PlantNetwork events for 2017

PlantNetwork, the national network of botanic gardens, arboreta and other documented plant collections in Britain and Ireland is organising a series of events for 2017: Annual conference 2017 ‘Connecting gardens; engaging people’.  – 26-27 April 2017, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Plant records training day and Mount Stuart garden visit  – 3-4 May 2017, Mount Stuart Garden, Isle…

Bursary for RHS shows exhibits

Are you interested in displaying your collection for the first time at an RHS show in 2018? The RHS offers a bursary scheme designed to help first-time exhibitors that have not staged nursery exhibits at RHS Shows before. This fund enables owners of nurseries and plant collections who wish to exhibit at an RHS Show to…

Brexit and horticulture

The government has indicated an intention to use the Great Repeal Bill to translate into UK law items of EU law, where applicable. However, it is important to note that until Article 50 is triggered and the withdrawal process starts, it is impossible to know with certainty what the consequences of Brexit will be on…

New digital herbarium launched

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/lmsu-oot012317.php The Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia has launched a new digital herbarium, featuring extensive collections of flora from Eastern Europe, Siberia and the Far East, Crimea, Caucuses, Mongolia, African and South Asian countries. At the moment the herbarium contains over 500,000 digitised specimens of 9,000 plant species. To search for specimens, please visit the herbarium website here:…