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THE Gardening WEBSITE
is THE UK’s No. 1 Gardening Website for you to quickly FIND the
gardening product or service you need.
From the index on your left or by CLICKING the "buttons" below, you can quickly navigate around the site and find everything you need to design, build and enjoy your garden. We are now a massive website with our own dedicated server which is necessary to accommodate the millions of hits and visitors we receive.

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You can search for expert garden designers, for Garden design and build, Landscapers and Landscape Contractors by County or by City or Town. This is the place to find everything you need to create the garden you desire. Find garden plants from specialist garden nurseries and with over 3,000 Garden Centres to choose from and  hundreds of specialist suppliers of garden products and services - you can find that elusive gardening product or service you have been looking for.

For many gardeners the only thing that really matters in a garden is the plants. We have Specialist Garden Nurseries for Acers Alpines Aquatics Artemisia Bamboo Cacti Clematis Conifers Cottage Garden Plants Ferns Fruit Trees Fuchsias Gladiolus Grasses Hedging Hellebors Herbaceous Plants Herbs Hosta Iris Japanese Plants Lavender Mature Specimen Plants Narcissus Orchids Ornamental Trees Perennial Plants Primroses Rhododendron Roses Seeds and Bulbs Shrubs and Trees Supply & Services Shrubs Tropical / Sub Tropical Plants Tropical Conservatory and Greenhouse Plants Tulips Wildflowers.

Some of them will send you plants by mail order, but you may have to visit others to pick up the plants you desire. Around 900 garden nurseries are listed on THE Gardening WEBSITE by county and nearest town with details of the plants they sell so it will be easy to find exactly the one you are looking for. Please note that many Specialist Garden Nurseries are specialist growers and are not open at all times, some not at all as they only supply through Mail Order and some Specialist Garden Nurseries are Trade Only and only supply wholesale. So please check through us or directly with the Specialist Garden Nursery in question. Their website will include details of opening times and arrangements.

Of course, you'll need trees, shrubs, bulbs, seeds and all the plants that make the garden beautiful. On THE Gardening WEBSITE you'll find garden centres, specialist nurseries, growers, plant suppliers and seed companies who have exactly what you need. Many of these can be now be purchased by the click of the button on your pc at home and we have ONLINE Garden Centres, ONLINE Garden Nurseries, ONLINE seed suppliers as well as ONLINE sources of supply for all landscaping and gardening requirements.

To keep the garden in tip top condition you will probably want to browse through our suppliers of composts, fertilisers and mulches to help your garden flourish grow, as well as the plant care products you'll need to deal with pests and diseases and those weeds that always manage to find a space in the garden.
                             
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Garden Centres
: In most Garden Centres you’ll find an extensive outdoor plant area, a garden shop offering everything from packets of seed to patio furniture and a houseplant and gift shop bursting with gift ideas. Many offer hard landscaping materials from pots and planters to paving and fencing, and also wildlife and water gardening sections. Garden Centres will also have somewhere to eat and drink in relaxing and pleasant surroundings. 

The UK has a mix of small businesses and national or regional chains. Garden centre chains in the UK include
Wyevales, Hillier, Notcutts and Squires.  The DIY chains B&Q and Homebase also have garden centres, often with a wide range gardening products and ranging from garden plants through to garden sheds. Some open air attractions (eg, National Trust properties, the RHS Garden, Wisley, Westonbirt Arboretum) also run small garden centres as additional sources of revenue.


Garden Centres usually obtain their plant supplies from nurseries or from specialist wholesalers. One of the major opportunities for Garden Centres to buy from the horticultural Trade is at GLEE, which occupies nearly the entire NEC at Birmingham. The peak business seasons in the UK are spring (March to June) and autumn (September and October). A garden centre offers more products and services than the traditional nursery which mainly retails plants.  You can even find bird food, bird tables, next boxes, bird baths and garden bird books - just CLICK HERE  for more information. And if you want a lasting gift join the RSPB .............just CLICK on the banner below

Garden Design and Build : Whether you are starting with a blank space or maybe just need some help to improve your existing garden, you will find all that you need on THE Gardening Website including a host of garden designers who will show you their ideas and / or develop yours. Just one click on the box above or on the words 'garden designers' will take you swiftly to the page with the names and addresses of garden designers by County or Region, by City or Town or by Specialty and there are also Garden Design Products such as Bed in a Box that can help you and CD Roms that provide an Interactive Plant Selector, Pruning Guide & fully comprehensive Gardening CD-ROM with thousands of stunning photographs.

