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The Hebe Society – facebook page – Our aim is to bring together our members from near and far, an also to inspire people with our shared interest to join us.

The Hebe Society – Instagram page – The Hebe Society is a UK based international society and charity dedicated to the love of Hebe and New Zealand plants. Professionals and amateurs welcome.

The Hebe Society – Twitter page – The Hebe Society is a UK based international society and charity dedicated to the love of Hebe and New Zealand plants. Established in 1985. Professionals and amateurs welcome.

The Hebe World – facebook page – is the world’s largest community regarding hebe plants and varieties, which include production, research, fonds, commerce, distribution, and clients.

Categories: biography, botany, commercial, computers, conservation, gardening, gardens, institutes, magazines, news, nurseries, pictures, places, plants, schools, societies

For information on Books go to our Books page

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography allows you to search for information on New Zealand citizens, past and present.

Best Gardening Databases on the Net where you will find a handful of the most useful glossaires and databases available.

BiologyBrowser – resources for the life sciences information community.

Gymnosperm Database – the web’s premier source of information on conifers and their allies. Since it went online on 1997, the Database has attracted worldwide attention as a readily accessible, scientifically accurate source of information on the classification, description, ecology and uses of this culturally and ecologically important group of plants. The home page gives some hints about how to navigate the Database, as well as providing background information for the curious.

Online resources available at Auckland Library

Phylogeny of New Zealand Plants – the evolutionary history of New Zealand’s flora.

ResearchGate is a free resource and platform designed specifically for scientists and researchers to facilitate research collaboration internationally.

Systematics Association of New Zealand describes and analyses the biodiversity of New Zealand’s plants and animals.

Alpigena Saxifraga Nursery

Bee Proof Suits – constructed from heavy duty cotton fabric this range of bee suits and beekeepers jackets is stylish and has innovative design features. These bee suits, jackets and trousers will keep you cool and protect you from stings. This is a range protective clothing designed by beekeepers.

Bred by Peter Moore – Peter Moore is an independent Plant Breeder.

Draper Shop – nothing but Draper Tools.

Easy Garden Irrigation – if you are just starting your journey in planning and installing a garden irrigation system for your garden, this is the place to start. Everything starts with effective planning, and this guide will help walk you through every step of the process to ensure you get it right first time.

ForFarmers is the leading online marketplace for equipment, livestock, real-estate, jobs, farm-related products and services. It helps agricultural and rural-based businesses to expand market share through an on-line trading community.

GardenLines Lawn Mowers high quality lawn mowers and garden machinery with free next day delivery to mainland UK.

Greenhouse Catalog greenhouse accessories and supplies.

Greenhouse Staging – Great Garden Products stocks a wide range of gorgeous garden products incluing teak, hardwood, wicker and conservatory furniture and other garden products such as greenhouse staging, parasols, cushions and garden benches.

Greenhouse Stores – the home of the highest quality garden buildings direct to your door with free UK home delivery. Offer a wide selection of glasshouses, sheds, summerhouses, log cabins and garages for sale at superb prices.

JPR Farm Direct supplies quality top soil, turf, barks, mulches and JPR Gold soil conditioner to gardeners or landscapers. It is a family run business based in the Derbyshire Peak District between Buxton, Bakewell and Sheffield.

Landscaping – Landscaping Contract – Top Dressing – Turf Care Construction Materials Limited specialises in top dressing, turf care, ground care with a variety of roadstone, equestrian sand, bunker sand, crag sand, pathways materials, golf course materials for sports surface and sports turf.

Life Irrigation install watering systems for garden irrigation, landscape irrigation and lawn irrigation.

RedShed – free UK delivery on garden furniture, sheds, barbecues and other garden products.

Send Flowers to USA. Sending flowers to USA made easy and secure. Order fresh flowers to USA with 100% satisfaction guarantee from

Slug Bell – is child, pet and wildlife safe as it prevents the accidental picking up of the poison pellets, it not affected by watering the garden and is rain proof it also has an attractive flower pattern and blends with its surroundings, the small amount of pellets last a very long time good for our environment and the whole Slug Bell can be moved around the garden. You do not have to keep a constant eye on it and you can go away on holiday and come back to a slug and snail free garden. It is the gardener’s friend.

Ultimate Washer is your source for electric pressure washers, HONDA power washers, trailer power washer models, water vacuum cleaners, stainless steel tanks up to 6 gallons.

UK flower delivery with 100% satisfaction guarantee. Flowers delivered in the UK are fresh and premium quality at a very low shipping cost.

Ask Leo – your computer problems answered.

The Site Wizard Website design, promotion, programming and revenue making. An interesting and useful website.

ARKive’s aim is to compile audio-visual records, for the 15,000-plus animals, plants and fungi currently threatened with extinction, according to the World Conservation Union’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

BGCI is an international organisation that exists to ensure the world-wide conservation of threatened plants, the continued existence of which are intrinsically linked to global issues including poverty, human well-being and climate change.

Department of Conservation, New Zealand, is the central government organisation charged with conserving the natural and historic heritage. It issues a free regular e-mail newsletter.

