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) , Bristol BG (11th May)and RHS Hyde Hall (8th June) £10
To book go to http://plantnetwork.org/?p=15915
Wildflower Meadow conservation training day Wakehurst Place 13th July 2016
This is predominantly a field-based training day looking at the management of flower-rich meadows and the techniques used to establish new meadows or to enhance existing grasslands. Seed specification, sowing rates, site preparation, sowing, plug planting and conservation management, including grazing, will be considered.
This day will also review the science and practice of seed collecting, preservation, after-care and use including a demonstration of brush harvesting.
To book http://plantnetwork.org/?p=15996
PlantNetwork annual conference, Manchester 11th and 12th October 2016
Glasshouse cultivation; rationalising and connecting collections Cambridge Botanic Garden 6th December
How do we manage our glasshouse collections? Are we using our space effectively, are we sure we are growing what we need? How do we communicate what we grow to our staff, researchers and visitors. Do we communicate well with other collections – who else is growing what we do and how can we source our plant material? This training day, at Cambridge Botanic Garden, launches our renewed Glasshouse Forum group and will include a tour of the Cambridge glasshouses and time for discussion and suggestions for how the Glasshouse forum group can develop in the future.
To book http://plantnetwork.org/?p=16034