The development and implementation of species recovery plans and programmes provide integrated conservation strategies for wild plants. These often involve a combination of in situ assessment of natural plant populations, monitoring of their status and the current or past causes of their decline, and the determination of future priorities, therefore […]
Launch of our Botanical Heritage Forum, 6th December 11.00am. Sir Hans Sloane Herbarium, Natural History Museum, London. A guided tour of this historic herbaria collection by Dr Mark Spencer FLS and Hon. Curator (Plants), Linnean Society of London Scientific Associate, Natural History Museum. Followed by option to meet over lunch to discuss future networking and training for PlantNetwork’s Botanical Heritage Forum.
Learning modules on seed conservation BGCI has created a suite of learning modules on seed conservation, essential for those working in seed banks or in botanic gardens with seed collection programmes. The modules are available to download as PowerPoints to use as training resources. Find out more PlantNetwork held […]
Botanic Garden Conservation International’s (BGCI) new database – ThreatSearch – the most comprehensive database of conservation assessments of plants. It contains over 242,000 conservation assessments, representing over 150,000 taxa. ThreatSearch lists global, regional and national conservation assessments for plants, from a variety of sources with the aim of being a one-stop […]
Kate Nicoll, National Specialist for Garden Training with the National Trust reports on her experience of developing a new garden training programme for National Trust horticultural staff. ‘A Garden Training Strategy for the National Trust! Aren’t all our gardeners fully trained already?’ This was one of the responses I received […]