Links to Gardening Sites

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Barnsdale Gardens : Home of the Cottage Garden Society's President.

Plant Societies

Alpine Gardening Society - includes an excellent article on seed cleaning [PDF]

   Ex CGS President Sue Phillips invites members of the CGS to attend Alpine Gardening Soc talks in West Sussex.  Click here for more info.

British Cactus and Succulent Society

The Cyclamen Society

The British Fuchsia Society

Garden Organic

Hardy Plant Society

The Historic Rose Group

The National Begonia Society

National Chrysanthemum Society

Perennial - Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society

Plant Heritage  - previously known as the N.C.C.P.G.

Royal Horticultural Society

Scottish Rock Garden Club

Soil Association

Gardens to Visit

Barnsdale Gardens - home to our President, Nick Hamilton & 2 for 1 entry for CGS members with membership cards

British Plant Nursery Guide - suggestions of where to go

Fieldcrest Garden - a member's garden, open once a month and by appointment. Courses also held.

National Garden Scheme  - runs the Yellow Book open garden scheme

Snape Cottage Plantsman's Garden - in Bourton, Dorset*, a favourite for Clive Lane


Gardening Information

Gardens for Wildlife

Wild about Gardens

Wildlife Gardening Forum

Garden Forever

RHS Plant Finder- search to find a particular plant.

National Garden Association, Jacksonville, USA. Includes good plant care guides.

Hortax - The Horticultural Taxonomy Group - deals with all aspects of the naming of cultivated plants.

CGS member Chris is blogging about his development of a cottage garden style bed from CGS seeds and other "free" plants.  Follow his blog and Twitter account @PinkBugalowNes 

Joy of Plants- this site gives you access to apps for gardeners' phones - the aim of the apps is to help gardeners find the right plants for the right places in their gardens. 

Links to nurseries

Really Wild Flowers  - in Dorset, specialises in the supply of native plants and seeds.

Special Perennials - in Cheshire, near Hankelow, has many cottage garden plants.

The Cottage Herbery - near Tenbury Wells, organic and peat free herbs and others

Cotswold Garden Flowers - in Badsey, Worcs, owned by Bob Brown

Walnut Tree Garden Nursery - in Rocklands, Norfolk, lots of CGS favourites

Knoll Gardens - in Dorset, a leading ornamental grass specialist nursery

David Austin Roses - specialist growers of old, shrub, species, climbing and modern roses 

Links to garden designers

Jane Harries Garden Designs - cottage garden planting plans and designs by post and internet

Links to online garden suppliers and others

Electrical Safety in the garden

Boston Seeds - for wildflower seeds, bulbs and plants, plus advice and lots more besides

Habitat Aid - a CGS member selling seeds, trees and other plants with benefits to the environment, charities and small suppliers

The Gardening Website - A useful site for finding nurseries and gardens, as well as suppliers of all things garden-related

Hop, stock and bent - website of photography artist/gardener Francoise Sergy  

Gate Expectations by Inwood (Cymru) Ltd- wooden gates made to measure 

Woodland Products and Services - Andrew Coates supplies traditional coppice woodland products

Tigersheds - Sheds and MUCH more - interested in garden sheds?  You'll enjoy this fun & useful blog and we're mentioned here




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