advice and products for Biological pest control of insect pests. Products include beneficial insects, nematodes, trapping systems and bio stimulants.


British Sugar TOPSOIL

We are pleased that British Sugar TOPSOIL are continuing their support of PlantNetwork as Silver Sponsors. British Sugar TOPSOIL are the largest UK manufacturer and supplier of environmentally sustainable subsoil, topsoil and topdressing products to the landscaping, construction and sports turf/amenity sectors, supplying over 250,000 tonnes annually.


IrisBG – PlantNetwork’s latest sponsor

We are pleased to announce IrisBG have joined us as bronze sponsors in 2021/22. IrisBG is a complete database and software solution to manage living and preserved botanical collections and operate the garden efficiently and productively.