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NAME: PlantNetwork: Plant collections Network of Britain and Ireland
Last updated: 21 Nov 2015
Country: IRELAND
Representative: Dr Matthew Jebb
Address: Director
National Botanic Gardens of Ireland,
Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
contact number: Tel: 353 (0)1 804 0300
Alternate: Dr Steve Waldren, Trinity College Botanic Garden, Palmerston Park, Dartry, Dublin 6, Ireland, Tel : 0035314972070 // Fax: 0035318961147, swaldren at
Corporate: PlantNetwork, formerly known as PlantNet, is a registered charity run by a board of 16 trustees, supported by a full time administrator. PlantNetwork was launched in 1996.
Aims: PlantNetwork is the national network of botanic and heritage gardens and arboreta, and other documented plant collections
  • promoting botanical collections in Britain and Ireland as a national resource for research, conservation and education, and
  • facilitating networking and training among holders of plant collections through a programme of conferences and workshops and a website and newsletter.
Activities: There are four PlantNetwork special-interest training groups which hold regular one-day practical workshops to allow members to compare notes, share training and experience and discuss practical problems. These meetings are open to PlantNetwork members only, but all the meetings are open to all PlantNetwork members. PlantNetwork Glasshouse Forum brings together those involved in cultivating plants under glass. PlantNetwork Plant Records Group addresses issues of record-keeping, data management, mapping and all matters associated with documenting plant collections. PlantNetwork Propagators' Forum shares experience in all aspects of plant propagation. PlantNetwork Tree Forum discusses arboriculture, arboreta and all matters sylvicultural. Friends and volunteer groups also meet from time to time.
Members receive three newsletters each year, preferential rates to conferences and exclusive rights to attend training group meetings.
Criteria for membership: Membership is open to all who support the aims of PlantNetwork.
Member gardens: 5
Blarney Castle and Gardens
John F Kennedy Arboretum, New Ross
National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin
National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Kilmacurragh
Trinity College Botanic Garden, Dublin