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New Zealand

Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ) BGANZ

Plants are critical for life and Botanic Gardens are essential for us to be able to preserve and learn about plants.

International Plant Propagators’ Society NZ Region IPPS-NZ

Founded as a chapter of IPPS International in 1971 and becoming a region in its own right in 1984, the IPPS New Zealand Region has >200 members all around New Zealand. Membership consists of those working in many aspects of the nursery industry, researchers, academics, consultants and students all sharing plant production knowledge freely.

New Zealand Education Trust / Young Horticulturist of the Year NZET

Established by the RNZIH and aims to assist and promote, in any way possible, horticultural training and education in New Zealand, including promoting and providing scholarships and prize schemes for young people in horticulture. The Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition is organised by the NZET.

New Zealand Gardens Trust NZGT

Established by the RNZIH and aims to promote the best in New Zealand gardens and horticulture. The NZGT website features a nationwide database of public and private gardens to visit.

New Zealand Notable Trees Trust NZNTT

Also established by the RNZIH, in association with the NZ Arboricultural Association. This trust continues the national scheme established in 1978 to identify and register heritage trees.

New Zealand Arboricultural Association NZARB

NZ Arb's mission statement is to encourage, foster, improve and educate in all aspects of arboriculture in New Zealand.

New Zealand Plant Producers Inc. NZPPI

The peak industry body for plant producers and industry partners. It's an opportunity for plant producers and their community to collaborate in shaping and growing an industry body with an influential voice that delivers value to our businesses.

New Zealand Professional Florists Inc. NZPF

A non-profit making organisation founded with the sole objective of raising the national standards of floristry.

New Zealand Tree Crops Association NZTA

A voluntary organisation promoting interest in useful trees, such as those producing fruit, nuts, timber, fuel, wood, livestock fodder, bee forage and other productive crops.


Go Gardening — helping New Zealand grow  

Garden Inspiration, tips and advice from the experts. Go Gardening is the consumer and public face of New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated.

Liddle Wonder Liddle Wonder

Website of Liddle Wonder, a former nursery owned by Dr John Liddle, containing images and details of a wide variety of plants.

Naturally Native NZ Plants Naturally Native

Specialist growers of New Zealand native plants since 1980. Their website includes an online plant catalogue.

New Zealand PlantFinder NZ Plant Finder

Beginning in 1995 Meg Gaddum published four PlantFinder books and went on create an online database of >50,000 plants listed from NZ nursery catalogues. This online database was available up to 2011. The web address ( now redirects to Meg's Facebook page which contains a wide range of posts about plants.

Nursery World  

"Gateway to the Nursery Industry in New Zealand". Broad site covering everything in the gardening, nursery and horticulture industries. Commercial Horticulture Magazine, Trade Days, Nursery Registers, seed suppliers, Reference Publishing, gardening, plants.

Kiwi Gardener  

Website of New Zealand's fortnightly do-it-yourself consumer gardening magazine, previously known as the Weekend Gardener. The magazine provides gardening and horticultural information of wide interest, some of which has been reproduced on the RNZIH website.



Bonsai in New Zealand

New Zealand Bonsai Association

New Zealand Bonsai Association, the nationally recognised portal and repository for information about the New Zealand bonsai scene.

Auckland Branch of the Cactus and Succulent Society of New Zealand CSSNZ

Provides information for members and the general public to learn more about cacti and succulent plants.

Heritage Roses New Zealand Inc Heritage Roses NZ

Heritage Roses New Zealand Inc exists to nurture interest in and love of the beautiful roses of the past, and to ensure the continued existence of these living antiques.

National Daffodil Society of New Zealand National Daffodil Society of NZ

The purpose of the National Daffodil Society is to promote, appreciate and preserve New Zealand's daffodils.

National Dahlia Society of New Zealand  

"Founded in 1938 and is an organisation set up to promote our favourite flower the dahlia, and to offer guidance and advice on the cultivation and showing of dahlias in New Zealand."

New Zealand Alpine Garden Society NZAGS

The NZAGS hold monthly meetings in Christchurch and have an annual seed exchange list.

New Zealand Camellia Society  

Information on membership, national shows, contact details including branches throughout New Zealand, and image galleries.

Herb Federation of New Zealand Herb Federation of New Zealand

"Dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and love of herbs, through community education programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community." Includes National Plant Collection Holders and Local Herb Societies

New Zealand Iris Society New Zealand Iris Society

A non-profit society dedicated to the iris and its band of admirers.

