Referee Assessment of Plant Genera

Since September, the refereeing process of genera with cultivars established as Critical in Cultivation by the TPP has been gaining momentum. We are reviewing and testing the assessment process as we go, and widening the feedback methods, beyond the original online format (paper copy, in person, by phone) is proving far more beneficial to our …

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Call for annual reports

It's that time of the year again when we ask for Annual Reports for your National Collections. We would love to hear about any developments to your collection(s), exciting projects that you have been involved with or shows that you have attended. You can also take this opportunity to request help from us, whether it is regarding …

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Japanese visit to Hampton Court

A study tour from Japanese botanic gardens visited the Plant Heritage Marquee on the last day of Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to speak to all the Collection Holders present and admire their displays. They will be visiting a few Collections during the week as part of a fact-finding trip and then returning to Japan.

Consultation on Wildlife & Countryside Act Schedule 9 – addition or removal of listed taxa

Currently underway is the consultation on the review of Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) (as amended)). Defra and the Welsh Government have asked Natural England and Natural Resources Wales, to work jointly through the JNCC to review Schedule 9 of the act. Under section 14 of the Act it is an offence to …

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