Brought to you by Sibbaldia The International Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, PlantNetwork and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, this conference celebrates horticultural achievements and considers how we can promote excellent horticultural practice across all public gardens and designed landscapes – whether botanic, heritage or destination gardens.

Part of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s 350th anniversary celebrations, the event will cover the past, present and future of horticultural practice. In the company of a programme of speakers there will be opportunities to debate the role of horticulture in the curation and conservation of plants, garden heritage and plant health issues.

Speakers include Paul Smith (BGCI), Natasha de Vere (National Botanic Garden of Wales), Tim Upson (RHS), Ann Steele (National Trust for Scotland), John Watkins (English Heritage) and David Knott (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) among many others including international speakers.

There are behind-the-scenes tours of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, a range of workshops, a parallel session discussing curation in the 21st century and a plant health special session celebrating the International Year of Plant Health. Not to mention a walking tour of Edinburgh, the PlantNetwork AGM and drinks reception. There is also an opportunity for delegates to speak at the conference in the Lightning Talks session - stimulate discussion on a horticultural topic of your choice.

Conference booking is open with a range of tickets available. Early-bird booking closes on 6th January 2020.

To find out more about the programme, speakers, tours and other sessions taking place at the conference, and to book your place, please see the website: