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Societies

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The Bamboo Society The Bamboo Society was originally formed by Michael Hirsh in 1985, and was called The Bamboo Network. It amalgamated with other European societies in 1986, and was renamed The European Bamboo Network in order to differentiate it from the Australian Bamboo network. In 1989, the European Bamboo Network reverted to its former regional basis, and the British society was renamed The Bamboo Society (EBS Great Britain). The Society is affiliated to The Royal Horticultural Society.
Francophone Palmophile Society Society for French speakers devoted to the study and promotion of all aspects of palms
Royal Horticultural Society Page on Hardy Palms Advice on growing palms and information on selected species
Palm Society of Southern California Great website with information on many palms being grown in Southern California
Central Florida Palm and Cycad Society The official web page of the Central Florida Palm and Cycad Society. Photo tours, message forums and palm seed germination database.
South Eastern Chapter of the IPS Web site of the South Eastern Chapter of the IPS, great source of information on cold hardy palms and other plants
Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society Interested in learning about growing palms and exotics in cool climates? This club focuses on cultivating exotics outdoors in USDA zone 6-8 gardens.
Fous de Palmiers Le palm society in France. Official website of French association
Palm and Cycad Society of Western Australia Website of PACSOA featuring articles, events, monthly newsletter, for sales, Gascoyne Park Botanical Garden, Members Area and discussion forum.
International Palm Society The IPS site is the long-established 'Mecca' site for palm enthusiasts and growers. It is similar to the European Palm Society site in that it offers valuable information about palm species, where to buy them, botanical details, books info, an image gallery and message board. Also like the EPS you can actually join the society online. There is a brief overview about the IPS and its aims and objectives along with information about meetings and its own journal 'PALMS' (formerly 'Principes'). Back issues can be ordered online and also available is a guestbook, the chance to subscribe to the palm society list and much more.
Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia Link to one of the most comprehensive online references for palms and cycads... well worth a look.
Palm Society Of Northern California Chapter IPS chapter with members who have a Mediterranean climate
Palm & Cycad Society of New Zealand A wealth of knowledge contained here on a wide range of palms
South West Europe Chapter of the IPS Excellent site on growing exotics in a Mediterranean climate, hosted from Spain
South Eastern Palm Society Website for growers of palms and exotics in the SE USA
Cycad Society of South Africa Super site for all cycad fans!
The Cycad Society USA based but worldwide focus on Cycads of all kinds founded in 1977
Palm Society of South Texas Chapter of the IPS devoted to growing palms in the South Texas climate
New Zealand Palm Society Facebook page Information on palms for cooler climates

Palm and exotic plant resources

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THE AGAVACEAE DATABASE Since mid 1997 we are on the road to document species of the Agavaceae plant family at their natural locality. This website shows a part of our volunteer work for the public Enjoy reading and studying it!
Exotica Zahrada, Czech site on cold toleraqnt Palms, Yucca and Agave Josef Bucko's site with information on cold tolerant palms, Agave and Yucca. Also features unusual Cycads and plant sales
Online resource for monocot plants. eMonocot is linking together monocot taxonomists by providing support and tools to enable communities to manage their taxonomic data online and in doing so contribute to eMonocot. All of the information is brought together in this site, the eMonocot portal. The information presented here will be especially useful for anyone studying the ecology or evolution of the monocot plants, or who wants to understand monocot biodiversity and conservation.
Martius, Book of Palms This famous work is an unrivaled landmark in botanic palm illustration and taxonomy
Polar Palm Palace USA based site dedicated to growing palms and sub-tropical plants in cooler climates
Daryls Palm Page Palms and plants in and around Daryls home in SE Queensland, Australia
The Cold-Rating Data Base This is a useful database listing Genera, Species, Minimum Temperatures and USDA Zones, showing lowest survival temperatures for palms plus access to the statistical report on each species. A very useful reference indeed.
Guide to Brahea species A really useful page with details and pictures of many Brahea species
Palm Tree Passion .com Mineral Deficiency in Palms
Society for plant acclimatisation Illustrated colour online journal in French for acclimatisation of exotic plants
Acta Succulenta Online and downloadable free journal dedicated to Xerophytic plants in English, French and Italian
Save our Palms ( Sauvons nos palmiers) French Website dedicated to information regarding Association of Environmental Protection - Fight against the Red Palm Weevil (CRP / RPW) and Paysandisia Archon (PA / PM)
Cycad Jungle Loads of information on cycads
The Absolute Astronomy website gives some useful date palm information. Date Palm Information
THE AGAVACEAE DATABASE Since mid 1997 they were on the road with their expedition truck to document the Agavaceae plant family in its natural locality. This website shows a part of their volunteer work for the public
Palmeras en la Ciudad de Resistencia : Palms in the Resistencia City The idea of this website is to identify and describe species of Palms that are in the public spaces of the city of Resistance, which is the capital of the province of Chaco, Argentina.
Home Citrus Growers This web-site provides information and advice for non-commercial citrus growers, using UK plants as examples. It describes notable citrus specimens and collections that have been seen in the UK, Europe and around the world, taking a special interest in the native Australian citrus species and in frost-hardy citrus relatives.
Citrus Pages This is a comprehensively illustrated citrus website with descriptions and uses of over 400 varieties of citrus.
Jeffs Palm Garden EPS member Jeffs website. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia, in the SW corner of Canada. Victoria has a coastal sub-Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and cool damp winters.
Date Palm Cultivation The publication attempts to provide a basic introduction to date palm propagation, production and protection, and to summarise the body of information that has been acquired concerning date palm cultural techniques. It should serve as a reference volume for research workers, and a source of much more detailed information for extension specialists, date growers and anyone interested in the date palm industry. The book's 12 chapters cover the botanical and systematical description, origin, geographical distribution and nutritional value, economic importance, climatic requirements, orchard management, harvesting, and pest and diseases of date palm.
The Exotic Yorkshire Garden A guide to growing exotic and tropical plants in Northern England throughout the year.
Alternative Eden blog An exotic garden passion
Cordylines 1999 Conference in New Zealand Plants and their Story : web-site with cordyline information
Palm locations in Europe/Palmenstandorte in Europa Google Maps showing palms located in continental Europe
Gardening In Spain Gardening in Spain & Other Mediterranean Situations
Bergstrom Gardens This web site is brimming over with detailed photographs of palm trees. It is organized so that visitors can easily identify palms of interest to them that do well in a Mediterranean climate.
Red Palm Weevil in Portugal Excellent article on this serious palm pest and possible ways to control it
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families This Checklist gives information on the accepted scientific names and synonyms of selected plant families. It allows you to search for all the scientific names of a particular plant, or the areas of the world in which it grows (distribution). The checklist includes 151 Seed Plant families (View list of included families or reviewers). Different families are in different stages of review as indicated in the family list. Search for a family, genus, or genus plus species e.g. Amalia acuminata
Bulgarian site full of information on growing palms & sub-tropicals Member Kiril Donov's site, in Bulgarian, (with English version) full of information on palms & subtropicals in Bulgaria & Europe
The Palm Trees at Reedy Branch Palm trees growing in USDA Zone 8a in an inland location of North Carolina, USA. Website in English.
Palmen in der Schweiz Seite über Freilandpalmen in der Schweiz. Website in German.
National Rhapis Collection Introduction to growing and cultivating Rhapis excelsa, list of Rhapis Palms, propagation, cultivation, interior uses, pots and potting. Miniature Japanese palms also known as Kannonchiku. This is the fist National Palm Collection in the UK. Website in English.
Palmenweb Palms and other tropical plants in northern Germany. Website in German.
Palmen im Taubertal An EPS members private website in Germany. Many pictures! Website in German.
Exotische Gehölze für den mitteleuropäischen Garten Mediterranean plants including palm trees and other interresting species from all over the world for a Central European garden. Website in German.
Freilandpalmen Palms in Ihringen, Perhaps the warmest part of Germany. Website in German.
Rinus' plantenpagina About subtropical plants - including palm trees, bamboos and bananas - in the Netherlands. Website in Dutch.
Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust Ten years ago it was derelict, boarded up, rusting and a danger to the public. Local devotees pooled their energy and worked to save this once magnificent building and they have succeeded in securing the future for the Palm House for the next 100 years!
