Plant Recording Systems: BG Base

All information taken from http://www.bg-base.com/intro.htm please visit this page for full information. “BG-BASE is a PC-based database application written primarily to handle the information management needs of institutions and individuals holding living and/or preserved collections of biological material, including botanic gardens, arboreta, zoos, herbaria, museums, libraries, university campuses, horticultural societies and private collections. The objective is…

Plant Recording Systems: Demeter

The management of the Demeter software has been taken over by David Goodchild who has been granted an exclusive licence by Plant Heritage to develop and promote the software.  It will continue to be free to National Collection Holders who will also get support but it will also be available for sale to other gardeners…

RHS John MacLeod Lecture 2014

This year’s lecture from Dr William Bird and Dr Matilda van den Bosch on the subject of Health, Wellbeing and Horticulture was a potent combination of hard science and health advice.  Emphasising the links between inactivity, isolation and poor physical and mental health the lecture detailed Dr Bird’s work with the National Health Service to…