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GARDENS TO VISIT IN IRELAND
GARDENING & HORTICULTURE LINKS
BOTANIC GARDEN NETWORKS
IRISH PLANT RESOURCES
GARDENS TO VISIT IN IRELAND
BOTANIC GARDEN NETWORKS
This site provides maps to Gardens in Ireland and elsewhere, as well as other useful information
on how to reach these Gardens and where to stay nearby
Essential Irish Gardens
Not as many Gardens as the above site, but much easier to navigate, with up-to-date links to websites.
Dublin Garden Group
The Dublin Garden Group (DGG) consists of Ireland's 14 most distinguished private gardens in the greater Dublin area.
This website gives full details of locations, opening times and contact details.
The Department of Environment and Local Government website provides information on the the many and varied
heritage sites Ireland has to offer. Discover Ireland's Parks, Monuments, Gardens,
Inland Waterways, and National Cultural Institutions.
European Botanic Gardens Consortium
The Consortium acts as the network for National networks in Europe. It provides a valuable conduit for
information flow and co-operation between the national associations of botanic gardens as well as between
individual institutions. As well as organising regular European Botanic Gardens Congresses (Eurogard),
the Consortium has also promoted and helped to lead other significant international initiatives, such
as the IPEN - the International Plant Exchange Network.
Botanic Gardens Conservation International
BGCI is the foremost source for info on Botanic Gardens around the World, particularly on the Global Strategy for Plant Consertvation. The plant search facility allows plants to be located in botanic gardens throughout the world. Its latest offering is a free email newsletter: 'Cultivate' featuring garden news, topical articles, opinions, garden of the month and your feedback.
PlantNetwork, the Plant Collections Network of Britain and Ireland, formerly known as PlantNet, is the national network of botanic gardens,
arboreta and other documented plant collections.
promoting botanical collections in Britain and Ireland as a national resource for research,
conservation and education.
facilitating networking and training among holders of plant collections through a programme
of conferences and workshops and a regular newsletter.
National Parks and Wildlife Service
website provides information on National Parks,
Conservation designation as well as information on wildlife legislation and protection in the state.
website provides up to the minute information on birds in Ireland, especially the sighting of rarities.
Irish National Biodiversity Research Platform provides information on current research activites in Ireland.
Biology.ie - Nature's Calendar This site collates information on phenology in Ireland. Designed for young users, naturalists can submit their
sightings - the first swallow, the first primrose or the first frog-spawn - which are then mapped to show how the wildife of Ireland
reacts to the changing seasons.
GARDENING and HORTICULTURE
Ireland's gardening community, with News, Advice and much more
The Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Committee
Established in 1980, the Committee is made up of a group of voluntary like-minded horticulturists who are committed to preserving, for future generations the Historic Parks, Gardens and Demsenes not only in Northern Ireland but also the Republic of Ireland. Each year an annual conference on a Historic Gardens or Gardening theme is organised, and these usually alternate between a northern and southern venue.
Royal Horticultural Society online databases
Details of a range of plants are available from this site. The databases included are RHS Plant Finder Online and The RHS Online Garden Catalogue.
IRISH PLANT RESOURCES
The Internet Directory for Botany
This is a great place to start. It provides hundreds of links to relevant web sites.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh online databases
Several databases provided by RBGE can be accessed from this page. They include the database of Flora Europaea, and the RBGE Catalogue of Living Collections. T
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew online databases
This site provides access to several databases at Kew, including Brummitt's Vascular Plant Families and Genera, and Brummitt & Powell's Authors of Plant Names.
Harvard University Herbaria Databases
Provides access to databases of plant names (including IPNI), Botanists, Collectors, Authors, Publications and Specimens.
European PBR listing
This site provides details of the European Plant Variety Rights scheme, and a list of plants which are covered by European Plant Breeder's Rights.
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum online database
Online database of plants at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum. Allows searching with either scientific or common names.
The International Plant Names Index (IPNI)
The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of all seed plants. Its goal is to eliminate the need for repeated reference to primary sources for basic bibliographic information about plant names. The data are freely available and are gradually being standardized and checked. IPNI will be a dynamic resource, depending on direct contributions by all members of the botanical community.
International Organization for Plant Information
The website for IOPI, with more links to searchable databases. Includes a Database of databases.
- British Bryological Society
This site provides access to almost everything there is to know about British and Irish bryophytes, as well as downloads on how to grow them
- Botanical Society of the British Isles
Much useful information on the British and Irish Flora
The objective of this website is to make conservation more effective by sharing knowledge as to which management interventions work and which do not. A database of practical solutions from the literature and elsewhere.
- Irish Wildflowers
Jenny Seawright's webpage on Irish Wildflowers is an on-line photographic reference and identification guide to nearly 500 taxa of flowers growing wild in Ireland.
- Irish Naturalists' Journal
This journal has been the primary source for research on the Irish Flora for 120 years.
- Irish Orchid Society
The Society holds monthly meetings at the National Botanic Gardens where you will get expert advice on keeping your orchids alive and thriving!
There are talks and workshops throughout the year from experienced growers, and the society produces a quarterly printed journal Pollinia delivered to your door.
- Lichen Ireland
A four-year study to determine the status and distribution of lichen species throughout the island of Ireland. LichenIreland is supported by National Parks and Wildlife Service; National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin; Environment and Heritage Service and the Ulster Museum.
- Medicinal Herbs
A listing of many of the most popular medicinal herbs as well as some of the most common conditions they treat. I would like to thank Steven in Delaware for pointing out this one to me.
- National Botanic Gardens Botanical Resources
Maps, Census lists, Catalogues and sundry literature related to the study of the Irish Flora.
- Northern Ireland's Flora and Fauna
Habitas online is the Ulster Museum's remarkable website to all aspects of Northern Ireland's biological heritage
- Plant Conservation activities at the National Botanic Gardens
Current research and other action by the National Botanic Gardens.
- Tree Council of Ireland
This site also hosts the Tree Register of Ireland, a database of over 5,000 remarkable trees in Ireland.
- Wild Flowers of Ireland
Zoë Devlin's webpage on Irish Wildflowers is a compilation of Irish flowering plants on which you can also look up lists of flowers in their seasons and by their colour.
Pollinia (Quarterly Newsletter, Irish Orchid Society): http://www.pollinia.org