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 […]

Launch of RHS ‘Gardening in a changing climate’ report

The RHS will launch it’s report ‘Gardening in a changing climate’ report will be launched on 26th April at  Broadway House, Tothill Street, London , SW1H 9NQ Since the 2002 publication of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) report looking at the impact of climate change on gardening, ‘Gardening in a […]

Booking open for Plant Records training day and Mount Stuart visit

3rd and 4th May 2017. Mount Stuart garden tour on the afternoon of the 3rd. Plant Records training day on the 4th 9.30 – 15.00hrs looking at minimum data requirements, data quality, risks and processes. We will be able to discuss how we all us use our plant records, common issues and compare notes on different systems.

Soil issues for professionals. RHS professional development day.

11th January 2017 at RHS Wisley. Type: Special Event Skill Level: Advanced Cost: £70 A day event for professionals working in amenity horticulture including head gardeners, horticulturalists, garden designers and landscapers. Soil and nutrient management, identification and remediation of nutrient deficiencies, organic cultivation, soil pests and diseases; importance of soil […]

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