New Zealand Native Orchids New Zealand Native Orchids

An outstanding site dedicated to the native orchids of New Zealand. Contains articles from the NZ Native Orchid Group Journal, a large photo section, descriptions of the various species, their habitats, and more.

Orchid Council of New Zealand Orchid Council of New Zealand Inc

The Orchid Council of New Zealand is a federation of independent, autonomous, orchid societies throughout New Zealand.

New Zealand Plant Protection Society NZPPS

Their main objective: "To pool and exchange information on the biology of weeds, invertebrate and vertebrate pests, pathogens and beneficial organisms and methods for modifying their effects."

New Zealand Rhododendron Association  

An Association formed in 1944 that promotes all aspects of Rhododendron growing in New Zealand.

New Zealand Rose Society New Zealand Rose Society

"The New Zealand Rose Society (Inc) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the cultivation of the world’s most favourite flower."

Weedbusters New Zealand Weedbusters

Weedbusters is a weeds awareness and education programme that aims to protect New Zealand's environment from the increasing weed problem.


Neil Fitzgerald Photography  

A diverse selection of New Zealand nature photographs, from plants and fungi to invertebrates, birds and landscapes.


Biodiversity New Zealand Resources BIO

Agencies, groups, organisations, and networks involved in biodiversity protection in New Zealand.

Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand ECO

New Zealand's network of groups which share a concern for the environment.

Forest and Bird NZ Forest & Bird

A New Zealand based conservation organisation that works for the protection of New Zealand's native forests, threatened species, marine heritage and for a healthier environment.

Manaaki Whenua — Landcare Research Home Page Landcare Research

Includes New Zealand Plant Names Database, Māori Plant Use Database, and Online Interactive Plant Identification Keys.

New Zealand Department of Conservation — Te Papa Atawhai  

Website of the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC).

iNaturalist NZ  

An excellent website where you can share what you see in nature, meet other nature watchers, and learn about New Zealand animals, plants, and fungi.

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network NZPCN

Established in 2003 with the vision that 'no indigenous species of plant will become extinct nor be placed at risk of extinction as a result of human action or indifference, and that the rich, diverse and unique plant life of New Zealand will be recognised, cherished and restored'.

Project Crimson Pohutukawa & Rata Conservation, New Zealand Project Crimson

Project Crimson is a charitable trust that aims to protect New Zealand's endangered pohutukawa and rata trees.




Australian National Botanic Gardens ANBG

"Inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora" A useful and comprehensive site with many links to the conservation, cultivation and study of Australian plants.

Australasian Native Orchid Society Australasian Native Orchid Society

Dedicated to the cultivation, conservation and scientific study of native orchids in the Australasian region.

Australian Institute of Horticulture Australian Institute of Horticulture

The professional association for qualified Horticulturists in Australia, including Landscape designers, educators, writers, nursery people, etc.


Dave's Garden Dave's Garden

A community of gardeners that share tips and ideas for gardens, along with seeds and plants.

GardenWeb Garden Web

GardenWeb Forums. - National Gardening Association

The NGA was founded in 1971, and over the years has accumulated a vast amount of educational resources for gardeners.


A public interest website developed in the UK and providing a collection of useful garden safety tips and advice from experts.


DELTA databases DELTA

Descriptions, illustrations, interactive identification, and information retrieval. Includes Families of Flowering Plants and Grass Genera of the World.


Internet Directory for Botany


A extensive and useful site containing about several thousand botany and horticulture related links.

The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) IPNI

Database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of all seed plants. IPNI is the product of a collaboration between The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Harvard University Herbaria, and the Australian National Herbarium.

The Plant List  

A working list of all known plant species.

Tree of Life web project Tree of Life

A collaborative effort of biologists from around the world. On more than 10,000 webpages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny).


American Horticultural Society (AHS) American Horticultural Society

The AHS is an educational, non-profit, organisation that recognises and promotes excellence in American horticulture.

Chartered Institute of Horticulture — UK & Ireland IoH

The authoritative organisation representing all those professionally engaged in Horticulture in the UK & Ireland.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK Kew

Provides an insight into their research, collections, conservation and other activities.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), UK RHS

Homepage to the Royal Horticultural Society.

The Hebe Society (UK) Hebe Society

"The Hebe Society promotes the cultivation and conservation of hebes and other New Zealand native plants."



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