The American Botanical Council
is an independent nonprofit research and education organization
dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for
consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators,
industry and the media. ABC's website is available to its members
and provides searchable databases, articles and other science-based
and traditional information on herbs and other beneficial botanicals.
Providing total ecological, biodiversity and environmental solutions and natural land management specifically tailored to your needs; from informal advice to managing entire projects of any scale.
BGCI : Botanic Gardens Conservation
BGCI exists to ensure the world-wide conservation of threatened
plants, the continued existence of which are intrinsically linked
to global issues including poverty, human well-being and climate
change. We represent over 700 members - mostly botanic gardens
- in 118 countries. Our aim is to support and empower our members
and the wider conservation community so that their knowledge
and expertise can be applied to reversing the threat of extinction
crisis facing one third of all plants.
The Botanical Art Society of Australia (BASA)
The Botanical Art Society of Australia (BASA) fosters and promotes
the development of botanical art nationwide and brings together
people who have a love of plants and of the botanical art form.
It also explores excellence in botanical painting and drawing
and stimulates interest in plants, conservation, horticulture
and the environment.
Botany of Desire: A
Plant’s-eye View of the World
2002 edition of Michael Pollan’s book (now a documentary)
has attracted enthusiastic reviews on both sides of the Atlantic
‘…… Pollan's fascinating account of four
everyday plants and their coevolution with human society challenges traditional
views about humans and nature. …… to illustrate
the complex, reciprocal relationship between humans and the natural world ……………’. Publishers
‘Pollan shines a light on our own nature as well as on our implication
in the natural world.’ The New York Times
‘We can give no higher praise to the work of this superb science writer/reporter
than to say that his new book is as exciting as any you’ll read.’ Entertainment
and from UK
'An immensely readable and thought-provoking book' The Independent
'Pollen's stories sparkle with curious facts and bold superstitions
His aim is to encourage us to reconsider our place in the natural
world' Anne Chisholm Sunday Telegraph
'Pollan writes with clarity
and a shrewd sense of humour' Scotland on Sunday
Botany Every Day
is a site maintained by ethnobotanist Marc Williams, which addresses many concepts already, including Permaculture, Biodynamics, Transition Culture, Bio-Intensive Gardening, Wild Edible Plants, Natural Dyes, Food for Wildlife, Companion planting, Phytoremediation.
It offers annually April-November a class facilitation of the book Botany in a Day 5th ed. by Thomas Elpel : a continually updated list of resources for further exploration of Ethnobotany : a regularly updated events calendar mostly centered around the Appalachian region of the United States; and, in the near future, a unique picture/information catalog of plant families with related ethnobotanical information.
The U.S. Forest Service Celebrating Wildflowers is dedicated to
the enjoyment of the thousands of wildflowers growing on our
national forests and grasslands, and to educating the public
about the many values of native plants.
Chelsea Physic Garden
Situated in the heart of London, this 'Secret Garden' is a centre
of education, beauty and relaxation. Founded in 1673 by the Worshipful
Society of Apothecaries, it continues to research the properties,
origins and conservation of over 5000 plant species.
Tours specialise in small group escorted tours to places of interest
for those seeking a unique holiday experience.
with the “Wildman”
Learn about edible and medicinal wild vegetables, herbs,
greens, fruits, berries, nuts, seeds, and mushrooms with NYC's
favorite naturalist, "Wildman" Steve Brill. Find
out about his public Wild Food and Ecology tours in local parks,
and the work he does with kids. Read excerpts from his books,
enjoy his botanical artwork and vegetarian recipes, and find
out what happened after he was arrested and handcuffed by undercover
NYC park rangers for eating a dandelion in Central Park!
Clubs of Australia
The Garden Clubs of Australia is an umbrella organisation
to which garden clubs and like organisations in Australia can affiliate.
The premiere online directory of gardens open to the public in the UK and Ireland.
Comprehensive information and pictures of 500 top gardens with maps and ancillary
information is provided.
Gardens Illustrated magazine
Packed with brilliant planting ideas, design insights and top-notch practical advice Gardens Illustrated magazine is internationally regarded as the most beautiful and useful guide to gardens. Breathtaking photography, outstanding writing and stunning design, make it the style bible for passionate gardeners.
Gardens to visit in New Zealand also operating accommodation,
function centres, historic buildings, museums, weddings, cafes,
home cooking, plant, art and sculpture sales, fishing, animals
and bird life, winery's.
Great British Gardens
Beautiful gardens around the British Isles to visit together
with places to stay. Seasonal Gardens Guide
Society of Allotment & Leisure
NSALG maintains our British heritage by providing a united voice
for the allotment movement and action to Protect, Promote
and Preserve this traditional way of life.
Plants to Grow
The "Plants to Grow" database
is a dynamically changing storehouse of information about plants. There
are over 8,800 pictures of plants, botanical or horticultural
subjects. New data is being constantly added.
Purdue University Extension Service
This is the main page for Horticultural resources for the Purdue
Extension Service of Vanderburgh County.
The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts
There are 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the whole of the UK,
the Isle of Man & Alderney. We are working for an environment
rich in wildlife for everyone.
With 791,000 members, we are the largest UK voluntary organisation
dedicated to conserving the full range of the UK's habitats and
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS), works with teachers to:
- promote plant science and molecular biology as key curriculum
- support educators in the delivery of plant science and molecular
biology education in schools and colleges
Somerset Wildlife Trust
Somerset Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading
environmental voluntary body, with more than 20,500 members.
A cumulative photographic record of botanical excursions
with personal commentaries by an amateur field botanist. Over
2,000 species described from the British Isles, Europe and Australia.
of Biology - Herbarium
Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region providing
their botanical and common names; botanical, ethnobotanical,
chemical, medicinal and environmental details, and distribution
information for Wisconsin and North America.
and tours in Cornwall based around the Lizard peninsula - specialising
in the geology, flora and history of Cornwall.
Choose either our 2 walks a day on the Lizard or be a bit more
relaxed as we take you on our tours of the Lizard/Penwith or
Roseland in our 7 seater VW.
The Wild Flower Society
The WFS is one of the oldest botanical societies having been
founded in the 19th century. Anongst other things the site
contains photographic competition entries, lists of all wild
flowers in the British Isles, copies of the annual records diary
which have been illustrated with photos of its members and accounts
of botanical field meetings together with lists of plants found
Wildlife & Countryside
Suppliers of a wide range of nature and wildlife related products
and services, including ecological surveys, land management,
books, toys, field equipment, badger gates, garden bridges, biodegradable
pegs, seeds, bulbs, wild flowers, shrubs, trees, pond liners,
ultrasonic animal deterrents, bat detectors, wormeries & composters,
wildflower meadow turf, solar-powered products, newt fencing,
badger fencing, deer fencing, nesting & roosting boxes, torches,
environmental education and wildlife watching.