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See our Specialist Nurseries page for a map and details of many specialist Nurseries who visit plant fairs in our region.

Let us know of any other nurseries you'd like us to include.

The National Hardy Plant Society Facebook Page

The Royal Horticultural Society Website

The Royal Horticultural Society Facebook Page

The Alpine Garden Society Website

The Scottish Rock Garden Club Website

Plant Fairs at Felley Priory

Shires Plant Fairs are held on The Croquet Lawn, Central Avenue, West Bridgford, NG2 5GR. 9am-2pm approx

Saturday 16th April 2022
Saturday 21st May
Saturday 18th June
Saturday 16th July
Saturday 20th August
Saturday 17th September

Wollaton Hall's Website - find out about What's On and Tours.

Nottingham City Council's downloadable leaflets for Wollaton Walk and 10 Tree Trails around the City. (3/4 way down the page)

National Garden Scheme Gardens open for Charity, listed in The Yellow Book.

Specialist Plant Fairs

Charity Specialist Plant Fairs

University of Leicester Events including Plant Fairs

Plant Hunters' Fair

Flower Power Fairs

Please check with venue before travelling.

The Independent Plant Nurseries Guide aims to support Independent British Nurseries and our incredible growers and nursery-people, by bringing as many independent nurseries together, under one virtual roof.

Plant Heritage is the world’s leading garden plant conservation charity. Formerly known as the National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens (NCCPG), Plant Heritage brings together the talents of botanists, horticulturalists and conservationists and the dedication of keen amateur and professional gardeners.

Hortax - The Horticultural Taxonomy Group Information for the non-specialist enthusiast wishing to learn more about how plants are named. Has a good page of links to many Plant Societies.

The Plant List is a working list of all known plant species. It aims to be comprehensive for species of Vascular plant (flowering plants, conifers, ferns and their allies) and of Bryophytes (mosses and liverworts).

Collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden enabled the creation of The Plant List by combining multiple checklist data sets held by these institutions and other collaborators.

Great British Gardens is a garden information guide for Great Britain. 700 pages, including gardens by county, alphabetic order, map search, seasonal gardens and great garden designers

Nottingham Organic Gardeners are a gardening group in Nottingham, aiming to promote organic gardening, sustainable gardening and a more localised food culture.

St Ann's Allotments have launched a new website in March 2021

Nottinghamshire Gardens Trust

If you love Nottinghamshire's parks, gardens and other designed landscapes, or want to learn more, they organise events including family fun and specialist talks.

Four Winds Horticulture

Garden Advice: to help you get the most out of your garden, with guidance on design, plant choice and management.

Soft Landscaping: planting plans, sourcing from suppliers, site preparation and planting.

Maintenance: weeding, pruning, mulching, dividing perennials

HPS Nottm Group member, William Stanger M.A. - email:

mobile: 07512 569936

West Bridgford and Rushcliffe Horticultural Society Membership is open to allotment holders and private gardeners living in Rushcliffe.

Beechgrove Garden TV programme (begins in April)

From Gardens Illustrated.

The Spalding Plant and Bulb Company

The Seed Site webpages about seeds - collecting seeds, storing seeds, sowing seeds, germinating seeds and exchanging seeds, with pictures of seeds, seedpods and seedlings (and a bit of botany!)

Identifying Ferns in the UK, from the British Pteridological Society

The UK's foremost Salvia website. Robin's Salvias website contains much information but he sadly died about two years ago.

Suggested blogs

Gardening blogs are interesting to read and even more so when the writer is local and a Nottingham Group member. Three such blogs are - Alison Levey Karen Gimson June Saddington

All three are about the joys and tribulations of gardening, mostly in their own gardens, but also their occasional visits to gardens around the UK and reviews of garden tools, books and the like. All are well written with regular postings and our congratulations must go to Alison who recently won the Garden Media Guild Blog of the Year 2019!

John Jearrard - a very keen plantsman - regularly updated.

John Grimshaw - Director of the Castle Howard Arboretum Trust. Not been updated for a while, but has good Facebook and Instagram pages

James Alexander-Sinclair - from Blackpitts Garden

Wollypark's Blog - a local blogger with lots of local info. especially on Wollaton Park

Helen Johnstone - and her local Group of The Hardy Plant Society

We also have a Facebook page and are on Twitter