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For the latest news from PlantNetwork.

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


PlantNetwork Webinars 2021/2

Join us for the 2021-22 monthly webinar series. Free to PlantNetwork members and open to non-members. Expand your horticultural horizons!


An interview with Matthew Oliver

This year is the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables so we talk to someone who is passionate abut growing vegetables. So much so that when Matt isn’t caring for Global Growth Vegetable Garden at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, he is looking after multiple allotments…


An interview with Imogen Jackson

With growing recognition of the health and well-being benefits of gardening, PlantNetwork speaks with horticultural therapist Imogen Jackson about her role at Horatio’s Garden.


Contributions from PlantNetwork Members

PlantNetwork members regularly contribute items to the weekly PlantNetwork newsletter. Some of the recent contributions have been collated into this blog.


An interview with Shiona Mackie

Volunteers are crucial to many, if not most, public gardens, with friends’ groups often providing considerable support to gardens and their horticultural teams. We hear from Dr Shiona Mackie who has been instrumental in establishing the Friends of Botanic Gardens Forum, linking and supporting friends’ groups across the UK. We also find out about garden guides, the importance of inspirational teachers and ballet.


Xylella Awareness Week Workshop with BRIGIT

Join the BRIGIT Project Team in Xylella Awareness Week to find out more about this disease, latest research and efforts to prevent it from reaching the UK and Ireland.


An interview with Lucy Bell

In this episode, we talk with Lucy Bell, Botanical Horticulturist at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, finding out about her responsibilities for the Broad Walk, her love of herbaceous perennials, and her plant-related modelling career!