Plant Records Group

PlantNetwork Plant Records Group is the longest running forum, and addresses issues of record-keeping, data management, mapping and all matters associated with documenting plant collections. Practical workshops are arranged to allow members to meet, compare notes and discuss problems. It was formed in 1997 under the leadership of Dr. Andy Sier and Becky Govier.

Workshops of the PlantNetwork Plant Records Group, as with the other Forum groups, are open to all to attend but preference might be given to PlantNetwork members if space is limited.

Contact the Plant Records Group through Rupert Wilson, RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB. ().

Plant records training day 2018 at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

17th May 2018 at Cambridge Botanic garden, followed by European meeting of IrisBG users on 18th May. Over 30 delegates met and got back to basics and look at records systems, share experiences and learn about recommended minimum data to enable gardens to keep useful records.  Discussion focused on comparing databases, label systems, records to keep and many other topics.

Plant records training day and Mount Stuart garden visit

24 people enjoyed a sunny couple of days on the Isle of Bute and with our hosts the Mount Stuart Trust. Mount Stuart’s Don Murray, Head of Landscapes and Horticulture and Graham Alcorn, Living Collection Manager, made us all feel very welcome and shared their knowledge, enthusiasm and stories of Mount Stuart with us all. PlantNetwork thanks the Mount Stuart Trust for their support for this training day.

Rupert Wilson, Aug 2014

Positive Plant Records

Eden Project, 12 May 2016. As holders of living collections we understand the importance of keeping plant records but how often do we hear of interesting ways our records are being used? This meeting focussed on Positive Plant Record stories.