Dried treasures – herbarium workshop for Collection Holders

A Herbarium workshop for National Collection Holders was organised on April 14st at the RHS Wisley Herbarium. Collection Holders were given the opportunity to collect plants with Barry Phillips, discover more about pressing and drying methods, learn how to use the RHS Colour Chart and how to write accurate labels. Here are some pictures of the day (courtesy …

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Messenger Glasshouse – can you help?

We have received the request below from Collection Holder Gaby Belton, Dunskey Gardens, Scotland. Can you help? Dunskey Gardens in Dumfries & Galloway is home to a range of Victorian and Edwardian glasshouses.  In 2015 the MacKenzie & Moncur Pot House was renovated and is once again fulfilling its’ original purpose by displaying potted plants …

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New publications in plant taxonomy

The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (an international group of botanists working together to establish a new stable classification for flowering plants, using the results of many DNA studies) has published the fourth version of its classification, the APG IV: Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2016). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering …

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