BOOKING OPEN. Annual Conference 2018. April 18th and 19th Royal Botanic Gardens Kew


In 2018 our Annual Conference will be hosted at Royal Botanic Garden Kew and will discuss Back to basics – soil and water management, plant nutrition and plant health. We will consider issues, solutions and new research on:

  • sustainable water management, water hygiene and management of water in the designed landscape.
  • soil health, use of mycorrhizae and growing media.
  • plant health relating to soil and water, including water-borne diseases and alleviating plant stress.

The conference will include a tour of Kew and opportunities for some behind the scenes visits. We will hold our conference dinner (included in conference costs) on the evening of 18th October. PlantNetwork 22nd AGM will be held for 30 mins on 19th April. All members welcome.

Please note accommodation is not included.

Day 1. Soil and water management.

Registration 10.00 am – 11.00am 18th April. Conference closes 16.00 hrs 19th April 2018.

Presentation and discussion include maximising soil health, Mycorhhizae, growing media, water hygiene, and sustainable water practices. Afternoon behind the scenes tours

Day 2. Plant health relating to soil and water management, plant nutrition.

Start 9.20, close 16.00

Presentation and discussion include plant nutrition, plants under stress, emerging plant health threats.

Full list of speakers to follow.

Venue: RBG Kew

Registration:  10.00 18th April 2018

Close: 16.00 18th April

Conference dinner 19.00 18th April.

Cost:  Full two days: PlantNetwork members £260, non member students/trainees £275, non members £300

1 day attendance: PlantNetwork members £145, non member students/trainees £160, non members £185

Includes lunch, conference dinner and resources. Non member rate includes membership of PlantNetwork.

To book please complete the online booking form. This form includes options to pay by invoice or online card payment.