Changes in the office from October

From the 1st October there are some changes occurring within the Conservation Team at Plant Heritage. Mercy, currently Plant Conservation Officer will be working part time, and concentrating on policy, strategy and managing the team. Her job title will change to Conservation Manager. Sophie, currently Threatened Plants Project Coordinator will extend her hours take over…

Workshops for 2015

We are currently planning workshops for 2015, and would like to know which ones you would be interested in.  We try as hard as we can to have them in easy to reach locations, but we are often constrained by the needs of the event, the trainer and how many people are likely to attend.…

Taxonomy Workshop

We will be running a taxonomy and nomenclature workshop in November – but it is currently fully booked!  We are hoping to run more in the future, so if you would like to go on the waiting list, do please contact us.

Tree Issues for Horticultural Professionals – event at RHS Wisley

When:  Thursday 4 – Friday 5 December 2014  9.00am – 5.00pm Where: The RHS Garden Wisley GU23 6QB Who: A two day event on trees for those who work professionally in amenity horticulture including head gardeners, arborists, garden designers and contractors involved in garden maintenance. What: Day 1: New pests and diseases, Tree selection, Buying…

Biological Control Handbook

Many many moons ago, Plant Heritage held a plant health workshop at RHS Wisley. One of the speakers at the workshop was Neil Helyer of Fargro, and after the workshop he treated the participants to some of his home movies about biological pest control. If you were one of the participants, who asked me for…

A new type of collection

Bristol Zoo Gardens (BZG) have pioneered a new sort of National Collection in the past couple of years. The Bristol Community Plant Collection (BCPC) is a Collection of Calendula  held between several sites and growers but monitored and administered by staff at BZG. The Collection is ground-breaking in several different ways. It is the first dispersed collection…