Horticultural charity, Plant Heritage has won the Charity (Third Sector) Project of the Year for its plant recording software, Persephone.
Members of the Plant Heritage team, Penny Ross, project manager and Vicki Cooke, plant conservation manager collected the award at the event hosted by TV personality Ellie Taylor, held in London last week.
The software, originally written by then postgraduate computer science student Toby Ross to record data about the National Plant Collections, now records and stores information about any species of plant.
Designed to be accessible for beginners through to professional horticulturists, this ‘one-stop-shop for plant recording’ aims to save time and facilitate learning.
Penny and David Ross, Plant Heritage’s Persephone volunteer development team says: “This is a real coup for such a small horticultural charity, and we hope that our award win will help bring plant conservation, and the vital work that Plant Heritage does, to the fore.”
Persephone was supported by Plant Heritage trustees and the National Lottery Heritage.