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Blogs and Websites

  • Talking Plants – For anyone interested in delving into the fascinating world of plants then Tim Entwisle’s intelligent and entertaining views on life at RBG Melbourne is well worth checking out.
  • Black Walnut Dispatch – Mary Gray lives in Burke, Virginia in the suburbs of Washington DC. Read her amusing musings on all things gardening and design in this blog, named for the trees that grow in her garden.
  • iGarden – Deirdre Mowat calls herself the compulsive gardener and her website & blog about plants to grow in Sydney is testament to this. The posts are not only informative but indicative of what’s happening in Deirdre’s own garden.
  • Our Australian Gardens – With exquisite photography and insightful commentary, this site features stories of gardens in Australia and overseas. Mary Jo Katter, Kim Woods Rabbidge & Eamonn Katter are responsible for this inspiring collection.
  • RBG Cranbourne –  The Australian Garden in Melbourne Australia is a mecca for native plant lovers. This website features a whole lot more about plant identification, discover and the science of plants.
  • Sandra’s Garden – Find a wonderful source of adventures in gardening as Sandra Simpon writes well about people, plants and events in her homeland New Zealand as well as internationally.
  • James Alexander-Sinclair is one of England’s foremost garden designers and this blog features some of his best work. With beautiful images there is plenty to love.
  • Garden Rant – These USA bloggers are intent on ‘uprooting the garden world’ with posts that cover all things garden related with knowledgeable commentary.
  • Longwood Gardens – This fascinating blog from the famous Pennsylvania garden. This garden is the living legacy of Pierre S. du Pont, and lives up to its mission of inspiring people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the arts.
  • The Gardenist – Michael McCoy’s blog is a hub for curious gardeners that features superb images and excellent written material jam-packed with clever and insightful gardening information.
  • The Garden Professors – These horticulture experts from Washington State University, including Dr Linda Chalker-Scott and Jeff Gillman dispel myths with science. They aim to advance the science of gardening with a series of articles that are easy to read and helpful.
  • PhotoBotanic – Is all about brilliant garden photographer, Saxon Holt, who shares his tips and clever solutions for photographing plants and gardens. Check out the beautiful imagery and be inspired.

Landscape Architecture

  • Landscape Architects Network – This excellent website covers public landscape architecture, public art, design and products. For great insight into the latest in all things global landscape architecture.

Plant Information

  • Multisite searches – The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Catalogue of Living Collections is a portal to search plant names on 17 international databases.
  • Tropicos – This impressive database links more than 1.33 million scientific names with over 4.8million specimens and more than  685 thousand digital images. the data is offered to the world’s scientific community as a free service.
  • What’s its Name? – This Australian plant name searchable database is part of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
  • Flora of New Zealand This digital, public access version of this comprehensive but scholarly series; includes Maori plant names and is a valuable resource.

Australian Plants

  • Gardening with Angus – Angus Stewart is an expert in Australian plants and gardening. This is an excellent resource with incisive information about Australian native plants, also gardening, wildlife and edible gardens.
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens – An excellent resource into inspiring, informing and connecting people with Australian flora. It has data covering plant identification, research and education.
  • Calyx Horticultural Services native plant pages – This is a comprehensive list of links to a plethora of informative website with information on Australian native plants including those suitable for Queensland & subtropical zones.
  • Queensland Gardening Pages – Calyx Horticulture’s comprehensive information and links on Queensland and subtropical gardening. The site includes plant information as well as monthly jobs to do.
  • PlantNet NSW – This searchable and thorough database of NSW flora from Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens is a valuable resource.
  • FloraBase – For all flora Western Australian, this is the place to search with plant names, descriptions, photos and maps.
  • Australian Plant Society of NSW – This group includes people from all walks life lie with a passion to learn, share, grow and conserve Australian native plants and their habitats. Tap into this expert knowledge on growing Australian plants, with  21 regional groups covering NSW.
  • Wildflower Society of Western Australia Inc – Shameless in its promotion of the conservation and enjoyment of wildflowers in WA. With local expertise, books for sale, excellent quarterly newsletter.


  • Garden Travel Hub – Features 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 scheme gives visitors access to more than 3700 gardens in England and Wales and raises money for nursing and health charities.
  • The Garden Conservancy – An organisation designed to preserve, share and celebrate America’s exceptional gardens. as well as publish news and hold events.
  • New Zealand Gardens Trust – Lists more than 112 open gardens throughout New Zealand as well as a calendar of events.
  • London Parks and Gardens Trust – Aims to increase  knowledge and appreciation of London’s green spaces – parks, squares, community gardens, cemeteries and churchyards, including the Open Garden Squares Weekend.

International Gardens & Shows

  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) Australia’s largest garden show, inspires with spectacular show gardens, meet landscape designers, peruse stalls selling everything from bulbs, plants to tools and garden accessories.
  • Chelsea Flower Show London, UK. Among the world’s greatest flower show with its gutting-edge garden design, fabulous floral displays not to mention great shopping.
  • Chateau de Chaumont International Garden Festival, Chaumont, France. As well as the festival there’s an inspiring and original center for arts and nature.
  • Jardins de Métis – Reford Gardens, Québec, Canada. This living open-air museum features some 3000 species and is located 300km northeast of Quebec City.
  • National Tropical Botanical Garden (USA – Hawaii and Florida) – Dip in to learn more about preserving tropical plant diversity, plant research, conservation and education.

Gardening and Horticulture

  • Australian Institute of Horticulture – Represents the interests and professional development of horticulturists in Australia.  Locate a qualified Australian horticulturist for consultations.
  • Chartered Institute of Horticulture – Aims to foster close relationships with all secotrs of professional horticulture throughout the UK and Ireland.
  • American Horticultural Society – As its mission, this body aims to open the eyes of all Americans to the connection between people and plants and to inspire being responsible caretakers of the earth.
  • New Zealand Institute of Horticulture – Supports the most popular recreational activity in New Zealand – horticulture and gardening by promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of plants.

Garden Clubs



  • Plants For a Future Edible Plants database – With over 7000 entries, including crops, flowers, medicinal & other practical uses for plants this is a valuable resource.
  • Heritage Fruit Trees – Australian cool climate fruiting plants & information. Also offers a range of workshops including on pruning and orchard establishment.
  • Permaculture Research Institute –  An awesome resource and newsletter for all gardeners, not just those with an interest in permaculture.