RHS Herbarium workshop at Wisley

The Botany and Herbarium department at RHS Wisley recently ran a Herbarium Workshop for Collection holders, hosted by Chris Whitehouse, Keeper of the Herbarium, with Barry Phillips and Mandeep Matharu. The importance of Herbarium samples as a permanent record of a plant and its name was highlighted, shown in some beautiful historical herbarium records. The …

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Around the world in 15 metres

Worldwide Conservation was the tall order brief for our central feature given to garden designer Claudia de Yong - and all in a garden 15 metres long.  After months of research into the plants and sourcing them, Claudia and Mick meticulously assembled the garden and created 5 interlocking roundels, each one representing a different continent. …

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Another great workshop

Another great workshop, thanks to the courtesy of our very good sponsors and friends NFU Mutual.  They provided hospitality and accommodation for our second workshop on Nomenclature, Plant Identification and Classification in Stratford- upon- Avon. Susyn Andrews, Consultant Horticultural Taxonomist, delivered a detailed full day workshop with great enthusiasm.  There was a wealth of information …

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Our new connection

The Garden Press Event was held at the Horticultural Halls last Thursday with over 70 companies represented and many well known faces in the gardening world seen walking the aisles - such as Roy Lancaster, Joe Swift, Pippa Greenwood, Matthew Wilson, Nigel Colborn, Peter Seabrook, Matt Biggs and many, many more.   It will be very sad to …

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Get thee to a workshop

Continuing our programme of workshops for National Collection Holders we moved out of Surrey up to Stratford-upon-Avon, courtesy of our very good sponsors and friends NFU Mutual.  They provided hospitality and accommodation for two workshops this week, one on Plant Health and the other on Grafting and Propagation. Joanna, our roving reporter and workshop facilitator reports: …

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