Welcome to PlantNetwork – connecting gardens and sharing skills for over 25 years

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 more than 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.


Promoting Public Gardens

23 February 2023, online
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Promoting Public Gardens
Creating and Curating a Herbarium
Curating Your Career: How to Write a Covering Letter

Diversity in Gardening – Northern Session

18 May 2023, Tullie House Museum, Carlisle
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Diversity in Gardening – Northern Session
Diversity in Gardening – Southern Session

An interview with Mercy Morris

Mercy Morris joined PlantNetwork as Administrator in October 2022, We find out more about Mercy’s…
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An interview with Mercy Morris

An interview with Joe Clements

Joe Clements, Conservation Assistant at the Lowther Estate, tells us about his horticultural training and…
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An interview with Joe Clements

An interview with Rupert Wilson

Rupert Wilson, Principal Data Manager with the RHS, tells us about the extensive plant information…
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An interview with Rupert Wilson

An interview with Misako Kasahara

Misako Kasahara, Head Gardener at Riverhill Himalayan Garden in Kent, loves woody plants and tells…
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An interview with Misako Kasahara

An interview with Nick Fraser

Nick Fraser, Senior Gardener with the National Trust, talks about caring for three very different…
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An interview with Nick Fraser


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:

IrisBG – returning to sponsor PlantNetwork

We are pleased that IrisBG will continue as bronze sponsors in 2022/23. IrisBG is a complete database and software solution to manage living and preserved botanical collections and operate the garden efficiently and productively.


Dragonfli continue their support of PlantNetwork

We are pleased to announce Dragonfli as one of our 2022 sponsors: Dragonfli provides specialist advice and products for biological pest control of insect pests. Products include beneficial insects, nematodes, trapping systems and bio stimulants.