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