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The Big Dig
Hackney, London, England
The Big Dig is a national project linking together community gardens throughout the UK. The aim of the project is to help the gardens recruit new volunteers. The project runs two national events a year...
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Brogdale Collections
Faversham, Kent, England
Independent non-profit making charitable organisation which aims to promote research in use and appreciation of fruits and other horticultural products. Formed in 1990 to safeguard the long term future of the National Fruit Collections...
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Garden and Landscape Design Association
Dublin, Ireland
The Garden & Landscape Designers Association (GLDA) is an association of qualified and experienced garden designers and landscape architects...
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Garden Organic
Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Garden Organic is the country's leading charity for promoting sustainable and organic horticulture and gardening, both here in the UK and overseas. Founded over 50 years ago by Lawrence Hills, a dedicated visionary who was ahead of his time in promoting sustainable organic growing...
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Hardy Plant Society
Near Pershore, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Explores, encourages and conserves all that is best in gardens....
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Horticultural Trades Association
Reading, Berkshire, England
The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK garden industry. It is dedicated to helping develop the industry and its member businesses...
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Institute of Horticulture
Enfield, London, England
The IoH is the single voice for the whole of horticulture, dedicated to promoting the profession and providing recognition of status for its members engaged in every aspect of the industry...
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The National Gardens Scheme
Guildford, Surrey, England
Gardens which welcome visitors on behalf of The National Gardens Scheme help raise much needed funds for some really great charities such as MacMillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care...
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National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners Ltd
Corby, Northamptonshire, England
The NSALG is the only national organisation which campaigns for the rights of allotment holders across the UK; protecting, preserving and promoting allotments for all...
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Thrive
Reading, Berkshire, England
A national charity whose mission is to research, educate and promote the use and benefits of gardening for people with a disability...
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Trellis
Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland
We're the place to come to for know-how about therapeutic gardening, the art of using gardening to help people take care of their physical, emotional and social wellbeing...
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Women’s Farm & Garden Association
Cirencester , Gloucestershire, England
A charity working since 1899 for women who earn their living in agriculture and horticulture. The current training programme ‘Women Returners to Amenity Gardening’ teaches trainees in working gardens throughout England, Wales and Scotland...
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Brogdale Collections

Description

Independent non-profit making charitable organisation which aims to promote research in use and appreciation of fruits and other horticultural products. Formed in 1990 to safeguard the long term future of the National Fruit Collections. Brogdale has the largest collection of fruit trees in the world. It is a living gene bank of over 4,000 varieties of apples, pears, plums, cherries, cobnuts, currants and quinces.

For a Great Food Day Out in Kent explore the Brogdale Orchards with fields full of fruit including apples, pears, plums, cherries, cobnuts, strawberries and quinces. Experience demonstrations, tastings and displays during our special festivals. Our Tour Guides will entertain you with the historical background to the fruit varieties in season and offer tastings while you explore. Email tours@brogdalecollections.co.uk for more info.

Visit The Courtyard Cafe full of delicious homemade cakes and farm produce or stroll around our Plant Centre, 'Grow' and Market Place shops which promote a healthy lifestyle along with local Kent crafts and of course the 'Brogdale Pigs'

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1795 536 250
Email: enquiries@brogdalecollections.co.uk
Web: www.brogdalecollections.co.uk

Location

Brogdale Farm,
Brogdale Road,
Faversham, Kent ME13 8XZ
United Kingdom

Key Words

Brogdale Farm, Faversham, Kent, Fruit Trees, National Collections, Day out in Kent

Creation Date: 
Monday, 3 June, 2013 - 17:11
Last Updated: 
Monday, 3 June, 2013 - 17:11

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Horticultural Trades Association

Description

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK garden industry. It is dedicated to helping develop the industry and its member businesses, including most garden centres and other garden retailers, growers, landscapers, manufacturers and suppliers.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1734 303 132
Email: info@the-hta.org.uk
Web: www.the-hta.org.uk

Location

Horticulture House,
19 High Street, Theale,
Reading RG7 5AH
United Kingdom

Key Words

trade, association, horticulture, gardening, career, landscape, grower

Creation Date: 
Monday, 27 January, 2014 - 20:03
Last Updated: 
Monday, 27 January, 2014 - 20:03

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Institute of Horticulture

Description

The IoH is the single voice for the whole of horticulture, dedicated to promoting the profession and providing recognition of status for its members engaged in every aspect of the industry. The various grades of membership each require specific entry qualifications and experience, thus catering for professional horticulturists at all levels. Actively encourages career progression. Visit the website for further information on the work and meetings, to join and to discover the wide range of benefits available to members. Provides advice and information to those wishing to consider horticulture as a career.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1992 707 025
Email: ioh@horticulture.org.uk
Web: www.horticulture.org.uk

