We have found 143 of the plants you’re searching for

We have found growing locations for 143 out of the 1,193 cultivars in the latest desiderata list. 54 of these are known to be ‘threatened in cultivation’ and 29 ‘near threatened’. We are writing to all the growing locations first to recheck that the plants are still growing there before we put you in touch. …

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New botanical art workshop

We are offering a new botanical art workshop led by artist Sue Vize SBA at Sheffield Botanical Gardens on 8 February 2018, 10am-4pm. All materials will be included. A love of plants and a strong desire to record them in detail is the only requirement you need for this workshop. Previous experience is not necessary …

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Up coming PlantNetwork meeting: Access and Benefit Sharing and the Nagoya Protocol

Booking is now open to members and non-members of  PlantNetwork for this training day - find out more. Access and Benefit Sharing and the Nagoya Protocol Friday 16 March, Chester Zoo This training day is an update on ABS and how it relates to all those working in gardens and with plant collections. This international …

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Plant Health – an update on Xylella

Xylella fastidiosa is a damaging bacterium whose symptoms include leaf scorch, wilt, dieback and plant death. It has caused significant mortality to olive trees in southern Italy and has been found on ornamental plants in Corsica, southern France, Germany and Spain. X. fastidiosa is transmitted by insects such as spittlebugs. If found in the UK, Xylella could have devastating consequences …

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Insurance for Collection Holders

As National Collection Holders, you are protected by Plant Heritage's public liability insurance for injury and/or property damage suffered by third parties while visiting your National Collections. This includes personal injury to members of the public, including food poisoning arising from food consumed at the Collection opening, but does not include injury to paid staff of NCH, or …

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BGCI 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress: visions for the future

In June 2017 I was able to attend the 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress organised by BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International) in Geneva. I presented a poster to promote the Plant Guardian scheme, as a way of making plant conservation more accessible to the public, and hope that it will inspire other countries to launch …

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