PlantNetwork Annual Conference ‘Skills and Standards’ October 11th & 12th. Manchester.

11th and 12th October 2016. Annual Conference ‘Skills and Standards’ in our gardens and plant collections, Manchester. Over 30 people attended our two days of talks and discussions relating to how we manage our gardens, plant collections in the face of plant health and climate change and how we create, manage and train for the standards we are trying to achieve.

PlantNetwork Forum Groups – take part.

We want to encourage the sharing of skills and interests amongst our members. Forum Groups will help us gain closer links with our membership, create demand led training and keep PlantNetwork up to date with current issues and skills needs.

Booking now open for Wildflower meadow conservation training day

Wakehurst, West Sussex. 13th July 2016 10.00am – 4.30pm.
A field-based training day looking at the management of flower-rich meadows and the techniques used to establish new meadows or to enhance existing grasslands. Seed specification, sowing rates, site preparation, sowing, plug planting and conservation management, including grazing, will be considered.

Garden tours – booking open for Trentham Gardens

For 2016 we can now launch our PlantNetwork garden tours. Four gardens and their managers have very kindly offered to open their garden gates, potting sheds and experience to us all.

Events for 2016

Events 2016 in the planning. We’re still in the planning stages but we wanted to give you some notice to spark your curiosity, prompt you to talk to your line managers and hopefully inspire you to contribute.