Plantapalm virtual palm encyclopaedia Perhaps the most comprehansive online resource for palms you will find, pictures of almost any palm you can think of plus hardiness ratings and a whole host of other vital information.
Palms and exotic plants for Scandinavia Superb resource for information on growing exotics across Scandinavia in English or Swedish
The hardiest palms USA based site that gives fascinating information on the most cold hardy palms
Palm Photos Great site in German with loads of palm pictures!
Edwin Wagelaar's Palmexotica website on exotic plants (in Dutch) Great resource for information on many plants many growing outdoors at Edwin's garden in The Netherlands
Sun palms - USA based site full of information on cold hardy palms Lots of useful information on palms and growing them in colder climates
TI Palms - site of the Association of Amateur Palm Growers in Guyana & Antilles Website in French with information on palms growing in the French West Indies
Zone Denial Great site that has links and references to information on many plant groups
Jungle Music's page on cold hardy palms Useful information on growing cold hardy palms
Jan Kolendo's Agave pages Fantastic site full of information and photos of Agave, including Paul Spacklin's article on hardy Agave
Member Hennie Verkerk's (Hent) Website Site in Dutch full of information and pictures of many exotic plants and the annual plant fairs that attract up to 1,500 visitors. (Exotic plant meet with trade or swap.)
Flowers of Crete Site dedicated to the plants of Crete, including protection of Phoenix theophrastii
Notes on the Red Palm Weevil in Europe A site with information on this terrible & destructive 'new' pest of palms
European Network of Palm Scientists Network to exchange information on Palm Research taking place in Europe
Palmweb - Palm Taxonomy website Portal that pulls together information on Palm taxonomy
Red Palm Weevil Research Good site that gives details of the latest research into this serious palm pest
Mediterranean & sub-tropical gardening site in German Site in German hosted by one of our members with lots of information on exotic plant gardening
Madgav.org EPS member Gav's web-site that includes palms and exotics grown by him in Northern Ireland.
German Web-site of Dirk Löhmann Information and pictures of trachycarpus princeps plus other palms and exotics.

Discussion boards

Some of the most valuable kinds of sites on the world wide web concerning palms and other exotic plants are definitely message boards or discussion groups. Message boards are mostly used with two goals, a) Exchange experiences/knowledge and b) Exchange plants/seeds Palms often need very specific care. A good way to expand your knowledge and experiences about palms is to visit message boards. Not only can you read very specific information, but you also have the opportunity to ask questions that have not been answered by your palm books. Below is a list of message boards that are extremely useful for Chamaerops members. These boards discuss only palm topics or are aimed at a corresponding or similar geographical location as Europe. All of these boards have many new interesting topics daily and a vast group of experienced and dedicated members.

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Palmapedia Palmapedia has more than 500 members, 100,000 posts about palms and tropicals. The forum is read from many countries in the Croatian region and central Europe. It has several EPS members who are moderating it. The Google Toolbar translates the posts to English.
Palmvrienden Forum Dutch exotic plant forum
NorthWest Palms Discussion board for growing palms and other exotics in the NW of the USA
Discussion boards for cold hardy and subtropical plants Based in North America and Canada a number of good discussion forums
Pushing The Borders Forum for discussion of all exotic plants
Tropicano Forum Italian forum discussing exotic plants
Unusual Plants Discussion forums A wide variety of plants catered for here across a number of hosted forums. Includes cold hardy and tropical palms and well worth a look. There is a forum that will appeal to all plant lovers
Exotic plants in Scandinavia A popular forum for Scandinavia
Polish discussion board for palms & exotics Website in Polish with a discussion board covering palms and other exotics
Exoten und Garten (public) A message board in German. This board is very popular among the German speaking exotic gardeners. Most of the information is about cold hardy exotics making it a very useful board for Chamaerops members.
Hardy Palm & Subtropical Board (public) Many new topics appear daily on this US-based board. More than half of the messages are about palms, and are often about hardy palms.
