In March 2017, the LGN’s seminar took place at the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The seminar focused on the challenges facing our gardens today and how biosecurity can help us.
The seminar was a great opportunity to network with fellow professional gardeners and there was time to catch up with friends and colleagues and look around the beautiful gardens. The conference finished at 4pm allowing members an hour to explore the Gardens before it closed.
Bartlett Tree Expert’s head scientist Glynn Percival took us through the current pests and diseases threatening our trees; Ian Wright from the National Trust and David Slawson from OPAL (Open Air Laboratories), described the best methods to ensure biosecurity in your garden. In the afternoon, Sven Seiffert, head of horticulture at London Zoo, regaled us with tales of his unique urban jungle. Chairman of the London Parks and Gardens Trust (and Head of Landscape and Horticulture at Wakehurst Place), Ed Ikin discussed London gardens which make attracting wildlife their mission.
Read more about this event in the blog