Recommended Links

Here are a few other websites about landscape creation, garden planning and/or general design principles that may be of interest to you. Each link opens its own window.

Please note that, although links are recommended in good faith at the time of their inclusion, the owner(s) and administrator(s) of this website bear no responsibility for any content found on any website listed below.

 

ORGANISATIONS

BBC Gardening section - Features Plant Search and Design Inspiration, advice, events, quizzes, message board and much more. Plus links to 20+ BBC TV and Radio gardening programme websites including Garden SOS, Gardeners' Question Time, and Ground Force.

British Association of Landscape Industries - BALI is the UKs representative trade association for landscaping contractors and associated suppliers to the industry. With a membership of over 700, BALI is raising standards throughout an industry that is all too often tarred with a cowboy reputation.

Landscape Institute - The UK's Chartered Institute for professional Landscape Architects incorporating designers, managers and scientists concerned with enhancing and conserving the environment.

National Gardens Scheme - UK charity founded in 1927. It raises money for good causes through the generosity of 3,500 private English and Welsh garden owners who open for the public on specific days.

National Trust - Charity founded in 1895 to preserve places of historic interest or natural beauty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Owns and manages 200 houses and gardens open to the public.

Royal Botanic Gardens - At Kew Gardens (Surrey) and Wakehurst Place (Sussex). Has visitor info and sections on Science and Horticulture, Collections, Conservation & Wildlife, Publications...

Royal Horticultural Society - The RHS is Britain's leading gardening charity, dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Their website includes a useful RHS Plant Finder facility.

INDIVIDUALS

Charles Jencks website - The pioneering Scottish architect who (with his late wife Maggie Keswick) has designed remarkable post-modern landscapes including the (private) Garden Of Cosmic Energy.

Gertrude Jekyll website - Official website of the Jekyll Estate. Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) created over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe and America. Her influence on garden design is still pervasive.

Ian Hamilton Finlay: Little Sparta - Was he a gardener or a poet? Philosopher or sculptor? Famous for his garden gallery at Little Sparta at Dunsyre (20 miles south-west of Edinburgh). A must-see.

OTHER (NON-GARDEN DESIGN)

Dale Chihuly website - American blown-glass sculptor who has revolutionised the Studio Glass movement. His large-scale installations and exhibitions are a major influence on all contemporary art.

Tigon Crafts - Website of Fiona Graham-Flynn, gifted calligrapher, illuminator and craftswoman. An artist and designer now specialising in wedding stationery, but expert in many handwritten styles.