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2016 CUBG Horticulture Training course
Author: Ai Chongrui
Update time: 2016-11-10
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The two-week 2016 CUBG Horticulture Training course came to a successful end on November 6, marked by receiving certificates of completion from Prof. Chen Jin. 23 staff from 12 botanical gardens of China competed their training at Kunming Botanical Garden, Lijiang Alpine Botanic Garden, and Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) consecutively.

  The course, which is the fourth of its kind, had been arranged by the Chinese Union of Botanical Gardens (CUBG), with the aim of raising horticulture capacity throughout botanical gardens nationwide.

  The opening was held at Kunming Botanical Garden on October 25. Prof. Sun Hang and Prof. Chen Jin encouraged the participants to learn from experienced horticulturists, study hard together and improve capacity.

  Mr. Martyn Dickson, senior horticulturist at Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE), and David Tricker, indoor horticulturist at RBGE, were invited to be key teachers at the training.

The course was comprised of theory course in the morning, practice in the afternoon, and discussion in the evening. It was divided into 18 sessions.

The first part of the training took place in Kunming Botanical Garden, which included seven subjects:international code of botanical nomenclature, common diseases and pest insects in plants in botanical gardens, propagation technology – seed propagation and cutting propagation of plant, brush cutting and care of woody plants; technique of plant transplantation; effective ex situ conservation of important plant groups; ornamental plant configuration and display aimed at knowledge dissemination; use, maintenance and management of gardening machines .

 The course was then continued a four-day training at Lijiang Alpine Botanic Garden, which included plant pruning, cultivation, and management. The participants themselves planted 123 trees at the entrance of the botanic garden.

 The last part of the course took place in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG). The four-day training included how gardening management supports scientific research and species preservation, identification of tropical plants at species and genus levels, management of plant information, gardening machinery, management of living collections, landscape improvement, etc.

  The training course was sponsored by CUBG. Like the course over the past years (2013-2015), three participants in 2016 with excellent performance will be provided a chance to study in Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh or some other famous botanical gardens in UK.

Training at Lijiang Alpine Botanic Garden

Operating gardening machines at XTBG

Tropical plant identification in XTBG

Chen Jin (L1) and teachers pose photo with a trainee

Plant identification at  Lijiang Alpine Botanic Garden

Training at Lijiang Alpine Botanic Garden

participants pose a photo at the opening




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Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China
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