Species recovery handbook

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 […]


We are pleased to announce our new Silver Sponsor: Dragonfli suppliers of natural pest control, plants, seeds and plant care products in addition to professional advice on IPM.

New PlantNetwork logo

Following the review and member survey we carried out last year, we made a number of changes to the way PlantNetwork operates and communicates with members. To support those changes we also decided to update our ‘brand’: the logo and accompanying strapline.

Visit to Sir Hans Sloane Herbarium, Natural History Museum London

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.

Climate pins down dreaded tree disease

Newly-published in the New Journal of Botany, indicating that thousands of healthy elm trees on the self-governing dependency of Isle of Man have avoided infection by Dutch elm disease thanks to the island’s weather being too cold and windy for the pathogen to take hold.

BGCI learning modules on seed cultivation

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 […]

BGCI launch ‘ThreatSearch’

 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 […]

Growing gardeners; garden training through the ages

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 […]