Get involved with IYPH

Some of the UK plant health activities and actions are outlined below, where you can find out more about the International Year of Plant Health and help to make a change

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From bug hunts to tree planting… there are lots of fantastic activities taking place throughout International Year of Plant Health 2020!


FAO International Year of Plant Health Photography Competition

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is calling on people from all over the world to submit photos that illustrate their idea of healthy or unhealthy plants. The deadline for entries is 15 June 2020.

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UK Plant Health Week

21st-27th September 2020 sees the launch of UK Plant Health Week. We are holding our first national plant health week where we will be sharing with you how you can help keep plants healthy, and practice good biosecurity. The week coincides with the Horticultural Trades Association's Million Planting Moments campaign. #iyph2020 #planthealthweek

Calendar of Events

Bug Hunts UK

Look out for our children’s Bug Hunts trail activities throughout the year at various sites across the UK to raise awareness of plant pests and encourage a new generation of bug hunters and nature detectives.

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RHS International Year of Plant Health Garden - Chelsea Flower Show

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 will be held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, from 19 - 23 May.

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National Tree Week

National Tree Week, from 30 November - 6 December 2020, is the UK’s largest tree celebration, inspiring communities across the UK to plant thousands of trees every year since 1975.

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Actions you can take

1. Take care of plants at home and in the office

2. Buy responsibly

Source plants from reputable nurseries and suppliers

3. Don’t bring back plants from abroad

4. Report any unusual symptoms on trees and plants

Visit FC Tree Alert online

5. Clean your boots

After visiting woodlands and parks to help limit the spread of potentially devastating plant diseases