Betula identification and cultivation

The day will be led by Ness staff and will focus primarily on identification of birches and their allies, propagation, cultivation and Betula conservation. The day will include tours of the extensive Betula collection at Ness studying their uses in the garden and will include study of the different sections of Betula (Nipponobetula, Aspera, and Acuminata and Betula). Attendees are encouraged to bring along samples for identification. This day is aimed at all those interested in the use of Betula in design and plant conservation and is suitable for beginners.

27th September 2018 9.45 registration 16.30 close.

PresentationsTim Baxter Ness Botanic Gardens:

Overview of the worldwide Birch flora and introduction to identification of birches  –

Red Data Lists and practical conservation projects for Betulaceae in Japan and Georgia -Yvette Harvey-Brown, Conservation Assistant at BGCI

Birch pest and diseases Simon Toomer, National Trust Plant Conservation and Plant Health Specialist

Betula megrelica and the birches of Georgia -Paul Bartlett, Stone Lane Gardens

Garden tours looking at practical identification and cultivation of birch in a variety of garden settings.

Cost to members £65, non members £85

Registration 9.45, close 16.30

Cancellation policy: Full refund up to 6 weeks before event. 50% less than 6 weeks before event. No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before the event. You are able to offer a colleague your place if preferred. Discretionary  full refunds may be available for those events with a waiting list.

Free car parking available on site.

All resources, lunch and refreshments included.


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