Donations for the Seed Shop

The Seed Shop at Hampton Court is a highly popular fundraising activity which has raised over the past five years over £16,500 for the charity . We are looking for even more donations for 2017. Do you have spare seeds of plants from your National Collection, or other seeds from your garden or allotment? Our volunteers Janet …

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Scientific status for two National Collections

Plant Heritage has awarded Scientific Status to two new National Collections®: * Galanthus, held by Margaret and David MacLennan, Cumbria *Aucuba japonica cultivars, held by Linda Eggins, Worcestershire Attaining the award is a rare achievement - there are only 20 Scientific Status Collections from a total of 637 National Collections. Scientific Status is awarded to Collection Holders who are …

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2 new chapters of the upcoming BGCI Manual published

Two new chapters of the upcoming BGCI’s Manual on Planning, Developing and Managing Botanic Gardens have been made available here: http://www.bgci.org/news-and-events/news/1361/ Chapters 5 focuses on plant records: accessioning, labelling and management systems. Chapter 6 covers the horticultural management of plant collections: plant sourcing, biosecurity, propagation, establishment and maintenance.

Workshop on improving resilience against Phytophthora

The Forestry Commission is organizing a workshop on Thursday 6th October 2016 in York exploring opportunities for reducing Phytophthora risks to the plant trade and natural environment. The workshop will feature pest & disease management experiences; a focus session on nursery accreditation, and science updates. For more information visit http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/phytothreats The workshop will be held at APHA Plant Health …

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