Conferences & Meetings

PlantNetwork holds multi-day conferences and single-day meetings covering a range of themes and subjects of current interest to botanic and heritage gardens and those managing plant collections in general.


Sustainability of Horticultural Practices

Harrogate and RHS Garden Harlow Carr, 19 to 21 April 2006
A topical meeting for botanic and heritage gardens at a time of increasing debate and legislation on environmental issues. The conference is being organised with the support of the Royal Horticultural Society and will include a visit to RHS garden Harlow Carr.


Historic and Cultural Significance of Plants in Cultivation

A conference to consider the assessment, curation and promotion of significant plants and living collections in botanic and heritage gardens in Britain and Ireland. University of Birmingham Botanic Garden, September 2005


Practical Plant Conservation

A conference to bring together in situ and ex situ work on conserving threatened plant species in Britain and Ireland. National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, April 2005


Pools of Diversity

A conference on the management and maintenance of lakes, streamsides, bog gardens, islands, ponds and pools, cascades and waterfalls, fountains and pools in glasshouses. Sparsholt, August 2004