The improved handling of taxonomy in Hortis was this month’s star, allowing gardens to start recording supplemental taxonomic data for their plant collection. We also launched our new referral program, giving you the opportunity to earn discounts by introducing other institutions to Hortis.
Meanwhile, the preparations are completed for our exhibit and workshop at the annual American Public Gardens Association conference. Read more about May’s highlights below.
Enhance your taxonomic data using the new taxon records feature, enabling you to record author citations, common names, and notes. Browse all taxa from your organisation or individual collection sites, and enjoy more efficient accessioning with autocomplete.
Here’s a full list of the new taxonomy-related features:
This is our first step towards integration with other taxonomic datasets. To start with, we are looking at applying higher taxonomic ranks from Plants of the World Online and Catalogue of Life, two of the most comprehensive and widely-used plant taxonomic databases. Our plan is to release this in June, so stay tuned!
Refer a fellow botanic garden to Hortis and enjoy mutual benefits. Your referred garden receives a 10% discount on their first invoice, while you receive the same amount off your next renewal. You can save even more with each additional referral. To participate, simply log in to Hortis and click on the "Refer & Save" link in the main menu.
Many botanic gardens struggle to maintain accurate and up-to-date plant records. In our interactive workshop this year, we will provide insights and practical tips to help you support your garden’s vision and mission.
Drawing on inspiration from the community, we will share stories from gardens that have reached their record-keeping goals. Join us at our exhibit or our workshop to explore new and inspiring ways of keeping better plant records.
The latest news, insights, resources, & events.
October has been a busy month for the team and we released several noteworthy updates – from data tables, donor/supplier autocomplete, and identification fields – each of which is designed to help you be more productive and accurate in your record keeping.
Do you struggle to keep pace with changing plant names and the challenges of plant taxonomy? Don't miss our upcoming webinar, where we’ll discuss how to stay current with plant names and how shared taxonomy might impact your daily record-keeping workflows.
As the seasons shift, our commitment to enhancing your experience in Hortis remains unchanged. In September, we introduced two big features, shared higher ranking taxonomy and interpretation fields, that have a huge impact on the community. Read more about these below.