PlantNetwork Conference: Cultivation and Display of Native Species
1-3 April 2008
CLARE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, UK
A conference on habitat displays in gardens, naturalistic planting, and propagation and cultivation of native species, all in the context of conservation of rare and threatened plant species in the flora of Britain and Ireland and engaging public interest. It will relate to Target 8 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, linking in situ and ex situ conservation.
The conference will consider the establishment, management and maintenance of displays of native species in relation to engaging the interest of staff and the public in the flora of Britain and Ireland, the threats it faces and its conservation. There will be progress reports on the PlantNetwork Target 8 Project on threatened species, with a focus on examples of in situ and ex situ partnerships.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden has a strong tradition of cultivating British plants for public display and conservation, and the staff look forward to welcoming you. The conference will be held in Clare College, in beautiful buildings close to the River Cam. It will run from 2.30pm on 1 April to 6pm on 3 April.
Tours and Visits
Please download the booking form (Word doc 142kb) here or from the PlantNetwork website, or contact
For bursaries towards travel and attendance, see www.hbgbs.org.uk
Target 8: Ex Situ Conservation
60 Per Cent of Threatened Plant Species in Accessible Ex Situ Collections, Preferably in the Country of Origin, and 10 Per Cent of them Included in Recovery and Restoration Programmes
United Kingdom - Cambridge