BOOKING OPEN: Conservation, Preservation and Demonstration: the What, Why and How of National Plant Collections


Join Plant Heritage and PlantNetwork on Thursday 26th September at Upton House to find out more about the National Plant Collection® scheme.

A plant collection is simply a collection of plants. However, the Plant Heritage National Plant Collection® scheme supports individuals or organisations to document, develop and preserve a comprehensive collection of one group of plants in trust for the future. Such collections can be used to conserve rare or threatened plants, preserve heritage cultivars or to demonstrate the range of plants in a particular genus or species. Most of the collections are based around a related group, for example a collection of oaks or heritage daffodils, providing systematic coverage of cultivated plants in the UK and Ireland. 

This Plant Heritage and PlantNetwork training day provides a toolkit for anyone thinking of starting a National Plant Collection, or anyone involved in managing and maintaining a National Plant Collection. It looks at the practical issues and implications of plant collections, and the support available.

A programme is available below (subject to change), featuring speakers from Plant Heritage, the National Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society as well as other collection holders from around the country. The day also includes a guided tour of the Upton House and Gardens National Plant Collections of Symphyotrichum cordifolius, Symphyotrichum ericoides and Aster amellus which will be at their best in late September!

To book, click on the link below.

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Costs: £75 for Plant Heritage / PlantNetwork members and £115 for non-members. Special rates available for students.

Programme

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