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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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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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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Don’t judge a book by its cover

Early books were bound on the instructions of the purchaser, hence the potential discrepancy between the contents and what is shown on the binding.  (One could almost imagine covering some fluffy chick-lit with a Jonathan Franzen cover nowadays.) This was just one of the gems of information from Brent Elliott, RHS Historian, at the recent …

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