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.

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.