Suzanne Sharrock, Director of Global Programmes at BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International), provided an overview of BGCI databases and how those with a plant collection can utilise data to post information about their collections and to find out about similar collections around the world. Suzanne focused on GardenSearch – a database that any public garden or documented plant collection can join to raise awareness of the work you do/your garden – and PlantSearch – a database that allows you to list the plants you hold in your collection and identify others around the world who might also grow similar specimens. Other databases were also highlighted.
The slides for the seminar are below. PlantNetwork members can access a recording of the presentation at the bottom of the page.
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