03.0618 Nationwide Gardening Organisations

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. Read more »

Location

40 St John Street,
Perth PH1 5SP
United Kingdom

Thrive

Description

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

Location

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

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.

Location

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

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.

Location

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

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.

Location

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

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! Read more »

Location

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

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. Read more »

Location

175 Gloucester Street,
Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2DP
United Kingdom

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. Read more »

Location

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

Garden and Landscape Design Association

Description

The Garden & Landscape Designers Association (GLDA) is an association of qualified and experienced garden designers and landscape architects. Formed in 1995, it aims to set and maintain the highest professional standards in garden design. Before becoming a new member, each applicant is rigorously assessed by an external panel of professionals, made up of acknowledged experts from the garden design, landscape architecture and horticultural fields.

Location

PO Box 10954,
Dublin, Dublin 18
Ireland
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