Garden/Horticultural Organisations

There are several organisations which open their own gardens, list a number of independent gardens which open under their aegis or which offer virtual tours if you can’t visit in person. And, of course, they offer a number of other services. Here, we list those we know about (please let us know if there are any others we haven’t mentioned).

Please remember that in the current situation, “in-person” visits to gardens may be limited and you may need to book in advance. Details will be found on the individual organisations’ web sites.

The RHS maintains four gardens and is opening its fourth soon. In addition to these, there are a number of “Partner Gardens” whose owners offer benefits to RHS members such as two-for-one admission. And son’t forget the shows and other services it offers.

A large number of gardens open under the NGS to raise money for charity. Details can be found in its annual “Yellow Book” and on its web site.

Perennial is the “new” name for the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society a charity aiming to help horticulturalists in times of need. It currently maintains two gardens and organises a range of events including visits to other gardens.

The National Trust maintains not only historic buildings but also gardens throughout England and Wales.