Listed below are links to a few societies, garden centres, nurseries, and other websites of interest.
Please note that the Stone Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society cannot endorse or recommend any products or services from any organisation mentioned nor are we responsible for the content of other websites.
Royal Horticultural Society rhs.org.uk
National Chrysanthemum Society nationalchrysanthemumsociety.co.uk
National Dahlia Society dahlia-nds.co.uk
The Cottage Garden Society http://thecottagegardensociety.org.uk/homepage
The National Allotment Society http://www.nsalg.org.uk/
The Hardy Plant Society http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/
The National Garden Scheme (NGS) http://www.ngs.org.uk/
Plant Heritage – the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens http://www.nccpg.com/
Local Garden Centres and Nurseries
Listed below are just a few of the nurseries and garden centres within easy reach of Stone. There are many more smaller and/or specialist nurseries in the area many of whom attend the regular plant fairs in the counties around us including Plant Hunters Fairs, Rare Plant Fairs and Flower Power Fairs.
Ashwood Nurseries, Kingswinford https://www.ashwoodnurseries.com/
Bridgemere Garden Centre, Cheshire https://www.bluediamond.gg/garden-centre/bridgemere-garden-centre
Northwood Garden Centre Clayton www.northwoodgardencentre.co.uk
Garners Garden Centre Silverdale www.garnersgardencentre.co.uk
Johnson Hall Nurseries and Bury Bank Plant Centre http://www.plants4life.co.uk/
Fletchers Garden Centre, Eccleshall http://www.fletchersgardencentre.com/
Mere Park Garden Centre Newport www.mereparkgardencentre.co.uk
Mucklestone Nurseries http://www.botanyplants.co.uk/mucklestone-nurseries-new/
Local Gardens to Visit
One of our favourite local gardens is The Dorothy Clive Garden – with interest all year and the amazing display of rhododendrons and azaleas in the Quarry Garden in spring it is a must visit.
Also close to home are Trentham Gardens and somewhat further up the road we now have RHS Bridgewater Gardens
We are on the borders of Cheshire and Shropshire, not far from Derbyshire, and close to the West Midlands so we have a multitude of gardens within a 50 mile radius. You can find some of them listed on the Great British Gardens website – search by county, browse via the map or check for special collections.
Several National Trust gardens are also nearby.
Many towns and villages now hold Open Gardens weekends and you can find them on the Open Gardens website. Staffordshire has its own page here where you can find out more about Barlaston and Eccleshall among others.
Have a look also at the NGS yellow book – the county book is available in Stone Library and at our meetings – or check on their website. You could also download their app onto your smartphone or tablet.