PlantNetwork conference to tackle managing parks and gardens grass

PlantNetwork the plant collections network of Britain and Ireland with a membership made up of 500 botanic gardens, arboreta, parks and historic gardens, horticultural staff and students, is to hold a conference on the management of grasslands.


The conference at Westonbirt, Gloucestershire, is titled 'Tidy lawns to wild meadows; managing grassland in parks and gardens'.

The event starts at 1pm on Tuesday June 2 and runs to 1.30pm Thursday June 4 2015. Speaker sessions will take place on the afternoon of June 2 and mornings of 3 and 4 June.

This conference will consider and discuss: Managing, monitoring and planning different grassland types, grassland sustainability and biodiversity, amenity grassland, resilience and grass reinforcement, environmental and economic values of grassland and turf management.

The conference will be of interest to all those involved in maintaining and managing gardens and landscapes from historic gardens to public amenity grassland.

PlantNetwork also has some training events coming up:

  • Tree safety legislation and developing your policy July 2 and 3 at Yorkshire Arboretum
  • Plant records 22 July at RBG Edinburgh
  • Seed Collection and storage Oct 22 at Wakehurst Place

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