Hardy Tropicals A great UK based forum for discussing all types of exotic plants
Growing on the edge An international forum for exotic gardening enthusiasts
Belgian forum for discussing exotic plants Great Belgian forum for discussing all exotic plants
Exotenfans.de German Exotic forum / Palm Forum: hardy palms, Trachycarpus fortunei, yucca, citrus, agave, banana, bamboo, exotic fruits

Gardens

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East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens The garden lies 1½ miles from the North Sea in an exposed prairie landscape containing large arable fields. Many of the wildlife habitats have long been swept away and the owners have endeavoured throughout the garden to replace these by the planting of mixed hedgerows, banks, wildflower areas and ponds.Throughout the garden you will see many rare and unusual plants growing.
Great Dixter House & Gardens Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd – it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust, Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.
RHS Garden Rosemoor RHS Garden Rosemoor is open all year except Christmas Day. It is located at Great Torrington Devon EX38 8PH. There's always something new and inspiring going on at RHS Garden Rosemoor, whatever your interest.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr There’s always something new and inspiring going on at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, whatever your interest. It is located at Crag Lane Harrogate North Yorkshire HG3 1QB and is open all year except Christmas Day.
Scampston Walled Garden Scampston Walled Garden is a stunningly beautiful contemporary garden, quite unlike any other. Designed by the renowned Dutch plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and featuring modern, perennial meadow planting alongside more traditional areas, the garden is open to the public from Easter to October every year.
Beechwell House Garden Beechwell House, 11 miles North East of Bristol, is an enclosed, level garden designed as a sub tropical garden. Plants include Palms, Tree Ferns, Yuccas, Agaves, various succulents, Phormiums, Bamboos, Bananas, Gunnera and other 'Architectural Planting'. There's also a Koi pond, wildlife pond and a 16th century well. The garden is open to gardening groups, garden visits by appointment, and the National Gardens Scheme (NGS).
Dingle Nurseries & Garden The garden is especially well known for its colour-themed and unusual planting which includes lakeside, lawned and mixed bed areas that showcase a wide and unusual range of shrub, tree and herbaceous planting. The stream fed lake and the huge array of plant species make this sheltered dingle a haven for all types of wildlife.
Battersea Park Sub Tropical Garden Battersea Park’s first Superintendent, John Gibson, created the first public Sub-Tropical Gardens in the country in 1863. They attracted immediate attention for their show-stopping and unusual plants.The gardens remained a feature in the Park until World War II when many of the gardeners went to war and much of the Park became allotments. In 1992 the Friends of Battersea Park took the first step in the recreation of the Gardens by planting a large palm tree which thrives there to this day.
Oxford Botanic Garden Visit inspiring herbaceous borders, glasshouses that take you around the World or simply relax in the oldest Botanic Garden in Britain. The Botanic Garden is the most compact, yet diverse collection of plants in the World right in the heart of the city centre and is open throughout the year for you to visit and enjoy.
Arundel Castle & Gardens In addition to the castle Arundel has a magnificent exotic garden. Discover the exciting and innovative Walled Gardens at Arundel Castle The Collector Earl’s Garden Stumpery English Herbaceous Borders Cut Flower Garden Organic Kitchen Garden Glass Houses White Garden Rose Garden Gallery Tulip Festival Allium Extravaganza
Waterperry Gardens Just a stone’s throw from Oxford and within easy reach of London nestles Waterperry Gardens. It was made famous by Beatrix Havergal who established her School of Horticulture for Ladies here from 1932 to 1971, it’s now home to 8 acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens, a quality plant centre and garden shop, gallery and gift barn, museum and teashop.
Beth Chatto Gardens The Beth Chatto Gardens began in 1960. From an overgrown wasteland with poor gravel soil and boggy hollows, it has been transformed into an informal garden harmonising with the surrounding countryside. The gardens are an inspiration to anyone who visits them - the art of planting at its best.
RHS Hyde Hall RHS Garden Hyde Hall is surely one of the finest gardens in the East of England, its location among rolling hills and fantastic panoramic views can often surprise the visitor to Essex. This 360-acre estate is constantly evolving, as the gardening team strive to retain the original intimacy and charm of this horticultural gem, while at the same time aiming to restore much of the estate to its former rural glory, including its historic hedgerows and woodland.
