Useful Links

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Hardy Plant Society – Berkshire Group 

The Hardy Plant Society exists to stimulate interest in growing hardy herbaceous plants.This international Society, formed in 1957 by a group of eminent gardeners and nurseymen, has an ever growing membership in both the UK and overseas. It provides members with information about familiar and less well known perennials, how to grow them and where they may be obtained. The Society also works towards ensuring that all garden worthy perennial plants remain in cultivation and have the widest possible distribution.

National Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme. Home of The Yellow Book. An annual listing of the 3800+ beautiful gardens open to the public for specific beneficiary charities each year.

Reading Gardeners

Reading Gardeners was founded in 1888 with the original aim to benefit the many professional gardeners in Reading and the surrounding district.  Today the membership is drawn principally from amateurs who range from the highly skilled and knowledgeable to the enthusiastic beginner, although there are members who are professional gardeners, academics from the University of Reading and botanical artists. During the Winter, there are gardening lectures held on alternate Wednesday evenings and in summer, visits to gardens and nurseries.

Royal Horticultural Society
The Royal Horticultural Society is one of the world’s leading horticultural organisations and the UK’s leading gardening charity.

Thrive is a national charity, based locally, that uses gardening to change the lives of disabled people.  


Tilehurst Allotments 

The website of the Tilehurst Allotments Society, for tenants of plots on the Tilehurst Allotment sites.

Tilehurst Globe
The website of the Tilehurst GLOBE (Go Local on a Better Environment) group which takes action on a wide range of local environmental issues, including support for allotment holders. 


Windsor and Slough Chrysanthemum, Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society

Founded in 1892, this society is still going strong and puts on five good shows a year, with exhibitors coming from a large surrounding area, and as far as Wiltshire and Somerset.  As a lot of the members are exhibitors at national level, the shows are of a good standard.