GARDENING CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

The Alpine Garden Society - Encouraging interest in...alpine & rock garden plants. Small plants & hardy perennials, many bulbs & ferns, hardy orchids & dwarf trees & shrubs.

Association of British Conifer Growers - Conifers and other evergreen shrubs are ideal for providing this structure because they come in many different colours, shapes and growing habits.

The British Clematis Society (BCS) exists to promote the cultivation and preservation of clematis. In particular, we aim to encourage all gardeners to grow and enjoy clematis, with the emphasis being on "enjoy". The BCS has some 1,500 Members, ranging from experts to absolute beginners. Membership is open to all interested persons, in any country.

British Dragonfly Society - Their aim is to promote and encourage the study and conservation of dragonflies and their natural habitats, especially in the United Kingdom.

The British Fuchsia Society welcomes visitors and new members to their monthly meetings.

British Hedgehog Preservation Society - A UK Charity dedicated to helping & protecting Hedgehogs (BHPS). Helpline with advice on caring & encouraging Hedgehogs in the wild & garden.

The British Pteridological Society was founded in 1891 and today continues as a focus for fern enthusiasts. It provides a wide range of information about ferns through the medium of its publications and other literature. It also organizes formal talks, informal discussions, field meetings, garden visits, plant exchanges, a spore exchange scheme and fern book sales.

British Tomato Growers' Association  -  The Tomato Growers' Association represents British commercial tomato growers. This includes the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.

Commercial Horticultural Association  - The Trade Association for manufacturers and suppliers of plants, products and services to commercial horticulture world-wide.

The Cottage Garden Society was founded in 1982 by a handful of gardeners in North Wales who hankered after old fashioned flowers grown in the traditional cottage garden style and felt that there must be others who shared their enthusiasm.

DEFRA UK Organization - Protecting and improving the rural, urban, marine and global environment.

English Heritage is a United Kingdom government body with a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England. Its best known role is that it is the steward of a large number of significant historical and archaeological sites, from Stonehenge to the world's earliest iron bridge. However it has major responsibilities in conservation, giving advice, registering and protecting the historic environment.

Flowers & Plants Association - The UK's promotional organisation for cut flowers and indoor plants since 1984.

Gardeners Club - Useful information. Regular content features. Benefits available to members.

The Heather Society - Founded in 1963, to promote and encourage interest in heathers, it now has worldwide membership covering Europe, Africa, the Americas, Australasia and the Far East.

HDRA is Europe's largest organic membership organization. It is dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food.

The Hebe Society encourages the growing of hebes and other New Zealand plants, eg parahebes, celmisias, olearias and leptospermums, the society also assists in their conservation and improvement.

The Herb Society aims to increases the understanding, use and appreciation of herbs and the benefits to health. The Herb Society is an educational charity and its main work is the dissemination of information about herbs. As the independent voice for the consumer in the herbal world, it monitors changes in herbal legislation in the UK and EU especially. It has a growing global membership of people interested in herbs -- from lay enthusiasts to medical herbalists, professional growers, garden designers and writers.

The Historic Gardens Foundation is a non profit-making organization set up in 1995 to create links between everyone concerned with the preservation, restoration and management of historic parks and gardens.

The Horticultural Trades Association - Modern, leading edge trade association representing the UK Garden industry. It has, for over 100 years, promoted the profitable growth of its retail and grower members through a comprehensive range of business support initiatives.

International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society - The IWGS is a non-profit association dedicated to the furtherance of all aspects of water gardening by the exchange of the latest and best information on water gardening throughout the world.

The Japanese Garden Society (UK) - The Japanese Garden Society exists to bring together all those who are interested in Japanese-Style gardens, whether as visitors seeking understanding, as owners seeking advice on conservation, or as designers and builders wishing to develop their professional skills.

The National Auricula & Primula Society - Auriculas are members of the Genus Primula which is a large family of plants comprising over 425 species and many thousands of hybrids. The auricula first appeared in European gardens around the middle of the sixteenth century. The cultivated forms which we grow today have been developed over the last 350 years as `florists flowers' .

The National Begonia Society, Over 40 pages of information & pictures.  Society News & Events.  Tutorial.  Gallery.

National Fox Welfare Society - NFWS continues to lead the way forward in fox welfare.

The National Gardens Scheme - The National Gardens Scheme has been opening fine gardens to the public to raise money for charity for over 75 years. Publishers of the famous 'Yellow Book'.

The National Trust - For places of historic interest or natural beauty in England, Wales and Northern Island.

National Vegetable Society  is the premier organisation in the United Kingdom for gardeners who are interested in growing vegetables.

NCCPG - Conserving the widest possible variety of plants is one of the most urgent needs facing conservationists today, but it is not easy to translate this need into a practical reality. The NCCPG has gone a long way towards solving this problem for many of our traditional garden plants.

The Old Lawnmower Club (OLC), the world's only club for people interested in vintage lawn mowers. The Club is based at Milton Keynes Museum , England and was formed by Keith Wootton, the Club's current Chairperson in 1990.

Perennial - Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society. Perennial has been caring for the guardians of our green and pleasant land for around 160 years and today provides retirement accommodation, financial help and a team of caseworkers who are able to give advice and support on matters ranging from housing and benefits through to emotional and family problems - the sort of friends everyone needs in a crisis!

Plants for a Future is a resource centre for rare and unusual plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or other uses.

The Royal Forestry Society  is based  in the UK and  caters for all who care about forestry, forests, woodlands and trees, their husbandry and their future.

The RHS Lily Group is one of the specialist Plant Societies of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) which is based in London, UK.

Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society - Scotland's premier gardening society and also one of its oldest; founded in 1898 "for the purpose of forming a society for the improvement of horticulture in all its branches", it was granted Royal Charters in 1824 and 1898.

The Royal Horticultural Society  (RHS) - From its foundation in 1804, the Royal Horticultural Society has grown to be the world’s leading horticultural organization. We at the Society continue our commitment to gardeners through inspirational flower shows, gardens, and over 1,000 lectures and demonstrations making sure they are easy to access throughout the UK.

The Royal National Rose Society, founded in 1876, is the world's leading specialist plant Society, with a flourishing world wide membership. As well as helping to fund the development and promotion of the rose, the society plays a vital role in conserving an important part of our plant heritage.

The RSPB - The RSPB works for a healthy environment rich in birds and wildlife; it depends on the support and generosity of others to make a difference.

The Scottish National Sweet Pea ,Rose  & Carnation Society - The objects of the Society shall be to encourage the cultivation of Sweet Peas, Roses and Carnations and to promote the advancement of floral art by members of the Society, Education Authorities, and the general public.

The Scottish Rock Garden Club was founded in 1933 by a small group of enthusiasts who were interested in promoting the cultivation of alpine and rock garden plants.

Thrive - A national charity, founded in 1978, that makes use of gardening to change the lives of disabled people.

The Violet Society is an International Organization of Violet and Viola enthusiasts assembled from all walks of life, united by our love for the Violet.

The Wildlife Trusts partnership is the UK's leading conservation charity dedicated to all wildlife.


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