A Dendrologist’s Handbook

The quarterly publication The Dendrologist ceased publication in 2013 after having been published by volunteers over 30 years. Over the years, The Dendrologist had published a number of practical booklets for tree enthusiasts, including a guide to a volunteer run arboretum in the Chilterns. Consequently it seemed loyal subscribers might appreciate a last useful publication in…

New photography workshop in 2016

A Photography workshop for Collection Holders has been confirmed for Thursday 22nd September 2016 at RHS Wisley. The purpose of the workshop will be to give Collection Holders the skills to be able to make accurate records of their Collections.  Photography of plants in-situ will be covered as well as taking photographs of individual specimens against a black/white background,…

PlantNetwork 2016 events: from plant records to glasshouse collections

The plant collections organisation PlantNetwork is organising a range of training events, conferences and visits in 2016. Events are open to all, whether you are a member or not. Positive Plant Records. May 12, Eden Project Using plant records for succession planning, garden management and interpretation. To book http://plantnetwork.org/?p=16020 Garden visits to Ness BG (12th April)…

Powdery mildew survey

The RHS and the University of Reading have been running a citizen science scheme on Powdery Mildew in the UK since 2013. By receiving mildewed samples from participants around the UK the scheme aims to increase our understanding of powdery mildew distribution. This harmful plant disease saps nutrients from its hosts which are often important horticultural…

Funding available for horticultural projects

The RHS Bursary & Awards team would like to make all our exhibitors aware that there are a variety of bursaries available via the RHS for research, travel, training, study tours, conferences, botanical art and much more. There are plenty of good reasons to apply: perhaps there’s a plant species you’ve always wanted to write…