The Herb Society
The Herb Society is an internationally-renowned educational charity dedicated to encouraging the appreciation and use of herbs, bringing together those interested in herbs whether they are professionals or amateurs.
The National Trust
Membership means free entry to numerous houses, parks and gardens for inspiration as well as three magazines a year.
The Royal Horticulture Society
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Membership means free entry to their main gardens and many others with a monthly magazine, excellent for new and experienced gardeners.
The Royal National Rose Society
Founded in 1876, the Royal National Rose Society is a leading gardening charity dedicated to encouraging, improving and extending the science, art and practice of the cultivation and conservation of roses.
Gardens to visit
Kew Gardens (a World Heritage Site) and Wakehurst Place in West Sussex - these house Kew's collections, laboratories and the Millennium Seed Bank - and show the importance of plants in all our lives.
The flagship garden of the RHS, Wisley, captures the imagination with richly planted borders, luscious rose gardens and of course, the state-of the-art new Glasshouse.