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Links

Garden sites proliferate all over the internet – here are just a few for you to explore. 
Please let us know of any of your favourite sites to add to this page.

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Websites

The Royal Horticultural Society – A brilliant site with seemingly endless free information. http://www.rhs.org.uk/

Garden Organic – not just for organic gardeners, and including a link to their excellent catalogue http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/

Brogdale – The national Apple, Pear, and Plum collections at Faversham.  A great day out during the fruiting season.  You can order any variety from over 3,000, or buy from a large selection of young trees. http://www.brogdalecollections.co.uk/

Helen Yemm’s blog – the Telegraph’s gardening writer lives locally and writes pithily http://helenyemm.com/

BBC Gardening website: a super website with messageboard, plantfinder, weather and seasonal tips http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/

Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies - http://www.kentfed.com/

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A selection of local nurseries:

Plant Heritage Kent Group: - Local Nurseries - Plant Fairs 2012 - Download the PDF

Bumbles: A great general garden centre offering discounts to FGS members http://www.bumbles-plant-centre.co.uk/

The Potted Garden – a splendid plant-lovers’nursery in Bearsted http://www.thepottedgarden.co.uk/

Rumwood’s – famous for roses, some bred on the site, but also a good general garden centre on the way to Maidstone http://www.rumwoodnurseries.co.uk/

The National Collection of Geums: our own Sue Martin, FGS committee member, is the keeper of this collection at Brickwall Cottages in the heart of the village.  A variety of plants are for sale, and also for hire as “Instant Flowerbeds”.  http://www.geumcollection.co.uk/

Iden Croft Herbs – plants and seeds of almost every herb you can think of, in Staplehurst http://www.uk-herbs.com/

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Gardens to Visit – just a selection – please tell us your favourites

Sissinghurst Castle Gardens – Vita Sackville-West’s famous garden http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst-castle/

Pashley Manor Gardens in Ticehurst – many seasonal events in a beautiful setting http://www.pashleymanorgardens.com/

National Gardens Scheme – details of many local gardens open for charity under the “Yellow Book” scheme http://www.ngs.org.uk/

Merriments – a garden and nursery near Hurst Green, specialising in wild bird care http://www.merriments.co.uk/

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest – lots of things to do including cycling trails and the “Go Ape” treetop adventure, plus outdoor concerts http://www.forestry.gov.uk/bedgebury

Great Dixter – much-loved garden of the late, great Christopher Lloyd in Northiam http://www.greatdixter.co.uk/

Marle Place in Brenchley – a private, plantsman’s garden http://www.marleplace.co.uk/

Scotney Castle – a famous National Trust garden http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle/

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Plants and Seed for Sale

Medwyn Williams - Seed catalogue and some useful articles http://www.medwynsofanglesey.co.uk/

vegetableseeds.net- a great value supplier of vegetable seeds to UK allotmenteers!

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Frittenden Sites

Frittenden Parish website http://www.frittendenpc.kentparishes.gov.uk/

Frittenden Historical Society http://www.frittendenhistoricalsociety.co.uk/

Frittenden Cricket Club http://www.frittendencricketclub.com/

The Bell and Jorrocks pub (excellent food and drink) http://www.thebellandjorrocks.co.uk/

Frittenden School http://www.frittenden.kent.sch.uk/

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