Horticulture Week's Save Our Science campaign and importance of horticultural R&D highlighted in October issue of Gardens Monthly

Stockbridge Technology Centre's Dr Martin McPherson is interviewed in the latest issue of consumer gardening magazine Gardens Monthly on the impact of research and development on Britain's gardens.

As part of a piece drawing attention to Horticulture Week's Save Our Science campaign, which is calling for government funds for horticultural R&D, McPherson explains how without research gardeners would not be able to enjoy great plants year after year in their gardens and allotments.

"The health of science in this country has a direct effect on the health of your flowers," says McPherson in the article which is published in the October editor of Gardens Monthly, which is out today.

Also interview is Dr Chris Atkinson of East Malling Research, who explains how as funding for science has dwindled the need for more research and development has risen thanks to the ticking time bombs of climate change, food security and water scarcity.

For more on Save Our Science campaign, visit the Big Issue section of Horticulture Week's website.


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