Useful Websites for gardens and plants

The website links below are ones which we find particularly helpful and many, but not all, are referred to in the text of our website. It goes without saying that we can not take any responsibility for the accuracy or content of these third party websites and we are very much aware that the list is far from comprehensive. If you do feel that a link should be added, please do not hesitate to let us know by sending an email, but please also respect our discretion to decide which websites we will include in this list. Finally, the list below does NOT include sites where salient text is only in Dutch. These can be found by clicking on the Dutch flag.

Aroids and Arisaemas

http://botu07.bio.uu.nl/arisaema/ University of Utrecht botanical gardens
www.aroid.org/ International Aroid Society
www.plantdelights.com/ Tony Avent’s (USA) – good pictures and information on arisaemas and other plants.
www.hillkeep.ca/
http://www.bencandlin.co.uk/ An Aroid Specialist with  a wide range of Aroids for sale, including Arisaema, Amorphophallus, Arum, Colocasia and Zantedeschia.

Camellias

There are three camellia society sites that have good pictorials etc.

www.camellias-acs.com/ American Camellia Society
www.duchyofcornwallnursery.co.uk Duchy of Cornwall nursery – an excellent nursery site in the UK
http://www.internationalcamellia.org/home,en-us International Camellia Society

Exotic plants (palms, banana, bamboo, etc.)

Many specialist nurseries have informative websites and those below have a UK bias. On the Dutch page, they tend to be Benelux based, but some sites have an English language option, so please do a quick check of these as well. For good general information and extensive further links see:

http://c.webring.com/hub?ring=theexoticgardenl Ring to link sites featuring exotic plants / gardening in a cooler climate.
http://www.panglobalplants.com/ Pan-Global Plants is a specialist nursery founded by Nick Macer in 1997. Located in the Severn Valley of Gloucestershire, he provides an inspiring selection of the finest, most desirable and often rarest plants capable of growing on these isles.

Bamboo societies (excellent links to suppliers and other information)  

www.Bamboo.org  The American Bamboo society
http://www.bamboo-society.org.uk

Good nursery sites are:

www.crug-farm.co.uk Something for people interested in (very) usual plants
www.plantdelights.com Tony Avent’s highly informative site including plants for sale in the USA
www.urbanjungle.uk.com The Urban Jungle Nursery, UK
www.davids-exoticplants.co.uk David’s exotic plants, UK
www.thepalmcentre.co.uk The Palm Nursery, UK

Suppliers of seeds are:

www.jungleseeds.co.uk Jungle seeds and gardens, UK
www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/ B & T World Seeds, France

 Ferns

www.rickardshardyferns.co.uk Europe’s premier fern nursery
www.hardyferns.org A good website for ferns
https://www.bowdenhostas.com/categories/Ferns/Ferns-%252d-Special-and-Rare/ A website with special and rare ferns

Hosta

There are numerous links on hostas, many we use are primarily in Dutch and not given here so the adventerous reader may like to click over to the Dutch site as well. Many national hosta societies have useful sites.

www.hostahem.org.uk British Hosta and hemerocallis society
www.hostavereniging.nl Dutch hosta society
www.hosta.org/ American hosta society<<>
www.hostalibrary.org/index.html Good for photographs<<><<>
www.hostaparadise.com Fransen hostas gives comprehensive descriptions
http://hostaregistrar.org/search.php An excellent source for background information on hosta hybrids
http://www.plantdelights.com/Article/Fragrant-Hostas/Buy-Fragrant-Hosta An article on fragrant hostas
   

Magnolia

www.magnoliasociety.org  
www.rhodogroup-rhs.org/ RHS Rhododendron, Camellia & Magnolia group
   

Rhododendron

http://hirsutum.info/ The purpose of this website is to give an overview (photos and information) of as many rhododendron species and cultivars (hybrids) as possible. A virtual botanical garden. A virtual arboretum. An online database with information and pictures.
www.esveld.nl Esveld – one of Europe’s major specialists
www.rhododendron.org/ American Rhododendron Society
www.rhodogroup-rhs.org/ RHS Rhododendron, Camellia & Magnolia group
   

Roses

National Rose Societies have excellent informative sites and provide additional links. Simply putting “rose society”into Google yields many more.

www.rnrs.org/ UK Royal National Rose Society
www.canadianrosesociety.org/ The Canadian Rose Society

Shade plants

Clearly, links under other sections are relevant (e.g.hosta , ferns, aroids, rhododendrons) but two excellent sites from shade plant specialists are: 

www.crug-farm.co.uk/ Crug Farm Plants in N. Wales
http://www.hessenhof.nl/ Hessenhof in Netherlands (plant descriptions only in Dutch)
   

General Websites

  The selection here is ineviatably idiosyncratic, but here goes:

www.esveld.nl Esveld has a massive databank of photos that are excellent when used in conjunction with data in other books, such as The Hiller Manual of Trees and Shrubs
http://heronswood.com/  
www.mygarden.net.au/ An Australian online resource for lovers of gardens with a growing international listing of private gardens. (Click on “gardening resources”, then on “gardens” and finally on “private”)
www.cgf.net Bob Brown’s “Cotswold GArden Flowers”nursery is well worth a visit if you are looking for something unusual
https://www.jenreviews.com/how-to-start-a-garden/  An interesting blog from a lady in New Zealand on how to start a garden.

 

                    

Other links to open gardens

   
http://www.europesetuinen.nl//  
A website with many open gardens all over Europe, visited by Garden Tours.
http://tuin.startpagina.nl/  
http://www.groei.nl/2362.html Groei en Bloei
http://www.groei.nl/1087.html Groei en Bloei section Nijkerk and Hoevelaken
www.vandaagopstap.nl Gives ideas for garden visits and other trips in The Netherlands.
http://www.b9.nl/retour/index.htm?i=359090 Many links to open gardens in The Netherlands.
www.tuinsite.nl/open-tuinen  Many links to open private gardens in The Netherlands.
 http://www.opentuinagenda.nl/ Many links to open gardens in The Netherlands 
www.tuinen.nl An inspiration source for gardeners and country people (in Dutch)
 

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