Rare plant of the month blog series

Have you noticed our new series of posts featuring rare plants that have been registered into the Plant Guardian scheme? The first four posts can be accessed via these links: June 2017: Lathyrus belinensis May 2017: Phlox stolonifera ‘Violet Vere‘ April 2017: Hepatica transsilvanica ‘Blumenstadt Erfurt’ March 2017: Lambertia formosa Do let know us if there are any plants that…

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…

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.

“Know something about plants? Share it around”

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gardening-blog/2016/jun/06/know-something-about-plants-share-it-around?CMP=fb_a-lifeandstyle_b-gdnlifeandstyle An interesting post by blogger and National Collection Holder of Banksia, Robbie Blackhall-Miles, about the importance of sharing plant knowledge: “Plants that were once commonly cultivated in the UK have fallen out of favour, and the knowledge of how to grow them is lost. Yet those snippets of information could change the world” Collection Holders…

New chapters of the upcoming BGCI’s Manual on Planning, Developing and Managing Botanic Gardens

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/resources/2016-BGCI-botanic-garden-manual Chapters 3 covers the key topic of collection policy and implications for plant records. Chapter 4 gives an overview of the international legislative framework and its impact on plant collections (Nagoya Protocol, CITES, CBD, plant variety protection…).…