Organisations and General Guides
- Association of Garden Trusts -organization representing 32 County Gardens Trusts
in England and Wales, engaged in conserving, researching, documenting
and caring for parks, gardens and designed landscapes.
British Gardens -a useful
directory of gardens and arboretums open to the public. Includes
gardens managed by The National Trust (NT), The National Trust
for Scotland (NTS), Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and English
Heritage (EH). Search by name or browse by region on the clickable
- Garden History Society -promotes the study of the history of gardening,
landscape gardening and horticulture, and the protection, conservation
and restoration of historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes.
- Historic Gardens Foundation -non profit-making organisation set up in 1995
to connect those concerned with the preservation, restoration
and management of historic parks and gardens.
Council for Conservation of Plants and Gardens -seeks to conserve, document, promote
and make available Britain and Ireland's great biodiversity of
garden plants for the benefit of horticulture, education and
Gardens Scheme -A Charity
that raises money for caring / nursing charities by opening beatiful
gardens -look out for the tellow signs.
- National Trust
-extensive website, including searchable database and descriptions
of Trust properties.
- Bedgebury Pinetum
has the finest collection of conifers in the world, which nestles
quietly among lakes and valleys in the Kent countryside.
Garden -a three acre
garden in Aberdeen featured in the television programme of the
same name, presented by Jim McColl, Carole Baxter, Lesley Watson
and Carolyn Spray.
- Bodnant Garden
-one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80
acres of land situated above the River Conwy looking across the
valley towards the Snowdonia range.
Hill -garden and park
near Haywards Heath, established at the turn of the century from
the great plant collectors who travelled to the Himalayas, China,
Burma, Tasmania and the Andes..
Zoo Gardens -a conservation
education charity, aiming to conserve wildlife and its habitats.
House -home of the Duke
of Devonshire -105 acre garden where Joseph Paxton was head gardener
for more than thirty years and creator of the giant rock garden,
the Emperor fountain and famous glasshouses.
- Chelsea Physic Garden -founded in 1673, as the Apothecaries' Garden,
the garden has developed a major role in public education focusing
on the renewed interest in natural medicine.
- Dorothy Clive Garden -located in Market Drayton, Staffordshire, features
a superb woodland garden, an alpine scree, a damp garden and
spectacular summer flower borders.
Project -the extraordinary
project with huge biodomes representing different climates set
in a disused clay pit in Cornwall.
garden -Will Giles tropical
garden in Norwich.
Place -House with 17th
century gardens and enchanted forest near Royal Tunbridge Wells,
Castle & Gardens
-magnificent Italian Garden was designed by Joseph Cheal to display
William Waldorf Astor's collection of Italian
- Heligan -the Lost Gardens of Heligan -Tim Smit's
award winning restoration in Cornwall.
- Museum of Garden History -based in London, this small museum includes the
Tradescant Garden -a replica 17th century Knot Garden.
- National Botanic Garden of Wales -set in the former 18th century regency
park of Middleton Hall in Carmarthenshire, the Garden of Wales
is the first national botanic garden to be created in the United
Kingdom for over 200 years.
- Ness Botanic Gardens -founded by Liverpool cotton merchant Arthur Kilpin
Bulley began to create a garden in 1898.
Park -created by Hon
Charles Hamilton between 1738 and 1773, Painshill is one of Europe's
finest 18th century
Hall & Gardens -beautiful
Italianate garden, park and lake were the creation of the eccentric
Sir George Sitwell, grandfather of the present owner.
Court -scuplture park
in the south of England, containing the New Art Centre -specialises
in work from post 1950 and is the sole representative of the
Estate of Barbara Hepworth.
Botanic Gardens, Kew
-visitor information and news.
Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
-originally founded in the 17th century as a 'Physic Garden',
growing medicinal plants, now has four sites in Edinburgh, Benmore,
Logan and Dawyck.
- Secret Gardens of Sandwich -in the grounds of Grade I listed house, the Salutation,
sits this three and a half acre walled oasis of calm, a collaboration
between Lutyens and Jekyll, that has been restored in recent
years to become one of the finest gardens in Kent.
- Sensory Garden
-a photographic virtual guided tour of a specially designed garden
aimed at the local and worldwide Multiple Sclerosis communities,
people with other disability or chronic illness, elderly people,
their carers and people who are interested in various aspects
of Natural Health. A garden designed specifically to be "Positive
About Disabled People". To stimulate the senses and provide
a haven of peace, a place to chill-out and unwind from the stress
of modern living.
- Sir Harold Hillier Gardens & Arboretum -formerly known as the Hillier Arboretum,
these gardens in Hampshire hold a collection of 42,000 hardy
trees and shrubs.
Dean Gardens -a classic
nineteenth century designed landscape set in the rolling South
Downs near Chichester.
- Westonbirt Arboretum -18,000 trees on 600 acres with one
of the finest collections in the world.
Sculpture Park -one of
Europe's Leading open-air galleries, located at Bretton near
Wakefield, featuring work by many notable sculptors including
Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.
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