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NAME: PlantNetwork: Plant collections Network of Britain and Ireland
Updated: October 2018
Representative: Rebecca Slack
Address: PlantNetwork Administrator
contact number: Tel. 01535 382214
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: 74 member gardens of which 23 are botanic gardens and 8 arboreta. Other garden members include zoological gardens, historic gardens, private gardens, gardens of the National Trust (200) and English Heritage (11) Royal Horticultural Society Gardens and large plant collection gardens such as the Eden Project. Personal membership is currently 115.
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Alitex Greenhouses
Amsterdam Botanic Garden
Askham Bryan College
Bath Botanical Gardens
Batsford Arboretum
Bedgebury National Pinetum
Belfast Botanic Gardens
Benmore Botanic Garden
Bicton College Garden & Arboretum
Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses
Borde Hill Garden
Bristol Zoological Gardens
Brogdale Horticultural Trust
Buckingham Palace Garden
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Capel Manor College
Castle Howard Arboretum
Chelsea Physic Garden
Chester Zoological Gardens
Cruickshank Botanic Garden, Univ. of Aberdeen
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Dawyck Botanic Garden
Duchy College, Rosewarne
Duthie Park Winter Garden
Dyffryn Gardens
Eden Project
Edinburgh Zoo
English Heritage
Friends of Bristol University Botanic Garden
Friends of Cruickshank Botanic Garden
Friends of Dundee University Botanic Garden
Friends of Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Friends of Ventnor Botanic Garden
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Granada Arboretum (Univ. of Manchester)
Harewood House Trust
Hergest Croft Gardens
Howick Arboretum
Irish Garden Plant Society
John F Kennedy Arboretum
Liverpool Parks & Botanical Collection
Living Rainforest
Logan Botanic Garden
Marks Hall Arboretum
Moorbank Botanic Garden, Univ. of Newcastle
Muncaster Castle Gardens
National Botanic Garden of Wales
National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin National Memorial Arboretum
National Trust
National Trust for Scotland
Ness Botanic Gardens, University of Liverpool
Oxford University Parks
Paignton Zoological & Botanical Gardens
Plant Heritage
Plantlife International
Reaseheath College
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Royal Horticultural Society Garden Harlow Carr
Royal Horticultural Society Garden Hyde Hall
Royal Horticultural Society Garden Rosemoor
Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley
Royal Parks
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum
St Andrews Botanic Garden
Staunton Country Park
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
Swansea Botanic Garden, Plantasia & Clyne
Syon Park
Talbot Botanic Garden, Malahide
Trebah Garden Trust
Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor
Tregothnan Botanic Garden
Trentham Gardens
Tresco Abbey Gardens
Trinity College Botanic Garden, Dublin
University of Bristol Botanic Garden
University of Dundee Botanic Garden
University of Durham Botanic Garden
University of Leicester Botanic Garden
University of Oxford Botanic Garden
Ventnor Botanic Garden
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew at Wakehurst Place
Wentworth Castle & Stainborough Park
West Dean Gardens & Arboretum
Westonbirt National Arboretum
Windsor Great Park & Savill Garden
Winterbourne Botanic Garden (Univ Birmingham)
Yorkshire Museum Gardens
Zoological Society of London