Links

Associations and Societies

RHS   The RHS is the UK’s leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting gardening. www.rhs.org.uk
BALI   The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) was established in 1972 to provide a voice for landscapers and, most importantly, to raise standards throughout the industry.

www.bali.org.uk
Flowers and Plants   The Flowers & Plants Association was formed in 1984.
They are the UK's promotional organisation for all commercially grown cut flowers and indoor plants.

They carry out generic promotion - that is, they do not advertise brand names.

They are an unbiased, non-commercial source of expert advice. They represent the whole floriculture industry and work on behalf of their members, who voluntarily fund the promotions they do.

www.flowers.org.uk

Charities

eden project   The Eden Project is wholly owned by the Eden Trust, an educational charity. They use exhibits, events, workshops and educational programmes to remind people what nature gives to us and to help people to learn how to look after it in return. All money raised goes to further the aims of the Trust. Over a million people every year to join in their events and learn from their exhibits. Their work includes programmes and projects with schools, colleges and universities, but they also try to ensure everyone who comes to the Eden Project leaves knowing something more about their connections to the world.

www.edenproject.com/
 

 

Green Fingers   The Greenfingers Appeal is the charity of the gardening industry and is currently dedicated to the creation and improvement of the gardens at UK Children's Hospices.

www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk
Myfanwy   The Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund seeks to raise awareness of this killer disease; far too little is known about malignant melanoma which is one of the most rapidly increasing forms of cancer in the world.

www.melanoma-fund.co.uk
Perennial   Perennial is the only UK charity that specifically caters for the needs of individuals who make up the horticultural industry. It aims to be the first port of call in times of need for any person who is working in, is retired from or who has worked in one or more of the various arms of the industry.

www.perennial.org.uk
Thrive   Thrive is the national charity whose aim is to enable positive change in the lives of disabled and disadvantaged people through the use of gardening and horticulture.

www.thrive.org.uk

 

Exhibition Venues

 

NEC Birmingham: www.necgroup.co.uk

 

Earls Court & Olympia London: www.eco.co.uk

 

HIC Harrogate: www.harrogateinternationalcentre.co.uk

 

ExCel London: www.excel-london.co.uk