Hard Landscaping : The hard landscape is a key part of the structure of a garden.
Hard Landscaping hard should be attractive and in keeping with the house and the rest of the garden and is usually the most expensive part of the design and build of a garden. It's going to be there for a long time so it's important to get the choice of materials and design right and go for the best materials you can afford. There's more to hard-landscaping than just paving it also includes all the non-green stuff like aggregates block paving coarse sand gravel slate stone timber crushed concrete gabions ballast edging garden lighting garden fencing, garden walls, brickwork, garden paving, patio flagstones, garden decking, retainer walls, pergolas railway sleepers and pond liners.


Soft Landscaping
: Soft Landscaping involves the "green bits" of creating your garden including garden topsoil, garden turf, garden plants, shrubs and trees, against the positioning of architectural structures, such as garden buildings, garden sheds, gazebos, timber arches and trellises. Soft landscaping is vital to all gardens, not only does a well planted garden look attractive but it adds character and charm and needs to be planned to take into account which areas of the garden are lit and shaded at different periods throughout the day, the soil type and draining. You may want to go for an artificial lawn and if you don't and use turf or grass seed you will need to add garden composts, garden bark and mulches, fertilisers and perhaps loams and top dressings. Water gardening is ever popular and you can find everything you need by visiting one of the water gardening specialist nurseries or buy ONLINE from mail order supplier Bradshaws Direct who offer one of the widest range of pond products and pond liners.

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              FOR ALL YOUR WATER GARDENING NEEDS  - CLICK THE BANNER ABOVE

You may want to design your own garden, employ a garden designer or a landscaper who can design and build your garden. Within your design you may want to include a water fountain or water feature, perhaps some decking; paving or a patio or you may prefer a green lawn. You might also want to add ornaments and pots, a feature such as a gardening sculpture or statuary. We have a wide range of affordable garden scultures and statuary and the sculptors on THE Gardening WEBSITE work in stone, wood, ceramics, metal and stainless steel - even wire wool.

For pure enjoyment of your garden there is a wide range of Garden art aswell as barbeques, fabulous garden furniture – seats, tables, loungers and including hammocks which allow you to enjoy your garden in the day and with the addition of the right garden lighting, into the evening.

Garden Tools : This is also the place to find the garden tools to make maintenance much easier – its the place to look for the best garden brushes, cultivators, garden forks, garden hand tools, garden spades, trowels and garden rakes, everything you need. Plus of course the essential garden shed because you must have somewhere secure to keep them. The garden shed has become a business in its own right and an extra room where you can relax, work or store all the essentials for the garden. We include the garden shed right through to fabulous conservatories and garden offices.

Garden Machinery : Electrical and mechanical garden machinery is useful in even the smallest garden – often essential in the larger garden. An electric propagator makes seed sowing more reliable. You'll need a water pump for the fountain, lawnmowers to keep the grass neat while leaf blowers are a boon in autumn. There are brushcutters, chainsaws, electric mowers, ride on mowers, rotivators, scarifiers, shredders, strimmers and tractor mowers. Manufacturers and suppliers of all kinds of garden equipment are on The Gardening Website.

Special Places to Stay, Special Places to Visit and Gardens and Homes FOR SALE : The place to find inspiration to make your garden even more beautiful is in other people's gardens. Garden visiting is one of the most popular participant activities in this country. THE Gardening WEBSITE has over 300 of the best British Gardens to visit including world class gardens now belonging to the National Trust and we have made searching for these as easy as possible. British Gardens to visit can be searched by County or by County and Town. Knowing that some of these gardens are so large, they often defy the conventions of street names, we have linked the post codes to maps and we even give you the weather forecast at the property you are intending to visit.

