Societies & Associations

Whittingham Gardening Club

Welcome to the Roots and Shoots, Whittingham Gardening Club, Walthamstow. The club meets at 8.00 p.m. to 10 00 p.m. on the first Friday of each month at Unity Hall, Bramley Close, Walthamstow, E17 6EG. Benefits of joining the club include: guest speakers talking on a variety of gardening subjects, demonstrations on aspects of horticulture, a monthly newsletter, expert help with your gardening projects, outings to nurseries and other places of gardening interest and an annual flower show in July.

Wexford Garden Trail

A group of 21 garden attractions, consisting of private gardens, small specialist nurseries, an arboretum and public garden and two family owned garden centres – all situated in the sunny south east of Ireland.

Wexford Local Development (WLD) has been developing a series of tourism trails and networks across County Wexford, through the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013. This has enabled a strategic development of the tourism sector and the Garden Trail was the first to be formed in conjunction with Wexford County Council and Fáilte Ireland in April 2012.

Our gardens reflect the history and diversity of the county and its landscape. Some of the gardens were originally laid out in the 18th and 19th centuries while others were begun just 10 years ago. Our larger public gardens provide an ideal outing for all the family, and our smaller private gardens will give you not only an enjoyable and relaxing day, they will also introduce you to the large range of plants which we can grow in this temperate region. Our trail includes specialist nurseries for the more unusual plants and, spread throughout the county, award winning garden centres who will provide for all your garden needs.

The owners of all the garden locations on our trail will be happy to welcome you and to assist you with any information you require to enjoy your visit to County Wexford.

Tilehurst Horticultural Association

Tilehurst Horticultural Association based in Reading, Berkshire. We aim to provide the gardening community of Tilehurst with horticultural supplies at reasonable prices, together with a lively programme of talks and activities throughout the year. Please join us!

The Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is country’s largest woodland conservation charity with over 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 sites, covering over 26,000 hectares, all over the UK.

We’re standing up for woods and trees. We protect and campaign, plant trees, and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people.

To realise our vision, over the next 10 years, we will be strengthening the role of trees and woods in our landscapes and communities and rekindling our love of them.
Find out all about our strategy for the future, ‘Join us on the journey to 2025’ (PDF, 2.4MB)
Why trees need us

Just 13% of the UK is covered with trees. That’s low compared to the average European country that has 37%.

Since the 1930s, more than half the UK’s ancient woodland we had has been destroyed. This rich, complex habitat dates back to medieval times and once swept in vast swathes across our countryside; today it covers just 2% of the UK. And we stand to lose even more as airports, roads and railways expand, houses are built and diseases attack.

The effects are devastating: 60% of our animal and plant species have declined in the past 50 years. Many are now endangered; some face extinction.
Over the years, we’ve identified woods under threat and fought to save them, campaigning alongside local communities or raising funds to buy them ourselves. We’ve also acquired land ripe with potential and created beautiful new woodland close to people’s homes.

We now own more than 1,000 wildlife-rich native woods across the UK. Many are ancient woods and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

All are open and free to enjoy.

0330 333 3300
NG31 6LL
The Woodland Trust Kempton Way Grantham
The Royal National Rose Society

Founded in 1876, the RNRS is the world’s leading specialist plant society.

The Pelargonium and Geranium Society

The Pelargonium and Geranium Society, was established at the start of 2009. The Society was borne out of the amalgamation of The British Pelargonium and Geranium Society and the British and European Geranium Society.

The Society welcomes all persons who are interested, or would like to become interested, in the fascinating genera of plants named Geraniaceae. Members receive four quarterly copies of the Society’s Journals per year plus have access to expert advice and can enter or just visit Society shows and events.
The National Begonia Society

The National Begonia Society was formed in 1948 the Society has members throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. We have representatives based throughout the country who organise Area Shows & Meetings and are available to offer advice to members.

Promote and encourage the more extended culture of begonias. Though there are thousands of begonias (species and hybrids) known and grown throughout the world there is no doubt that in the UK the most popular one grown is the large flowered tuberous double. The Society wishes to encourage many more members to cultivate a much wider range of begonia species and hybrids.

01254 249513
Robert Bryce
40 East Lancs Rd, Blackburn.
The Gardens Trust

The Gardens Trust is a UK national charity dedicated to the research and conservation of designed landscapes and to campaigning on their behalf. The Gardens Trust, as the statutory consultee in England for registered parks and gardens, plays a key conservation role, and more widely supports the County and Country Gardens Trusts in protecting and conserving our landscape heritage. The Gardens Trust was formed in 2015 from the merger of the Garden History Society (GHS) and the Association of Gardens Trusts (AGT).

The Gardens Trust brings together people from many backgrounds united by a love and concern for historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes and an interest in the factors that shaped them: the history of our garden heritage, the discovery and introduction of plants, garden archaeology and the relation of park and garden design to architecture, art, literature and society.

0207 608 2409
The Gardens Trust
70 Cowcross Street, London.
The Alpine Garden Society (UK)

The Alpine Garden Society was founded in 1929 with the aim of promoting an interest in all aspects of alpine plants, rock gardening and rock garden plants, in fact any small hardy plants and bulbs, their cultivation in rock gardens and plant conservation in their natural habitats. We are one of the largest specialist garden societies in the world. Our membership includes amateur gardeners, plant enthusiasts, professional growers, botanists, naturalists, photographers and artists, as well as those who are just beginning to discover the fascination of alpines.

Whatever your interest in alpine and rock garden plants we believe our Society has something to offer everyone.

01386 554790
The Alpine Garden Society
AGS Centre,
Avon Bank,
Tatton Garden Society

Tatton Garden Society is one of Britain’s foremost botanic and horticultural societies, with its own 11 hectare (28 acre) arboretum and botanic site open to the public and which is one of Cheshire’s “Gardens of Distinction”.

Tatton Garden Society was formed in 1962. Its purpose is the promotion of science and research in horticulture for the benefit of the public. The Society is a registered charity. We are affiliated to the Royal Botanical & Horticultural Society of Manchester & the Northern Counties and affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society Member of Botanic Gardens Conservation International.

The Society operates through a Management Committee and a series of sub-committees covering the main activities which include the management of the Society’s 28 acre arboretum, summer visits to notable gardens, winter lectures, plant sales and social events.