RHS Science Newsletter

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Susie Corr, Partner Gardens and Affiliated Societies: "Issue 22 includes details of this year’s Annual John MacLeod Lecture at the Lindley Hall, on the subject of horticulture, health and well-being. The lecture will be given jointly by Dr William Bird MBE, general practitioner and well-known author and speaker on the benefits of horticulture and the natural environment, and Dr Matilda van den Bosch, President Elect of the Swedish Society of Behavioural Medicine, who has also written and spoken widely on the subject.

Other items include updates on new diseases, “behind the scenes” tours of Wisley’s Laboratory, and RHS Science developments in the “Horticulture Matters” initiative. There is news of media training for RHS PhD students, interest from the commercial sector in RHS Science research, and a new “tree issues” course for arboreal professionals."