Promoting Excellence in Horticulture Conference

Promoting Excellence in Horticulture Conference


PlantNetwork Conference 2020, in conjunction with Sibbaldia and RBGE

Postponed to 28-29 October 2020, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

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 October 2020 (rescheduled from 22-23 April 2020).

The conference starts after lunch on Wednesday 28th October 2020 and ends with lunch on Thursday 29th October 2020.

The April programme included 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. We are very much hoping to offer a very similar programme in October!

There will be behind-the-scenes tours and workshops available on a first come, first served basis. Many have been booked already but are likely to change as attendance shifts from April to October so check back regularly.

For more information about the conference, including the conference programme, details of speakers, venue information and ticket prices, please see the conference website which will be updated as soon as more information is available.