Location

Capel Manor College,
Bullsmoor Lane,
Enfield EN1 4RQ
United Kingdom

Key Words

horticulture, professional, membership, gardening, career, horticulturist, gardener, landscape

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 24 March, 2015 - 12:10
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 24 March, 2015 - 12:10

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National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners Ltd

Description

The NSALG is the only national organisation which campaigns for the rights of allotment holders across the UK; protecting, preserving and promoting allotments for all. It is a not-for-profit organisation that provides free legal advice, a bespoke benefits package and the services of a regional representative to its members. To find out more visit www.nsalg.org.uk or call 01536 266 576.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1536 266 576
Email: natsoc@nsalg.org.uk
Web: www.nsalg.org.uk

Location

O'Dell House,
Hunters Road,
Corby NN17 5JE
United Kingdom

Key Words

Allotment, Gardening, Vegetables, Growing

Memberships & Accreditations

Co-operatives UK, Industrial and Provident Society

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 6 May, 2014 - 13:19
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 6 May, 2014 - 13:19

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The Big Dig

Description

The Big Dig is a national project linking together community gardens throughout the UK. The aim of the project is to help the gardens recruit new volunteers. The project runs two national events a year, Big Dig Day in March and Edible Gardens Open Day in September. Contact us to get your garden involved or to volunteer at a garden near you.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7065 0902
Email: thebigdig@sustainweb.org
Web: www.bigdig.org.uk

Location

Development House,
56-64 Leonard Street,
London EC2A 4LT
United Kingdom

Key Words

community, gardening, food, growing

Creation Date: 
Thursday, 5 June, 2014 - 08:35
Last Updated: 
Thursday, 5 June, 2014 - 08:35

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The National Gardens Scheme

Description

Gardens which welcome visitors on behalf of The National Gardens Scheme help raise much needed funds for some really great charities such as MacMillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Help the Hospices and Crossroads Care. 2012 saw The National Gardens Scheme donate over £2.6million to its beneficiary charities and in the last 10 years it has donated in excess of £22 million!

Published each year in February The Yellow Book is the essential listing of gardens to visit and provides a county-by-county guide to the thousands of welcoming gardens in England & Wales, many of which are not normally open to the public. Each garden is described and includes directions, admission price as well as opening dates and times.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1483 211 535
Email: ngs@ngs.org.uk
Web: www.ngs.org.uk

Location

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon,
Guildford, Surrey GU4 7RT
United Kingdom

Key Words

Gardens, open, charity, NGS, National Gardens Scheme, Yellow Book, visit

Creation Date: 
Monday, 11 November, 2013 - 13:06
Last Updated: 
Monday, 11 November, 2013 - 13:06

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Thrive

Description

A national charity whose mission is to research, educate and promote the use and benefits of gardening for people with a disability.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 118 988 5688
Email: info@thrive.org.uk
Web: www.thrive.org.uk

Location

The Geoffrey Udall Centre,
Beech Hill,
Reading RG7 2AT
United Kingdom

Key Words

gardening, learning, disability, research, charity

Creation Date: 
Wednesday, 4 February, 2015 - 10:24
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, 4 February, 2015 - 10:24

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Trellis

Description

We're the place to come to for know-how about therapeutic gardening, the art of using gardening to help people take care of their physical, emotional and social wellbeing.

We support a network of over 270 therapeutic gardening projects in Scotland so they can share skills, good practice and get connected.

Trellis runs training workshops and an information service, and we can visit you to give help and advice. We support research and development in therapeutic gardening. And we make sure that the voice of our network is heard by policy makers.

We bring people together. Come and join us, we're here to help you.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1738 624 348
Email: info@trellisscotland.org.uk
Web: www.trellisscotland.org.uk

Location

40 St John Street,
Perth PH1 5SP
United Kingdom

Key Words

therapeutic gardening,gardening,health,outdoor,sensory garden,adaptive gardening,gardening and health,Scotland

Creation Date: 
Wednesday, 1 July, 2015 - 09:21
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, 1 July, 2015 - 09:21

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Women’s Farm & Garden Association

Description

A charity working since 1899 for women who earn their living in agriculture and horticulture. The current training programme ‘Women Returners to Amenity Gardening’ teaches trainees in working gardens throughout England, Wales and Scotland, on a part-time basis within their home location. Membership offers a full programme of workshops on specialist subjects, garden tours and visits, career advice, regional groups, newsletters, special offers on tools, books, entrance fees to shows and exhibitions, grants, etc.

The Christine Ladley Fund was set up in 2009 offering funding for projects, education and equipment, applicants must be a member of the WFGA prior to application. Membership is open to both men and women for £22.50 email or £28 post per year.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1285 658 339
Email: admin@wfga.org.uk
Web: www.wfga.org.uk

Location

175 Gloucester Street,
Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2DP
United Kingdom
Creation Date: 
Monday, 3 June, 2013 - 18:17
Last Updated: 
Monday, 3 June, 2013 - 18:17

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