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Talking Plants – Tim Entwisle’s intelligent and entertaining views on life at RBG Melbourne
Black Walnut Dispatch – Mary Gray’s amusing musings on all things gardening & design
Garden Amateur – I think Jamie is selling himself a little short with this title. Sydney Australia
A Garden Maker’s Notes – Maria von Brincken’s beautifully spiritual New England blog
The Reflective Gardener – Silas Clifford Smith delves into all things horticulture
iGarden – Deirdre Mowat’s website & blog about plants to grow in Sydney
Our Australian Gardens – exquisite photography & insightful commentary from Mary Jo Katter, Kim Woods Rabbidge & Eamonn Katter
RBG Cranbourne – what’s happening in the Australian Garden
Sandra’s Garden – an excellent blog by Sandra Simpson with New Zealand and also international news and stories
Blackpitts Garden – James Alexander-Sinclair’s UK blog on ‘general drivel…. with a horticultural lean’
Garden Rant – 4 USA bloggers ‘uprooting the garden world’
Wychwood Gardens – David Doukidis and Matt Bendall’s garden in Mole Creek, northern Tasmania
Longwood Gardens – fascinating blog from the famous Pennsylvania garden
The Galloping Gardener – Charlotte Weychan’s blog about visiting gardens around the world
Landscape Lover’s Blog – from garden historian Jill Sinclair
The Gardenist – Michael McCoy’s blog. He’s a superb writer, with many intelligent gardening insights
Australian City Farms & Community Garden Network – great resources for those wanting to set up a community garden
A Home Owners Resource Guide to Lawns and Gardens – a very useful links page covering landscaping, gardening, pest control and sustainable gardening. (Thanks to Jamie from Delaware for finding it for me)
The Garden Professors – horticulture experts from Washington State University, including Dr Linda Chalker-Scott and Jeff Gillman dispel myths with science.
Simon Holt’s PhotoBotanic – brilliant garden photographer, Saxon Holt shares his tips and clever solutions for photographing plants and gardens
Italian Botanical Heritage – the ultimate guide to Italian gardens and landscapes



Landscape Architects Network – an excellent website covering public landscape architecture, public art, design and products



Botanical – good sources for finding correct botanical names & herbarium specimens

Multisite searches – use the RBG Edinburgh portal to search plant names on 27 international databases

Tropicos – Missouri Botanical Garden comprehensive listing of plants from tropical & subtropical zones.

Flora Europaea – database of European plants, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (note search criteria are case sensitive)

Flora Celtica – database of plants from celtic regions (focus on Scotland to date)

What’s its Name? – Australian plant name searchable database

Flora of New Zealand series – a digital, public access version of this comprehensive but scholarly series; includes Maori plant names


Australian plants

Gardening with Angus – database & info on Aust native plants, also gardening, wildlife, edible garden

Australian Native Plant Society – plant guides, news, study groups, gallery, events

Australian National Botanic Gardens – growing native plants

Calyx Horticultural Services native plant pages – comprehensive list of links for Aust native plants suitable for Queensland & subtropical zones

Queensland Gardening Pages – Calyx Horticulture’s comprehensive information & links on Queensland & subtropical gardening

PlantNet NSW – searchable database of NSW flora from Sydney RBG

FloraBase – database of West Australian flora

Toowoomba Plants – this knowledgeable and well-researched blog by Patricia Gardner concentrates on plants native to the basalt soils of SE Qld.

Australian Plant Society of NSW – expert knowledge on growing Australian plants, 21 regional groups covering NSW

Wildflower Society of Western Australia Inc – local expertise, books for sale, excellent quarterly newsletter


North American plants

North American Native Plant Society – cultivation, events, conservation, sources

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – PLANTS database, huge image gallery

Wildflower Centre (University of Austin, Texas) – native plant database

AmericanHort – knowledge center for horticulture and horticultural research


South African plants

Plant Book – indigenous plants of South Africa, with botanical index, category search & image gallery


New Zealand plants

Ngā Tipu Aotearoa – New Zealand Plants

New Zealand Native Plants and Trees – database of NZ natives, plus photos & gardening info


South American plants

Patagonian Plants – plants of Chile & Argentina


Tropical Plants

National Tropical Botanical Garden (USA – Hawaii and Florida)



Garden Travel Hub – comprehensive listings of gardens and garden events all over the world + garden travel guides to 9 regions, 20 countries and 15 locales

National Gardens Scheme – English open gardens by county, special events

The Garden Conservancy – preserving America’s exceptional gardens, news & events

Gardens in USA – USA open gardens by state

France Open gardens & parks – listing by province

New Zealand Gardens Trust – NZ open gardens & events

Elgin Open Gardens – South Africa (near Capetown) famous Nov open garden weekends

Johannesburg Open Gardens – South Africa Johannesburg Garden Club

Hong Kong Parks & Gardens – open gardens in Hong Kong

London Parks and Gardens Trust – increasing knowledge and appreciation of parks, squares, community gardens, cemeteries, churchyards throughout London, including the Open Garden Squares Weekend each June



Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) Australia

Chelsea Flower Show London, UK

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show London, UK

Pietermaritzburg Garden Show South Africa

Garden World Spring Festival Johannesburg South Africa

Chateau de Chaumont International Garden Festival, Chaumont, France

Jardins de Métis, Reford Gardens, Québec, Canada



Australian Institute of Horticulture – locate a qualified Australian horticulturist for consultations

American Society of Horticultural Science – find a certified horticulturist in your state

UK Institute of Horticulture – locate a qualified horticulturist in the UK or Ireland

American Horticultural Society – gardening information, gardening events throughout the USA

New Zealand Institute of Horticulture – quality information for NZ gardeners



Garden Clubs of Australia – lists and contacts of garden clubs throughout Australia



Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM Ltd)

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD – USA)

Society of Garden Designers (UK)

Federation of German Landscape Architects (BDLA)

Guild of Landscape Designers South Africa



Australia – associations of landscape contractors

Landscape NSW & ACT

Landscaping Victoria

Landscape Queensland

Landscapes WA

Landscape Association of South Australia


Landscape Contractors Association – VA, MD & DC

California Landscape Contractors Association

Oregon Landscape Contractors Association

South Africa

South African Landscapers Institute

Sprig – a group of South African garden lovers

The Gardening Blog – Barbie & Christine



Plants For a Future Edible Plants database – over 7000 entries, including crops, flowers, medicinal & other practical uses for plants

garden2kitchen with fab foodies Phil Dudman & Julie Ray (northern NSW)

Heritage Fruit Trees – Australian cool climate fruiting plants & information

Captain Hydroponics – comprehensive information about growing food hydroponically

Permaculture News – a great resource and newsletter for all gardeners, not just those with an interest in permaculture



Boxwood blight – comprehensive 45 min webinar on identification, prevention & treatment

Myrtle rust – NSW DPI, Vic DPI, Tas DPI, Biosecurity SA

Fusarium Wilt of Palms – RBG Sydney

Mundulla yellows – Aust eucalypts & native plants

Cypress canker

Phytophthora root rot

Armillaria root rot

Camellia tea mite

Details of disease & pest threats to UK trees – Forestry Commission of Great Britain

Details of disease & pest threats to USA trees – Forest Pathology (USA)