Resources

We have pulled together a list of our favourite websites, TV shows, magazines, events and contractors. We hope that these links prove useful, inspire your gardening and help you choose the right products from GardenSite.

 

Our Favourite Gardening Websites 

Royal Horticultural Society - You'll discover a huge amount of detailed information regarding all aspects of gardening on the official website of the Royal Horticultural Society which was founded in 1804 and is now the world's leading horticultural organization.

BBC Gardeners' World - The website of the BBC's long running gardening programme has a wealth of information and also an informative question and answer forum covering the whole spectrum of gardening topics.

Allotment and Gardens - A comprehensive gardening website that emphasizes allotment growing but contains help and advice for everyone, there is also a forum where information can be swapped and FAQs answered.

Our Favourite Gardening Programmes

Gardeners' World - The BBC's flagship gardening show that has been on our screens for over 50 years. Recorded in the presenter's own garden, there are various features and also special outside broadcasts from gardening events.

Love Your Garden - Alan Titchmarsh and a team of landscape gardeners reinvigorate the neglected gardens of people who, through no fault of their own, can no longer successfully tend their outside space.

Garden Rescue - Charlie Dimmock vies with the gold medal winning Rich Brothers for the right to transform gardens on a restricted budget. Each present a design and the homeowner must choose one of them.

The Autistic Gardener - The appropriately named Alan Gardener, a Chelsea Flower Show medal winner, leads a group of fellow autistic gardeners whose individual energies are channelled into a team creating remarkable results.

The Beechgrove Garden - Produced in Scotland for over 30 years and hidden away in the schedules if you live elsewhere, the experienced team give hands-on practical advice and visit other interesting gardens for further inspiration.

For further information on all these TV programmes, see our blog: Planned TV Gardening Programmes

Gardeners' Question Time – We can't neglect GQT which has been on the airwaves since 1947. It features a panel of four experts answering questions from different parts of the country, There are also special 'postbag' editions and it can currently be heard on Radio 4 every Friday afternoon.

Our Favourite Gardening Publications

Amateur Gardening - Launched way back in 1884 as the world's first publication aimed at the amateur, it's a weekly magazine with lots of practical advice, informative articles, current news and interviews.

Garden Answers - A monthly, this is a magazine designed to inspire the gardener with innovative designs and project ideas. There are features that celebrate gardening in all its forms, interviews, professional advice and excellent photography.

Gardeners' World - Another spin off from the BBC television programme, this monthly magazine relies heavily on personalities who offer expert opinion on creating beautiful gardens, there's also practical advice, essential jobs and inspirational features.

Our Favourite Gardening Events

Gardeners' World Live – the UK's largest consumer gardening show held over several days at the NEC in Birmingham each year. There is an impressive variety of exhibitors, talks and show gardens that will enthuse every gardener.

RHS Shows - The Chelsea Flower show is the most prestigious but people flock to four others organized by the RHS at Hampton Court, Malvern, Chatsworth and Tatton, all of which offer a marvellous day out for both gardeners and the general public.

For further information on the Hampton Court Flower Show, see our blog: Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Recommended Contractors

Perfect Ponds and Landscapes - Established in 2003, Perfect Ponds and Landscapes have been providing an extensive range of solutions to all your pond and water garden needs, undertaking pond construction, renovation and landscaping in the West Midlands and surrounding areas.

Aqua Front - If you want a custom built aquarium or someone to maintain yours then look no further. Aquafront can design, build, install and maintain your aquarium for you. Founded in 2006, Aquafront have become renowned in the aquatics industry for their innovative and stylish designs, even featuring at Grand Designs Live.