Climate Change and Planting for the Future

Welcome and introduction

Matthew Jebb, PlantNetwork Chairman
John Weir, Director, The National Arboretum at Westonbirt

Visit to the National Arboretum at Westonbirt

John Weir, Hugh Angus, Simon Toomer & Richard Jinks, Forestry Commission
A tour of the National Arboretum will give an introduction to Westonbirt and cover some of the main activities. The main focus will be to stimulate discussion on climate-change issues such as analysis of plant collections, potential pests and diseases, historic landscapes, species selection and how we might mitigate the effects of climate change.

Adapting planting at Royal Horticultural Society gardens

Christopher Bailes, RHS Garden Rosemoor