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A case study from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show looking at increasing awareness of invasive species through public engagement

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Supporting information and data associated with a case study which looked at increasing awareness of invasive species through public engagement at the Discovery Zone of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2019.

The aim of this case study was to achieve effective public engagement with gardeners on the issue of invasive species. This was achieved through two goals: 1) to communicate invasion science (focusing on ornamentals); and 2) to engage with gardeners to collect data for identifying potential 'future invaders'.

This forms supporting information and data for chapter 3 of PhD thesis: 'Ornamental plants: our future invaders? Engaging with gardeners to tackle the issue of invasive species'.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Jones, Tomos ORCID logoORCID:
Contributors: Culham, Alastair ORCID logoORCID:, Pickles, Brian ORCID logoORCID:, David, John ORCID logoORCID:, Smith, Robin, Husseyin, Seniz, Bull, Maisie, Carver, Poppy and Harding, Anna
Rights-holders: University of Reading
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2024
Data last accessed: 12 July 2024
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Organisational units: Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Participating Organisations: University of Reading, Royal Horticultual Society
Keywords: case study, co-design, gardeners, increasing awareness, invasive species, ornamental horticulture, public engagement, science communication
Data Availability: EMBARGOED
Embargo Expiry Date: 17 April 2025


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