The Virtual Tea Break


During lockdown, PlantNetwork organised a virtual coffee morning as a way of linking furloughed gardeners with horticulturists who were self-isolating as well as those still gardening. We intend to keep this going – same format but different times.

Using our online meeting room, we would like to invite PlantNetwork members to join us at any of the dates/times below. The times move around to allow for different working patterns. You are welcome to join the tea break as an individual or as a group, especially if the time slot corresponds with your usual break time. You can also suggest a time! And you don’t have to stay for the full time slot – pop in for a few minutes at any time in the session.

The tea break is an informal chat – no agenda, no topics. We might discuss horticultural issues but equally, we might not. It is, however, an opportunity to meet gardeners from other gardens, expand your networks and you might pick up a few ideas or suggestions – even if they are only cake-related. Everyone is welcome – the only requirements are PlantNetwork membership (individual, student or if you work for a garden/organisation which has institutional membership of PlantNetwork) and a beverage of your choice.

Meeting instructions are provided in the weekly newsletter and do not change from week to week. Sign up for the newsletter if you haven’t already!

Tea break times:

  • Friday 10th July 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Friday 24th July 2020, 4.30pm-5.30pm
  • Wednesday 12th August 2020, 10am-11am
  • Wednesday 9th September 2020, 4.30pm-5.30pm
  • Friday 25th September 2020, 10am-11am
  • Wednesday 21st October 2020, 3.30pm-4.30pm
  • Friday 13th November 2020, 10am-11am
  • Wednesday 9th December 2020, 3.30pm-4.30pm