Conference focuses on preparing for climate change

A conference aiming to help managers of historic and botanic gardens and arboreta plan in the face of climate change is being held in September by PlantNetwork.

Climate Change & Planting for the Future will be held on 10-12 September at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

Topics will include climate-change projections and their implications, phenology records, water and drought tolerance, potentially invasive species, pests and diseases and soil fungi.

Speakers include: Kathy Maskell from the Walker Institute for Climate System Research, who will give the scientific background; James Hitchmough, from the University of Sheffield, who will suggest new ways of planting; and Christopher Bailes on how the RHS is adapting its gardens because of climate change.

The conference will feature a visit to Westonbirt, The National Arboretum in Gloustershire, and hear about the effects of climate change on the collection there.

- For more information contact PlantNetwork administrator Judy Cheney on 01223 763901 or see

Bursaries towards travel and attendance can be applied for through the Historic & Botanic Garden Bursary Scheme. Contact Fiona Dennis on 01737 244664.

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