Conservation, preservation and demonstration: the what, why and how of National Plant Collections

Managing a National Plant Collection® - Thurs 26th September 2019


A plant collection is simply a collection of plants. However, the Plant Heritage National Plant Collection® scheme supports individuals or organisations to document, develop and preserve a comprehensive collection of one group of plants in trust for the future. Such collections can be used to conserve rare or threatened plants, preserve heritage cultivars or to demonstrate the range of plants in a particular genus or species. Most of the collections are based around a related group, for example a collection of oaks or heritage daffodils, providing systematic coverage of cultivated plants in the UK and Ireland. 

This Plant Heritage and PlantNetwork training day provides a toolkit for anyone thinking of starting a National Plant Collection, or anyone involved in managing and maintaining a National Plant Collection. It looks at the practical issues and implications of plant collections, and the support available.

A programme will be available soon, including speakers from Plant Heritage, the National Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society as well as other collection holders from around the country. The day also includes a guided tour of the Upton House and Gardens National Plant Collections of Symphyotrichum cordifolius, Symphyotrichum ericoides and Aster amellus which will be at their best in late September!

£75 for members of Plant Heritage or PlantNetwork
£115 for non members

Event Location: Upton House and Gardens, near Banbury, Warwickshire, OX15 6HT

Event Contact:  Bookings are being made through Plant Network
Event Start Date: 26/09/2019 10:00
Event End Date: 26/09/2019 16:30
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