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.
An interview with Amelia Crawford
An interview with Kristina Clode
An interview with Sam Hickmott – revisited
An interview with Mercy Morris
An interview with Joe Clements
My employer has PlantNetwork membership but how do I access PlantNetwork resources?
Not sure how to benefit from your employer’s membership of PlantNetwork? Find out here.
15 December 2022, online
Plant Health Surveillance
24 November 2022, online
Development & Restoration of Glasshouses
20 October 2022, online
Plant Records Meeting 2022
28 September 2022, Swiss Garden
Sourcing & Establishing Healthy Trees
13 September 2022, Yorkshire Arboretum
PlantNetwork Year of Sustainability
28 April 2022, online
Working with Garden Volunteers
31 March 2022, online
Horticulture in Zoos
24 February 2022, online
Conservation of Native Plants
27 January 2022, online
Gardening in 2046
02 December 2021, online
The Modern Garden Conference
24-25 November and 01-02 December 2021, online conference
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.