Biosecurity in botanic gardens and beyond our gates


Dr Katy Hayden, Plant Health Scientist from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, provided an overview of the steps public gardens should be considering to reduce the risks of pest and pathogen transmission within and between gardens. Practical steps and advice were highlighted alongside the need to discuss these issues with visitors.

Katy’s slides are available below with a recording of the presentation coming soon to the bottom of this page (password protected).

Resources to accompany the presentation include:



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Please note some corrections:

  • Slide 4: the junipers are at Glen Artne, not Glen Trool
  • Slide 7-9: reference to ‘generalist’ should be ‘specialist’