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Events, newly published reports, news from members and updates from our blog can all be found here.


An interview with Frances Porter

Frances Porter has just completed a three year Professional Gardeners’ Guild Traineeship – we hear about her experiences as a trainee, horticultural inspirations and what will be Frances’ next steps as she embarks on an horticultural career.


An interview with Sam Hickmott

Piers Horry talks to Sam Hickmott, a young head gardener looking after a Grade 1 listed landscape garden in a World Heritage Site. We hear how Sam started his horticultural career, his thoughts on what we need to do to encourage more young people to embark on a career on horticulture and the Young Hort of the Year competition.


IrisBG – PlantNetwork’s latest sponsor

We are pleased to announce IrisBG have joined us as bronze sponsors in 2021/22. IrisBG is a complete database and software solution to manage living and preserved botanical collections and operate the garden efficiently and productively.


Proceedings of the Promoting Excellence in Horticulture Conference 2020

The proceedings of Promoting Excellence in Horticulture 2020: the Sibbaldia and PlantNetwork Conference are now available to buy and download. Find out more from acclaimed horticulturists, innovators and conservationists. An international mix of authors and institutions awaits, with content that is relevant to UK ornamental and heritage gardens as well as gardens from further afield.


An interview with Phil Esseen

What is it like gardening in a zoo? We talk to Phil Esseen about some of the unique challenges that his team face on a day-to-day basis, and find out how Phil came to be a zoo curator – of plants!