The AGS was founded in 1929 with the aim of promoting an interest in all
aspects of alpine plants, their cultivation in rock gardens and plant
conservation in their natural habitats. We are one of the largest specialist
garden societies in the world.
Wide-ranging and useful. Also has links to BBC TV and radio gardening
A centre of education, beauty and relaxation, the Chelsea Physic Garden was
founded by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London in 1673 for its
apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants.
The GHS is the oldest society in the world dedicated to the conservation
and study of historic designed gardens and landscapes. We have helped save or
conserve scores of important gardens since we were founded in 1966.
Garden Organic, the UK’s leading organic growing charity, has been at
the forefront of the organic horticulture movement for 50 years and is
dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food.
The Federation, formed in 1938, was originally based on societies from
Kent. Since 2001 several societies from East Sussex and Surrey have been
welcomed, bringing our membership to around 200 affiliated societies, clubs and
The primary purpose of the Kent Gardens Trust is the protection of
gardens in Kent.
Kew is still first and foremost a scientific institution. With its
collections of living and preserved plants, of plant products and botanical
information, it forms an encyclopaedia of knowledge about the plant kingdom.
Every year NGS gardens across England and Wales welcome over half a
million visitors. Most gardens which open for the NGS are privately owned and
open just a few times each year. Some gardens open as part of a group with the
whole community involved.
The National Vegetable Society NVS is a registered charity dedicated to
advancing the culture, study and improvement of vegetables offering help and
advice to novice and expert show grower alike.
The RHS is the UK’s leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing
horticulture and promoting good gardening. Our goal is to help people share a
passion for plants, to encourage excellence in horticulture and inspire those
with an interest in gardening.
We want to see a country rich in native woods and trees enjoyed and
valued by everyone. Aims: work with others to plant more native trees; protect
native woods, trees and their wildlife for the future; and inspire all to enjoy
and value woods and trees.