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BBC Gardeners' World
Learn the basics of how to be a gardener: information about garden design and plants from BBC experts.

Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland
List of plant societies and contacts.

Flowers and Plants
Very informative site with lots of facts and information about plants and flowers as well as many illustrations.

Forestry Commission
Find out about the work and research of the Forestry Commission plus leisure activities, sustainable forestry etc. and useful information about trees, forests and climate change (click on the 'Woodlands for Learning' image).

Garden Organic
The website of Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA), the national charity for organic growing. Find information about organic gardening for beginners, how to make compost, events and courses and much more.

GOV.UK: Apply for an Allotment
Use GOV.UK to locate and apply for an allotment near you.

National Allotments Society
The National Allotment Society site tells you about the history, advocates the benefits of having an allotment and coordinates National Allotment Week.

National Gardens Scheme (NGS)
Find gardens in England and Wales open for charity through the National Gardens Scheme (listed in the Yellow Book). Many of these are privately owned.

Plant Heritage: The National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens
Plant Heritage: The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens aims to encourage the propagation and conservation of garden plants in the British Isles. Find information on national plant collections, botany, local groups etc.

Plantlife UK
Plantlife UK's mission is to protect the nation's wild plants. Find information about its conservation work, campaigns and nature reserves in the UK and lists of wild plants and species. Included are details of the county flower for each county in the UK.

Royal Horticultural Society
Information about plants as well as help and advice from the Royal Horticultural Society. Includes information about RHS gardens and events.

The Herb Society
Articles and information about herbs.

The Tree Register
The Tree Register website lists basic details about champion native species (largest, tallest and exceptional specimens). You can also search for notable tree collections in Britain and Ireland and find out how to measure the girth, height and growth of a tree.

Tree Council
Information about the Tree Council and its activities - including the tree warden scheme and an events section.

UK Gardening
Garden for beginners - planning a garden, plant names, gardening tips and projects, garden pests and a garden picture gallery.

Wild About Gardens
Wild About Gardens is a joint project between The Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Horticultural Society, bringing together the worlds of gardening and nature conservation for the benefit of people and wildlife. Full of ideas for encouraging more wildlife to visit your garden.

Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust is a charity dedicated to the protection of native woodland. Search for a wood in the UK and find out more about woods, their conservation and current campaigns.

Woodland Trust: Ancient Tree Hunt
Search this site, maintained by the Woodland Trust, for ancient trees by species or county.

Woodland Trust: British Trees
The Woodland Trust website aims to be the definitive guide to British tree species on the Internet.

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