PlantNetwork Blog


Our blog is an opportunity for all PlantNetwork members and supporters to contribute to discussions on all aspects of horticulture, botany, gardens and plant collections. If you would like to contribute a blog, contact the PlantNetwork Coordinator.

Horticulture in graveyards, churchyards and cemeteries

Horticulture in graveyards, churchyards and cemeteries

Inspired by a blog earlier this year entitled ‘Britain’s best places to see: Heritage graveyards and cemeteries’ by Sian Belwitt for Museum Crush, PlantNetwork has created a short blog for Hallowe’en looking at graveyards as garden places to visit.


Bursaries, grants and awards

Bursaries, grants and awards

There are lots of funding opportunities available to horticulturists in Britain and Ireland to help support travel and career development. A ‘quick view’ guide is provided here.


Glyphosate - an update

Glyphosate – an update

PlantNetwork provides an update on glyphosate in response to ongoing debate and discussion.


In Pursuit of Paradise: Tourism & Public Gardens

In Pursuit of Paradise: Tourism & Public Gardens

This study evaluates the demographics of the garden visiting public in Great Britain (GB) in 2018, assessing the reasons for visiting, activities pursued during visits and facilities sought on visits.


Bedfordshire Head Gardeners Network

Bedfordshire Head Gardeners Network

The Bedfordshire Head Gardeners Network is a Bedfordshire Gardens Trust initiative bringing together gardeners across the county on a regular basis to offer a collaborative approach to caring for Bedfordshire’s green spaces.


Peat or peat-free?

Peat or peat-free?

The debate about the use of peat in horticulture seems to have been going for a long time.