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BIFoR the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research

BIFoR aims to provide fundamental science, social science and cultural research of direct relevance to forested landscapes anywhere in the world. We make the evidence-based case for forests as part of one-planet living. As a result of a visionary 15 million pound donation the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research was […]


New Zealand native plant conservation

 Conservation at Totara Park and Auckland Botanic Gardens Eva Glendinning, Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Placement student, is currently in New Zealand supported by a bursary from the RHS and the Merlin Trust to undertake a study tour and volunteer at Auckland Botanic and Dunedin Botanic Gardens. Eva has written […]


Plant Health – Phyto-threats workshop

The first workshop of the PHYTO-THREATS project was held at APHA in York on October 6th. The project aims to address the risks to UK forest and woodland ecosystems from Phytophthora by examining the distribution and diversity of Phytophthoras in UK plant nursery systems. It also aims to provide the evidence […]


DEFRA’s new UK Plant Health Information Portal

DEFRA have launched a new plant health portal which will help users  to share and use information on plant pests and diseases, to help them determine action on how to tackle them. Learn more    


Tree establishment training day at Westonbirt Arboretum.

4th October 2017 at Westonbirt Arboretum. This fully booked day saw attendees from 13 different gardens looked at techniques and common issues in successful tree establishment, including practical demonstrations. Download the resource booklet here.


Be part of the creation of a Cultivar Checklist for Viburnum

The APGA (American Public Gardens Association) are looking for names of Viburnum cultivars to add to a checklist they are creating. Can you help? Background: The APGA serves as the ICRA (International Cultivar Registration Authority) registrar for unassigned woody genera. Though not explicitly required to produce checklists for these genera, […]


Bristol Community Plant Collection

In 2004 Bristol Zoo Gardens identified several changes that we wished to make to our plant collection and our land management practices in response to Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. Most of these have since been implemented, including a wish to raise the profile of our plant collection, plants in […]


Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programme

PlantNetwork supports this successful scheme by providing free membership for trainees during their placement. If you are a current HBGTP trainee please complete the membership form for personal membership and click on the HBGTP complimentary membership option here Interested in being a host garden? The Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee […]


Annual Conference 2017 ‘Connecting gardens; engaging people’

26th and 27th April 2017. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Our annual conference in 2017 will focus on how we link our collections and gardens with other sites, engage with our local communities and take an interdisciplinary approach to how we manage our gardens and plant collections. We will focus on three themes that connect our gardens and our staff and visitors; conservation, knowledge and enjoyment.