Shires Plant Fairs are held on The Croquet Lawn, Central Avenue, West Bridgford, NG2 5GR. 9am-2pm approx
19th June 2021
17th July 2021 - We will have a plant stall at the fair in July
21st August 2021
18th September 2021
Specialist Plant Fairs
University of Leicester Events including Plant 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.
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
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.
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 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.
Gardening blogs are interesting to read and even more so when the writer is local and a Nottingham Group member. Three such blogs are -
blackberrygarden.co.uk Alison Levey
bramblegarden.com Karen Gimson
thecynicalgardener.com 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