Meetings

PlantNetwork organises several kinds of meetings (Conferences, Single Day Meetings, Forum Groups and Training Days). All meetings are listed here in chronological order, with reports where available.


Betula identification and cultivation

Held at Ness Botanic Gardens in September 2018, this Tree Forum Day was led by Ness Botanic Gardens staff and focused primarily on the identification of birches and their allies, with discussion of propagation, cultivation and Betula conservation.


Assessing and developing a Spirit of Place document for your garden

Staff representing a range of 10 gardens attended this training day at the National Trust garden Nymans on the 12th July 2018. Presentations and discussions focussed on the purpose and contents of plans such as conservation Management Plans, garden Management Plans, Statements of Significance and Spirit of Place documents. Stephen Herrington Head gardener at Nymans led a tour of Nymans explaining how the planing process, including Spirit of Place, had led to decision making at Nymans Gardens.


Science in Gardens

Reports from the Science in Gardens day at the home of Charles Darwin, Down House, 20th June 2018. It is 20 years since Down House was reopened to the public by English Heritage, supported by a wide range of organisations and donors. The day focused on science and the public engagement in science in gardens, and highlighted the work and the experiments Darwin carried out at down House. It was brought up to date with opportunities for science in gardens today.


Plant records training day 2018 at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

17th May 2018 at Cambridge Botanic garden, followed by European meeting of IrisBG users on 18th May. Over 30 delegates met and got back to basics and look at records systems, share experiences and learn about recommended minimum data to enable gardens to keep useful records.  Discussion focused on comparing databases, label systems, records to keep and many other topics.