Of course there are numerous fabulous garden shows, flower shows and gardening exhibitions and we feature the main ones and as many of the others that we can. These include the main RHS Flower Shows and incresingly shows staged at many of the fabuous Gardens. We have been approached by owners of Gardens in Europe and will incresingly be including these on THE Gardening WEBSITE. We of course have gardens to visit in
Ireland and also now gardens to visit in Germany, Italy, Hungary, France, Holland and Japan.

The National Trust is a charity and relies for income on membership fees, donations and legacies. It now has 3.4 million members and 43,000 volunteers. More than 12 million people visit its pay for entry properties, while an estimated 50 million of us visit The National Trusts' fabulous gardens. The National Trust protects over 300 historic houses and gardens. It also looks after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, villages - for ever, for everyone.

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Special places to stay - we have taken this theme, so well developed by Alastair Sawday, and included his Bed and Breakfast for Garden Lovers so that our customers could enjoy gardens throughout the UK with an overnight stay at one of Alastair Sawdays special bed and breakfast places.  And of course we have looked to combine the pleasures of visiting gardens with Special Places to Stay and so you can find details of Special Places to Stay in Ireland, France, Spain, Greece, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Turkey and India. 

If your pleasure is reading about gardening in the fabulous range of gardening books , then Waterstones will almost certainly have the books you are looking for. Just CLICK the Waterstones logo for details.


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RHS Chelsea Flower Show : During May the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea come alive with the sights and smells of the finest collections of flowers in the world. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the first event of the summer season and showcases the finest examples of horticultural excellence, created by the best garden designers, plantsmen and plantswomen. It sets the latest gardening trends, showcases the launch new plants and features the newest and most desirable gardening products. Specialist nurseries and leading exhibitors. The showground covers 11 acres. And of course Chelsea would not be Chelsea without a glass of.............


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157,000 visitors attend the show. During show week 8,000 bottles of champagne, 20,000 glasses of Pimms, 110,000 cups of tea and coffee, 25,000 bottles of water and 35,000 rounds of sandwiches are sold. Hampton Court Palace Flower Show : At the height of summer, one of the world’s most famous royal palaces plays host to the sumptuous Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. This RHS spectacle is the largest of its kind in the world and for six days in July, thousands of gardening fans can see, smell and touch an abundance of floral delights. RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park : Set in more than 20 acres of magnificent parkland, this flower show offers a wealth of gardening opportunities for all gardeners. With an exclusive mix of garden design, horticultural excellence and great shopping, the show features marquees of glorious floral displays from RHS award winning nurseries, gardening societies and organisations.

TO WIN TICKETS TO THE 2008 RHS HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW CLICK HERE  - TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE CLICK HERE

TO WIN TICKETS TO THE 2008 RHS FLOWER SHOW TATTON PARK CLICK HERE  - TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE CLICK HERE

TO WIN TICKETS TO GRAND DESIGNS LIVE LONDON 3 TO 11 MAY 2008 CLICK HERE  - TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE CLICK HERE

And of course every show has a wide range of exhibitors featuring
Garden Products Barbeques DIY Suppliers such as B&Q Screwfix.com Wickes Garden Bird Supplies Direct Gardening Bookshops / Books / Magazines Garden Buildings Garden Clothing Garden Conservatories Garden Edging Garden Furniture Garden Gates Gardening Gifts Garden Hammocks Garden Lighting Garden Machinery Garden Machinery Suppliers Garden Photography Garden Preservatives and Timbercare Garden Security Garden Sheds Garden Supply Retailers Garden Tools Garden Ties Garden Wildlife Greenhouses Humane Animal Deterrents Mail Order Ornaments and Pots Pet Centres Plant Care Products Planters Pond Liner Supplies Water & Aquatics Water Butts

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