Clubs, Organizations, and Societies

Magazines and Journals


Caladium Bulbs
All about caring for caladiums. The pictures of caladiums help you select from a variety of colors and sizes. Order on line. If you are interested in finding out about caring for, forcing, and ordering amaryllis bulbs, consult their other web page at www.amaryllis.com. All your questions about caladiums and amaryllis will be answered by e-mail.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation stewardship through education.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) launched What’s Out There, a free searchable, online database of parks, gardens, and a wide variety of other wonderful landscapes and landscape information

Every Rose
The rose database.  Search for roses by name, colour and many other characteristics. Or simply browse through the database of over 7,150 roses & 2,500 photos. Learn about other gardeners' experiences with specific roses, and look for rose sources where you can order roses and supplies. Note: EveryRose is currently being rewritten in a faster database as the current server cannot keep up with the load. Please be patient on searches, and check here for upcoming news.  

Garden Web
This is a good place to begin any search. It has annotated links to many garden sites with information about public gardens in every state.  It offers gardening discussion groups, garden tips, a page for posting seed requests, links to international botanical gardens , and an online magazine called The Cyber-Plantsman.

Garden Web Virtual Library
This site is maintained by Garden Web which is listed above. The Virtual Library site includes a calendar of garden events, horticulture sites, societies, publications, botanical sites and museums, your state cooperative extension services, individual plant info, regional and international gardening, etc.

The Gentle Gardener
This Virtual Garden Center is owner Virginia Rockwell’s way of sharing her favorite tools and tricks of the trade with gardeners everywhere.  Site describes the classes offered and special events which are for both beginning and experienced gardeners. 

Hudgins Farm and Garden Center
Gives a potpourri of gardening information, resources, links, monthly "what to do" tips, shopping catalog and online order form, email address; also, deer resistant plants, best times to plant and fertilize, new plants, etc. Updated regularly.

Hydrangeas Plus
Learn more about hydrangeas from this online catalog.  This site offers tips and hints about planting and growing healthy hydrangeas.  Answers to some frequently asked questions can be found here. 

Offers information about a series of free lectures in May and a series of lectures featuring Ian Robertson and Cole Burrell in June.  Visit the Activities Page  for more information or  (http://www.lazyssfarm.com/5_events.htm)

Monticello Center for Historic Plants
View heirloom seed, bulb, and tree selections for your own garden. Browse through the library of articles published in Twinleaf, the annual newsletter and catalogue of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants.

New York Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden, which is located at Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road, Bronx, New York 10458, (718) 817-8700, has 48 specialty gardens and plant collections as well as a 40-acre forest and the largest Victorian conservatory in the US.  The garden includes 28 specialty gardens including the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and the Everett Children's Garden.

This site includes information about seasonal plants and garden tips.  Also includes a list of recommended garden books, a visit to Mr. Smith's garden, and much more timely garden recommendations.  P. Allen Smith, garden designer, horticulturist and television reporter can take any topic back to the garden. His commitment to furthering the public's awareness about the environment has been demonstrated through garden tours in England, Scotland and Italy, also workshops, lectures and his own television show.

Plant Delights Nursery 
This mail- order nursery offers both on-line and printed catalogs. PDN's mission is to offer the best, the newest, and the strangest in fine garden-worthy perennials  to gardeners around the world.  Plant Delights Nursery is in Juniper Level, NC (USDA Zone 7b) near Raleigh, NC.

Oregon State University - Landscape Plants
This site, created by Oregon State University with financial support from the Oregon Extension Service s a wonderful plant reference site.  Color photos of plant habits, flowers and leaves are available.

All about wild-flowers including wild-flower identification, catalogs, courses, photographs and much more.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service
This site has many resources for the gardener. For example, when you click Information Resources, then Landscape and Nursery, you will find monthly gardening tips and hundreds of articles about various gardening topics.

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Bellingrath Gardens Home Page
"There are few places where the magic of rapturous beauty may still be found. One is Bellingrath Gardens, on the Isle aux Oies River near Mobile, Alabama. Visitors to this vast and lovely estate immediately realize they have discovered a floral wonderland. The unusual appeal of Bellingrath is that it truly is "The Garden for all Seasons," one of constantly changing beauty, ever enchanting, never the same." Included on this site, you'll find what's in the gardens, what's in bloom now, special events, admission information, and more.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation stewardship through education.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) launched What’s Out There, a free searchable, online database of parks, gardens, and a wide variety of other wonderful landscapes and landscape information

Edith Johnson Carrier Arboretum
Step into this world of natural beauty.  Follow the winding trails through the Oak-Hickory Forest or wander through the sea of daffodil blooms in the April Walk garden in the spring.  Explore nature through educational programs, tours, and travel programs.  Join the Botanical Budes volunteer program.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden
This 109 acre botanic garden is the oldest in Texas.  Don't miss a visit to the exquisite Japanese garden, which is outstanding.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
You'll enjoy finding out more about the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Learn more about their excellent adult and childrens programs. Classes from wreath-making to landscaping to garden design and more. Look at their calendar and record the events of interest to you on your calendar.

Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. is a premier horticultural display garden that offers the visitor 1,050 acres of gardens and 11,000 different types of plants. After browsing this site, you'll want to plan to visit. The site includes the schedule of events, hours, fees, and what's in bloom. Be sure to view what is available for children.

Missouri Botanical Garden
Take a virtual tour of the lovely gardens in St. Louis, Missouri. This site includes helpful horticulture information, listings of special garden events in the area, Shaws Garden and more.

Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Washington carefully developed the Mansion House farm, 500 acres surrounding his home, to create a fitting setting as a gentleman's country seat. He designed the grounds to include a deep border of woods, rolling meadows, serpentine walkways, and groves of trees.
Between the Mansion and the shores of the Potomac River was an extensive park; the grounds also
included a pleasure garden as well as a more utilitarian kitchen garden. Enjoy the grounds tour and check the calendar of events. 

New York Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden, which is located at Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road, Bronx New York 10458, (718) 817-8700, has specialty gardens and plant collections as well as a 40-acre forest and the largest Victorian conservatory in the US.  The garden includes 28 specialty gardens including the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and the Everett Children's Garden.

Norfolk Botanical Garden
Represents an oasis of many gardens covering 155 beautiful acres.  The garden features one of the largest and most diverse collections of azaleas, camellias, roses, and rhododendrons on the East Coast.  The garden promotes horticultural and environmental awareness through education, research, display and interpretation of plants and ecosystems.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Visit Kew Gardens.  Site includes science and horticulture, collections, conservation and wildlife and more.

United States Botanic Garden
A beautiful and fascinating living plant museum on our Nation's Mall at the foot of the U.S. Capitol. Visit the ever-changing exhibits. 

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Clubs, Organizations and Societies

American Begonia Society
Learn about many varieties of begonias such as those that have shimmering leaves, or trail,or bloom all winter and many more. Site includes informative articles from their publication, "The Begonian".

The American Bonsai Society
Lists contacts for Bonsai Clubs in Arlington, Hampton, Lynchburg, Norfolk, Richmond, and Roanoke as well as information about growing these wonderful miniature trees and plants.

The American Daffodil Society
This site includes information about the different types of daffodils, and other daffodil internet sites and services as well as daffodil societies, events, and daffodil shows close to you.

The American Gloxinia and Gesneriad Society
This site includes information about the society, cultural instructions, and a reference list. Some of the more common gesneriads grown by hobbyists are the African Violet, the Florist Gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa), Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus), Goldfish Plant (Nematanthus), Cape Primrose (Streptocarpus), Flame Violet (Episcia), and Cupid's Bower (Achimenes).

The American Hemerocallis Society
Here you will find frequently asked questions about daylilies, regional activities, publications, conventions and meetings, a daylily source list, a display garden list and other information.

The American Horticulture Society
Includes featured articles from the magazine "The American Gardener". Also lists the benefits and services available to those who join the Association.

The American Orchid Society
Includes growing information, events, publications, and everything about orchids.

The American Rose Society
Dedicated to the enjoyment, enhancement, and promotion of the rose. This site includes rosy recommendations, rosy resources, where to buy roses, rosy events, a rose of the month selection, and other useful information.

The Garden Club of America
The purpose of this organization is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.

Charlottesville Parks and Grounds
A comprehensive web site for the City's Parks and Grounds Division on the City of Charlottesville's web server.  There are about 125 pages of information, photos and history to be found. 

The Garden Club of Virginia
This site has both public and member pages. Learn more about the Club sponsored Flower Shows, Restored Historic Gardens, Conservation, Historic Garden Week and about many exciting garden and flower arranging activities that are open to the public.

The Audubon Society
This site allows you to identify birds by sounds, image, and description.  It has other information as well, such as making your yard friendly to birds.  

The Herb Society of America
Furthers the knowledge and use of herbs.

National Gardening Association
Has 3 Kids and Youth sections, info, prizes, grants; tips for your region; resources; articles, dictionary; much more.

The Nature Conservancy
Virginia Chapter of "The Nature Conservancy" has protected more than 217,000 acres of wildlife habitat through more than 217,000 acres of wildlife habitat through more than 500 land projects. With the support of more than 35,000 Virginia chapter members, the Conservancy owns and manages 30 nature preserves across the Commonwealth. The site index on this website has links to many interesting pages such as the preserves, how to adopt an acre, National and International programs, field trips, and the magazine, "Nature Conservancy". Learn how you can help.

The North American Rock Garden Society
Something for everyone no matter where you live. Chapters of this society exist from Alaska to North Carolina. Many members contact each other through seed exchanges by mail. If you would like to experience the beauties of rock gardens firsthand, a state-by-state list of members private gardens is posted. E-mail addresses are listed so you can contact the owner to arrange a visit.

The Petersburg Garden Club 
Visit the Petersburg Garden Club web site.  Information is available about their projects.  Included also is the schedule for Historic Garden Week in Petersburg.

The Virginia Bluebird Society
Information about the bluebird and bluebird conservation.

Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs
The mission of the VFGC is to provide youth and adult education with resources and opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, civic and environmental responsibility. There are 265 clubs with 7000 members in Virginia alone. VFGC is affiliated with the National Garden Club which has over 200,000 members in fifty states. Read about the four major projects of VFGC and their other activities.

Virginia Native Plant Society
Fosters conservation of native plants with links to organizations in 25 states.

The Virginia Society of Landscape Designers
The Virginia Society of Landscape Designers is a primary source of some of the best designers in Virginia. Having been in existence since the early 1960's, the Society promotes professional competence of its members through education and research.

Scenic Virginia 
Become aware of the policies and practices that threaten Virginia's natural beauty  --- Virginia's trees, mountain views or its attractive cityscapes. Learn what you and others can do to preserve the natural beauty of the Commonwealth. 

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Magazines and Journals

Fine Gardening
A magazine devoted to gardening articles, advice, and ideas.

Garden Gate
A magazine featuring home garden design; also articles, tips, projects.

Southern Living Magazine
Enjoy monthly feature stories, gardening tips, menus and recipes, and information about garden events. Subscribe to their free email newsletter.

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