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Growing Plants - Interactive Encyclopaedia Software
This is a fully interactive and easy-to-use plant database software with information on growing over 20,000 plants plus 15,000 stunning plant pictures. A great resource for gardeners, professionals & students, you can manage your own plant list and keep records on your methods and success.

Plants for a Future
Plants For A Future is a resource centre for rare and unusual plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or other uses. We practise vegan-organic permaculture with emphasis on creating an ecologically sustainable environment based largely on perennial plants.

International Society for Horticultural Science
ISHS, the world's leading, independent organization of horticultural scientists, has more than 6000 members representing 146 countries. It is the world's leading independent organization of horticultural scientists and publisher of several journals.

Sheen Botanical Labels
Engravers of plant and tree labels and plaques to a client's specific order, Sheen Botanical Labels also manufacture plant label stems and supply tree fixing kits. Suppliers to royal palaces, stately homes, botanical collections, public and private gardens and arboreta, landscape gardeners, and more

Thrive - Using Gardening to Change Lives
Gardening can help anyone with a disability. Through its research, education and promotional activities Thrive aims to show how, why and where people with a disability can benefit.

Conservation Checklist for Gardeners
An estimated 100,000 of the world's plants are in danger of extinction. As a gardener, you can play an active role in saving threatened plants. Check out the Plant Conservation Checklist for Gardeners to see how you can make a difference in saving the planet’s most important resource.

Garden Messenger
GardenMessenger is an online community of gardeners from all over the world, who communicate with one another through the Internet, sharing information, ideas and tips freely with one another in a spirit of friendship and goodwill. We welcome everyone from beginners to specialist experts.

How to be a Gardener
This online course, prepared by the BBC in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society, is for anyone wanting to learn the basics of gardening. Although it's designed for home gardeners, a lot of the design advice and hints will be relevant to botanic gardens and of course, for educators.

The Royal Horticultural Society
Established in 1804, the Royal Horticultural Society is dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Their goal is to help people share a passion for plants, to encourage excellence in horticulture and inspire all those with an interest in gardening.

The Institute of Horticulture
The Institute of Horticulture is the authoritative organisation representing all those professionally engaged in Horticulture in the UK & Ireland. The Institute provides the opportunity to make a really effective contribution to the future of Horticulture, and its importance as a career.

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmers Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving
This book is a great read for anybody who might have an interest in plant breeding. The author starts off at a relatively basic level and explains using practical examples how plant breeding is performed using a number of well-established techniques and processes. It is highly informative.
The Ultimate Guide to Growing Successfully from Seed
Jekka McVicar shows you how to grow seeds successfully. Suitable for gardeners at all levels.