Henstead Exotic Garden Suffolk The garden was made from scratch some 10 years ago and is some two acres in size. It is a fully landscaped exotic garden that is normally open to the public 1 day a week on Wednesdays from May to October and on a couple of specified Sundays. Andrew Brogan is the creator and owner of the garden and is available to give talks to garden groups etc. Media Coverage: . Suffolks Most Exotic Garden, Jaw Droppingly Impressive, Fantastic, Stunning, Featured on BBC Gardeners World and Filmed by Channel 5
Kingston Bagpuize House & Gardens Within the grounds of Kingston Bagpuize House, visitors can see features of previous gardens such as the Terrace Walk. Some of the yews in the garden are over 300 years old and in West Park, there is a London Plane Platanus x Hispanic, which is approximately 275 years old. Many other trees, including the Wellingtonias, were planted in Victorian times.
Dilston Physic Garden Discover the remarkable power of the plants around us - explore this Physic Garden of over 800 living medicinal plants all signposted as to what aspects of your health they promote and how. From magic, legends & folklore to the latest science & medicine in a beautiful tranquil setting.
Cragside Garden There are several different gardens which include a magnificent example of a Victorian garden. The Orchard house is one of the largest surviving glasshouses dating from the 1870's, The Italian Terrace is the centrepiece of the lowest level of the Formal Gardens. The largest rock garden in Europe surrounds the house on three sides.
Bodnant Garden Marvel at plants from all over the world grown from seed and cuttings collected over a century ago on plant-hunting expeditions. Created by five generations of one family, this 32-hectare (80-acre) garden is superbly located, with spectacular views across Snowdonia.
Powis Castle & Garden The medieval castle rises dramatically above the celebrated garden. The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces.
York Gate Garden York Gate is a one-acre garden tucked away behind the ancient church in Adel, on the northern outskirts of Leeds. Created by the Spencer family during the second half of the twentieth century, and now owned and managed by Perennial, it is a garden of immense style and craftsmanship, widely recognised as one of the most innovative small gardens of the period.
Carwinion Cornwall’s Bamboo Garden Visitors can wander among towering dicksonia antarctica, cryptomaria japonica, chusan palms and impressive gunnera as well as colourful rhododendrons and camelias.
Trewithen Gardens An historic private Estate boasting one of the loveliest gardens in England. With its magnificent collection of camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias, its wonderfull woodland walks and its heritage family home, Trewithen is a rare and unique Cornish gem.
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Dorset Established in 1765 and developed since then into a magnificent 20 acre garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. Many of these plants were first introductions to the UK.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan A lost exotic garden in Cornwall that has been brought back to life.
Exotic garden in Belgium Photopage, exotic gardening in a cool climate.
Gardens of Menton Gardens of Menton and Monaco on the french riviera. Website in French, English and Italian!
Coleton Fishacre You can lose yourself in the RHS accredited garden: viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds, and tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thrive in the moist and sheltered valley.
Overbecks : National Trust House and Gardens A hidden paradise of subtropical gardens and quirky collections.at the seaside home of inventor and scientist Otto Overbeck. His gardens and house are perched high on the cliffs above Salcombe, with glorious views over the estuary and coast.
Paignton Zoo Paignton Zoo is a great day out - lots of animals, lots of plants, lots of space. It's ideal for families but people of all ages will have a good time. It's fun and surprising and exciting and unpredictable
Battersea Park Sub tropical Garden Battersea Parks first Superintendent, John Gibson, created the Sub-Tropical Gardens in 1863. The first public Sub-Tropical Gardens in the country, they attracted immediate attention for their show-stopping colours, giant leaves and unusual plants.
ROSELAND HOUSE GARDEN The garden will be open to visitors each Tuesday & Wednesday April to September 24th. 1 PM to 5 PM Adults £3.00 (children free). Teas (with home made cakes) are available, dogs on leads are welcome. There is no parking at the garden on garden open days, but the free village car park is only 100 yards from the garden and there is also parking on nearby roads.
Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was founded in the 17th century as a physic garden. Now it extends over four Gardens boasting a rich living collection of plants, and is a world-renowned centre for plant science and education. There is also a fantastic glasshouse, housing the largest Trachycarpus princeps in the UK possibly the World.
