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Organic Gardening:

Useful Contacts for the UK Organic Gardener


This list of addresses, for most of which a link is provided, will give the organic gardener in the UK a number of useful resources at his fingertips, including:
Organic Growing Associations,
Conservation Societies,
Environmental Organisations,
and Suppliers of both seeds and plants and garden supplies and equipment (though many seed merchants also sell related products).

Organic Growing Associations

Biodynamic Association formerly Biodynamic Agricultural Association

Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G) formerly British Organic Farmers/The Organic Growers Association (BOF/OGA)

Organic Research Centre - Elm Farm
Free expert advice on conversion and organic production

Garden Organic formerly the Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA)
The national charity for organic growing

The Permaculture Association

The Soil Association (SA)

Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)

Conservation Societies

Bat Conservation Trust

British Beekeepers Association

British Butterfly Conservation Society

British Hedgehog Preservation Society

The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Natural England (formerly English Nature

Scottish Natural Heritage

The Countryside Council for Wales

The Marine Conservation Society

International Tree Foundation (formerly Men of the Trees)

National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG)

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

The Wildlife Trusts
Find out the address of your local Wildlife Trust

Wild Flower Society

Woodland Trust

Environmental Organisations

Centre for Alternative Technology
Useful site about Composting, Wildlife Gardening, Permaculture and similar topics

Friends of the Earth


The International Pesticides Action Network
Charity fighting inappropriate pesticide use worldwide

National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection
The site was being renewed when I last visited


Seeds and plants

D.T. Brown's
Seeds and plant supply

John Chambers Wildflower Seeds
15 College Street
NN9 5TU Map
01933 652562
Seeds of native wild flowers and mixes, grasses, herbs and green manure crops.

Chiltern Seeds
The most amazing selection of seeds. Utterly incredible.

Dobies of Devon
Suppliers of plants and seeds

Mr Fothergill's Seeds
Seed Supply

Kings Seeds
Vegetable seeds, including organic seeds, seeds for flowers, herbs, green manures.

Marshalls Seeds
Seed and plant supply majoring in vegetables and fruit

Seed Parade
Nice comprehensive selection of vegetable seeds, plus ornamentals

Seed Savers Exchange
Yearly publications through which members can offer and track down unique vegetable varieties

Suffolk Herbs Limited
Amazing selection of herbs, veggies and country garden flowers

Sutton Seeds Limited

Tamar Organics
Seed and Organic Garden Supplies

Thompson & Morgan (Ipswich) Limited
Seed suppliers

Unwins Seeds Limited
Seed and plant supply

Wallis Seeds
A small firm, with an interesting selection of more unusual vegetable seeds

Garden supplies and equipment

Agriframes Limited
Supplier of ventilated polythene tunnel cloches, garden furniture

DIY Plastics
(Use the search feature and put in "horticultural")
Plastics and plastic sheet for every project

Maxicrop Garden Products Limited
(Click on Products) Supplier of liquid seaweed

Metpost Limited
Gate, fence and railing system, rot-proof trellis and metal products

Suppliers of black polythene, bubble wrap, silica gel etc.

Two Wests & Elliott's
Quality equipment for Greenhouse, Conservatory and Garden

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