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PlantNetwork and GDPR

You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25th May 2018. To help comply with GDPR requirements we have reviewed and developed our systems and processes, and updated our privacy policy to provide you with more details.


Science in Gardens training day

Down House 20th June 2018 10.30 – 16.30
This day will be relevant to all those interested in promoting their gardens as a resource for science, citizen science and public engagement, it will also be of interest to those interested in the history of natural history


British Sugar TOPSOIL

We are pleased to welcome our new 2018 Silver Sponsors, British Sugar TOPSOIL who are the largest UK manufacturer and supplier of environmentally sustainable topsoil and topdressing products to the landscaping, construction and sports turf/amenity sectors, supplying over 250,000 tonnes annually.


The Garden Label & Sign Company

We are pleased to announce our new Bronze Sponsor for 2018 The Garden Label & Sign Company who specialise in the design and production of bespoke, durable, labelling for horticulture. Offering an engraving service, as well as supplying blank labels to those who have their own engraving equipment. They design and manufacture laser engraved labels and signs. Using a range of materials to include plastic laminates, solid wood, metals and slate.


BOOKING CLOSED. What you need to know about Access and Benefit Sharing and the Nagoya Protocol

Friday March 16th. Chester Zoo.
This training day is an update on ABS and how it relates to all those working in gardens and with plant collections. This international agreement, developed from the 1992 Convention of Biological Diversity, is key to how we all manage our gardens. Speakers will include those who influence and disseminate the practicalities of this legislation and will share practical case studies and help attendees to understand relevance of the documentation and current national and international discussions.


BOOKING NOW CLOSED. Managing trees in a historic landscape.

Thursday, 3rd May 2018. Saltram, Devon.
Our Trees forum training days are popular amongst arborists, horticulturists and botanists. The National Trust garden Saltram, celebrated its 60th anniversary under National Trust ownership in 2017.

Dr Martin J Stott, Senior Gardener, will lead the day. Attendees will learn more about the planning and processes of managing trees in historic landscapes and within visitor environments. The day will include consideration of National Trust tree safety processes.


BOOKING OPEN. The restoration and integration of natural habitats in a designed landscape

Tuesday, 26th June 2018. Wakehurst Place, West Sussex. Led by Iain Parkinson, Wakehurst’s Conservation and Woodlands Manager, and other staff at Wakehurst Place this day will consider the restoration of wild habitats, including meadows and hedgerows. Presentations and site walks will explain how protecting and conserving natural features help both to safeguard the ‘spirit of place’ and enhance the visual appeal of introduced plant collections within a designed landscape.


Good practice guides for Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) and the Nagoya Protocol

Two new publications by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Science around the theme of Access & Benefit Sharing and the Nagoya Protocol: Utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge in academic research. A good practice guide for access and benefit-sharing Authors: Susette Biber-Klemm, Sylvia I. Martinez Switzerland has […]