BOTANIC CULLERA “PARQUE POR LA NATURALEZA" A new botanical garden built about one hour south of Valencia, Spain. It has been designed by a former nurseryman and chairman of the Spanish palm society and is well worth a visit. The botanical garden (25,000 m2) is open to the public who you can enjoy over 2,500 plant species: palm trees, cactus, Encephalartos, fruit, cycads.
Trengwainton Garden A National Trust Sheltered garden that is bursting with exotic trees and shrubs Trengwainton’s 25 acres invite you to explore – and come back for more. Discover a garden where the spirit of the Plant Hunters lives on.
Bamboo Park Glengarriff This is a unique exotic garden in one of the most attractive areas of Ireland. Situated in the mild climate of Glengarriff in the southwest. Thirty different species of bamboo surrounded by palms and other tropical plants, amidst of romantic paths and breathtaking views.
Palmiye Merkezi - Botanic Garden in Turkey Member Ragip Esener’s Botanic Garden in Turkey. The Botanical Garden occupies an area of approximately 22.000 m2 (236.806ft²) in the Palm Centre situated in a total area of 80.000 m2 (861.113ft²). Botanical Garden consists of the following sections: Palmetum (Palm Garden), Cactus House, Tropical Greenhouse, Water Gardens, Dream Garden (Water Lily Ponds), Tropical Fruits Garden, Oleander Collection and Oleander Cafe With more than 70 species of palms, more than 300 species of cacti and succulents, a total of more than 1000 varieties of perennial, annual, shrubs and tree type plants are in the collection.
Southern Comfort - a South Facing exotic garden in Torquay, England Maciej Pomian-Srzednicki's wonderful exotic garden in Torquay, Devon
Mexicana Garden - South of France A garden of exotics between Cannes and Nice on the French Riviera, great range of plants cultivated
A Private Botanical garden On Corsica This is a fantastic garden established by one of the earliest members of the society Jacques Deleuze
Wakehurst A National Trust Garden Run by Kew in West Sussex. It is Kew's garden in the country that contains the Millennium Seed Bank, storing seed for future generations. There are 188 hectares (465 acres) of country estate, with ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands and an Elizabethan Mansion.
Kells Bay Gardens Kells Bay Gardens opened to visitors since the autumn of 2006 is one of Ireland’s foremost Victorian gardens.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Explore glasshouses, landscapes and 250 years of history at the world's most famous garden. Climb to the treetops, delve into rainforest or discover more on a guided tour.
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses Situated in Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK, the gardens opened in 1832 are a 15 acre oasis of delight. You will find beauty, peace and also tranquility combined with excellent visitor facilities for all the family.
Compton Acres Compton Acres located in Poole Dorset, covers ten acres, was built in 1924 and is a wonderful example of a historic garden in the UK. It is of late Victorian Mixed Style design with seven distinct gardens to wander around and enjoy, including the Italian Garden and the Japanese Garden.
Ventnor Botanic Garden The Botanic Garden on the Isle of Wight is a place where the pleasure of plants can be enjoyed to the fullest. It is also a place where people of all ages can learn more about the wonderful world of plants.
Chelsea Physic Garden Situated in the heart of London, this 'Secret Garden' is a centre of education, beauty and relaxation. Founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, it continues to research the properties, origins and conservation of over 5000 plant species.
Trebah Garden Cornwall A sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. One of the Great Gardens of Cornwall and rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world.
Wisley : Royal Horticultral Society Wisley is undoubtedly one of the great gardens of the world. Its huge plant collection is also diverse, with a comprehensive fruit-growing collection, alpines, vegetables, bulbs as well as herbaceous and woody plants.
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens West Cornwall An evolving series of gardens in a beautiful sheltered valley, exotic & unfamiliar plants, unexpectedly happening upon contemporary art within the landscape
Eden Project A living Theatre of Plants in the heart of Cornwall
Abbey Gardens Tresco An exotic garden located on the isles of Scilly to the South West of Cornwall
Lamorran Gardens An exotic garden located at St. Maws in Cornwall
An exotic garden in Veenendaal - Netherlands A members great garden in the Netherlands site in Dutch and English
Will Giles's Famous exotic Garden in Norwich, Norfolk One of the most famous and inspiring exotic gardens in the UK
Gardens open to visit in Europe List of gardens opne for visiting in Holland, Belgium and Denmark