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BOTANICAL GARDENS AND ARBORETA | SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONS | INTERNET RESOURCES | LOCAL INTEREST

BOTANICAL GARDENS AND ARBORETA

Arnold Arboretum
The Arnold Arboretum publishes Arnoldia, and maintains a living collection of woody plants from around the world.
URL: http://arboretum.harvard.edu
Institute for Cultural Landscape Studies
URL: http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The garden conducts education and research, and is known for its publications. Plants and Gardens News is available at the website, along with virtual tours and information on botany, garden design, sustainable gardening, and other topics.
URL: http://www.bbg.org/

Missouri Botanical Garden
Active in horticultural research and education, the Missouri Botanical Garden also maintains a large website with a great deal of useful information including a collection of interesting Internet links, sources for exotic seeds, fact sheets on all aspects of gardening, and a plant-finder database.
URL: http://www.mobot.org

The New York Botanical Garden
Resources at the New York Botanical Garden include the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, one of the world's largest botanic libraries, demonstration gardens for home gardeners, and research and educational programs. The website offers botanical and gardening information.
URL: http://www.nybg.org

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Royal Botanic Gardens promotes education and global research in horticulture, sustainable agriculture, plant diversity, and related areas.
URL: http://www.kew.org

United States National Arboretum
Maintained by the U.S.D.A., the Arboretum supports research and education, and hosts the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum.
URL: http://www.usna.usda.gov

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SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

American Bonsai Society
URL: http://www.absbonsai.org/

American Community Gardening Association
URL: http://communitygarden.org/

American Daffodil Society
URL: http://www.daffodilusa.org

American Fern Society
URL: http://amerfernsoc.org/

American Hemerocallis Society
URL: http://www.daylilies.org/ahs/daylilies.html

American Horticultural Society
One of the oldest national gardening organizations in the country, with headquarters located at River Farm in Alexandria, Virginia. The organization publishes The American Gardener.
URL: http://www.ahs.org

American Horticultural Therapy Association
http://www.ahta.org

American Iris Society
URL: http://www.irises.org/

American Orchid Society
URL: http://www.aos.org/default.aspx?id=1

American Rose Society
URL: http://www.ars.org

American Violet Society
URL: http://americanvioletsociety.org/

Green Guerrillas
Since 1973, New York's Green Guerillas has helped thousands of people turn "vacant rubble strewn lots into vibrant community gardens."
URL: http://www.greenguerillas.org

National Gardening Association
This non-profit organization focuses on "everyday home gardening" and publishes National Gardening.
URL: http://www.garden.org

National Wildflower Research Center
URL: http://www.wildflower.org

North American Rock Garden Society
URL: http://www.nargs.org

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INTERNET RESOURCES

Dave’s Garden
Gardening information and guides, along with information about gardening products and sources.
http://davesgarden.com/

Cornell University Home Gardening
http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/

Garden Forever
Gardening "for people of all ages, abilities and lifestyles."
URL: http://www.gardenforever.com

Garden Rant: Uprooting the Gardening World Blog from a team of opinionated writers.
URL: http://gardenrant.com/

Garden Web Forums
Discussion on a very wide variety of gardening topics, from African violets to woodlands, bonsai to xeriscaping.
URL: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums

Greenacres: Landscaping with Native Plants
The Great Lakes National Program Office of the EPA maintains an informative website
on green landscaping, geared mainly toward the Great Lake ecosystems.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/greenacres

Kitchen Gardeners International
URL: http://kgi.org/

New Jersey Agricultural Weed Gallery
An online gallery for identification of weeds.
URL: http://www.rce.rutgers.edu/weeds

National Park Service
The site provides information on invasive plants, wildflowers, integrated pest management, and other topics.
URL: http://www.nps.gov

North American Butterfly Association
The mission of this non-profit organization is to increase public enjoyment and conservation of butterflies, by focusing on areas such as gardening.
URL: http://www.naba.org/pubs/bgh.html

OSU Pocket Gardener
The Pocket Gardener is a collection of web pages that have been developed for both PocketPC and Palm PDA users.
URL: http://hvp.osu.edu/pocketgardener/

PlantFacts
PlantFacts has merged several digital collections developed at Ohio State University to become an international knowledge bank and multimedia learning center.
URL: http://plantfacts.osu.edu/

PLANTS
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
URL: http://plants.usda.gov/java/

Perry's Perennials
Extension Professor, Greenhouse and Nursery Specialist, University of Vermont
A good source for herbaceous perennial information and links.
URL: http://www.uvm.edu/~pass/perry

Skippy’s Vegetable Garden
This blog features a sustainable and organic home vegetable garden, located near Boston.
URL: http://carletongarden.blogspot.com/

Tom Clothier's Garden Walk and Talk
URL: http://tomclothier.hort.net/

Urban Farm
URL: http://www.urbanfarm.org/

You Grow Girl
Focused on urban organic gardening, this blog places equal importance on style, affordability and art.
URL: http://yougrowgirl.com/

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LOCAL INTEREST

Brookside Gardens
http://www.mc-mncppc.org/parks/brookside/

DC Greenworks
http://dcgreenworks.org/programs/urban-agriculture-2/

Dumbarton Oaks
http://www.doaks.org/

Gardens at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon
http://www.mountvernon.org/the-estate-gardens/gardens-landscapes/

Green Spring Gardens Park
A 27-acre park in Alexandria, Virginia, dedicated to advancing the awareness and practice of gardening in Metropolitan Washington, DC.
http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/parks/gsgp/index.htm

Maymont Gardens and Landscapes
http://www.maymont.org/

Orland E. White Arboretum, State Arboretum of Virginia
http://www.virginia.edu/~blandy

Smithsonian Gardens and Horticultural Exhibitions
http://www.gardens.si.edu

The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
http://www.monticello.org/chp/index.html

Compiled by Alison P. Kelly
December 2001 - last updated April 2015

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