BOOKING OPEN: Promoting Excellence in Horticulture


PlantNetwork Conference 2020, in conjunction with Sibbaldia and RBGE

22-23 April 2020, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Brought to you by PlantNetwork, Sibbaldia – The International Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, this conference celebrates horticultural achievements and considers how we can promote excellent horticultural practice across all public gardens and designed landscapes – whether botanic, heritage or destination gardens.

Part of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s 350th anniversary celebrations, the event will cover the past, present and future of horticultural practice. In the company of an exciting programme of speakers there will be opportunities to debate the role of horticulture in the curation and conservation of plants, garden heritage and plant health issues. This is an excellent opportunity for professionals, students and keen amateur gardeners to network; the only prerequisite is an interest in horticulture! We look forward to welcoming you to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in April 2020.

The conference starts after lunch on Wednesday 22nd April 2020 and ends with lunch on Thursday 23rd April 2020. The PlantNetwork AGM and an additional plant health session, celebrating the International Year of Plant Health and National Plant Health Week, take place on the afternoon of 23rd April.

The programme includes speakers from the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Royal Horticultural Society, National Trust for Scotland, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, English Heritage, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and others. There are behind-the-scenes tours and workshops available on a first come, first served basis so book early!

For more information about the conference, including the conference programme, details of speakers, venue information and ticket prices, please see the conference website.

Early-bird ticket prices (until 6th January 2020) start at £45 for PlantNetwork student members and £80 for PlantNetwork members (personal and institutional).

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