English Garden History and Garden Societies

English Garden
Discover the historic English Gardens, details on how and when they were created. Plus Societies that specialize in English Gardens, hardy perennials and herbs. Visit their sites for tips and pictures

American Rose Society star[offsite link]
Dedicated to the enjoyment, enhancement, and promotion of the rose, the American National Floral Emblem. Good articles on Rose of the month

Cottage Garden Society star[offsite link]
The Society has approx. 9,000 members worldwide. The cottage garden style is informal, with the emphasis on the pleasure of growing plants and enjoying their form, flowers and scent throughout the seasons.

English Garden History star
Understanding the evolution of the English cottage garden will help you in creating your own.

English Gardening Word Glossary star
What's the difference between annual and perennial flowers? Consult this glossary of gardening terms and you'll talk like a gardener!

Gertrude Jekyll star
Gertrude Jekyll, garden designer, plantswoman, craftswoman, the Garden Museum

Historic buildings and their gardens star[offsite link]
Details of Historic sites and their landscapes plus conservation measures.

The Chelsea Physic Garden, founded in 1673 star[offsite link]
Find out about the history of plants, their collectors and browse through a selection of photographs of the Garden and its plants.

The Garden History Society star[offsite link]
Find out what is happening in Britain to conserve historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes, and details on the history of gardens.

The Hardy Plant Society star[offsite link]
12,000 members around the globe. Details on hardy plants, plant fairs, seed exchange and publications.

The Royal National Rose Society star[offsite link]
Facts on roses, where to grow them and which ones are of special merit, from this British organization.

The World Federation of Rose Societies star[offsite link]
The national rose societies of 40 countries. Find details of them all, plus facts on rose trials around the world

The world´s first Museum of Garden History star[offsite link]
Take a virtual tour of the Museum of Garden History which is next to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the Thames, and almost opposite the Houses of Parliament.

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