Chatham Islands Natural Heritage contains articles by various authors on the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Chatham Islands and the ongoing efforts to conserve it.

Eco-Vista aims to be the best source of bird photographs and images in New Zealand.

Conservation is one of the most important goals in forestry. Protecting the ecosystem is critical to ensuring future generations are able to enjoy all of the natural beauty and benefits the world has to offer. The sites below are committed to achieving this goal, covering everything from general conservation efforts to combating hunger and poverty with sustainable environmentally-friendly methods. There is a link to the New Zealand Forest and Bird Weblog

Forestry Degree is dedicated to helping you find your path to success in the forestry profession. Informative articles, blog posts, and our list of accredited degree programs will help you expand your opportunities and achieve your career goals. Forestry is a growing field with many options for skilled and talented prospects, so take advantage of the opportunity to explore different programs and career options.

Forest & Bird Protects New Zealand’s native plants, animals and wild places, on land and in oceans.

Nature Space is a website for groups, individuals and landowners undertaking ecological restoration in New Zealand. The conservation work carried out by these communities is vital not only for the intrinsic value of our biodiversity, but also for the health and prosperity of New Zealand.

NZ Native Forests Restoration Trust is New Zealand’s leading organisation involved in forest restoration.

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network was 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.

New Zealand Notable Trees Trust celebrates its arboreal heritage, both endemic and introduced. Documented here is a growing list of the finest trees on current record.

The objective of the New Zealand Plant Protection Society is to pool and exchange information on the biology and management of weeds, pests and pathogens of plants, and beneficial organisms.

Project Kahikatea – its aim is to ensure the long term survival of this unique lowland species (Dacrycarpus dacrydioides) and its ecosystems.

Plant Talk the plant conservation website

The Rarest of the Rare supports the active conservation of New Zealand’s unique places, plants and animal life, particularly for those species that are at risk of extinction.

Climate Change Is Beginning to Strike Your Backyard – our seasons are becoming more undefined and extreme weather is bringing new challenges to gardeners.

Dutch gardening

Electrical Safety in the Garden – Electrical Safety First is a UK charity dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries caused by electrical accidents. They have produced an infographic that tries to educate people and promote safety in the garden.

Eplants is New Zealand’s plant portal.

Garden and Green is a UK site covering gardening, the countryside and greener living. There is an interview with the Hebe Society Secretary, Tony Hayter.

Garden Collage is a new kind of lifestyle gardening publication – a place where you’ll find stories about the aesthetic value of gardens, the farm to table movement, plant-based skincare, environmental policy, DIY projects, travel journals, and other interesting takes on the evolving role that nature plays in our modern lifestyle. Our mission is to bring the garden into people’s lives.

Garden Grower is an online gardening resource with a range of articles full of expert gardening advice, information and help.

GardenLinks GardenLinks is a UK directory for gardening and gardens. GardenLinks is specially designed to promote UK gardening resources, so our visitors may well be looking for sites and services just like yours – UK garden related. Our aim is to help you, the UK gardener, garden retailer, horticulturalist or garden-lover, bringing together people and information, customers and businesses.

GardenStew is the friendliest garden forum on the web.

Gardening Website is THE UK’s No.1 Gardening Website designed as a one-stop gardening directory so that you can identify, search and quickly FIND everything and everyone you need to help design, build and enjoy your garden.

Gardening with Ciscoe, Seattle, WA, USA

Go Gardening, helping New Zeland grow.

Grows on You is a gardening community and has a hebe page with photos of hebes in members’ gardens

Guide to Composting – learn how to make compost, and why improving your soil is the best thing that you can do for your lawn and garden.

A Guide to Outdoor Planting – Homeowners try to do whatever it takes to make their home look beautiful and also functional. One way that homeowners look to beautify their home is through planting trees, shrubs, flowers and even vegetables. While homeowners can hire landscaping and gardening professionals to acquire the look homeowners want to achieve, many things can also be done by non-professionals. You don't have to have a green thumb to be successful in achieving the look you want around your house. With minimal knowledge of plants, trees, shrubs and their growing needs, all do it yourself homeowners can make the lawns and gardens of the house look beautiful and functional by getting in the dirt and do the planting and care themselves.

Home and Garden Expert Articles – how to fix things up around the home, and work in the garden.

Irish Gardener’s Forum offers free access to a wealth of Irish horticultural information.

Lets Go Gardening

Moosey’s Country Garden is near West Melton, New Zealand, and covers about three acres.

The Best of New Zealand

The Reckless Gardener is a not too serious gardening magazine!

The Mulch – Gardening Community.

Essential British Gardens is a digest of some of the finest gardens and arboretums throughout Britain and is based on the original author’s experiences and those of other keen gardening friends.

Garden of Paghat the Ratgirl, overlooking Puget Sound, Washington State, USA. A large website devoted to a small garden, with 5 hebes.

Lovell Quinta Arboretum – there are some 800 species and some 2,500 trees and shrubs, including currently 2 National Collections. There is a hebe collection with over 100 species in trial beds planted by the Hebe Society. In 2005, over 60 new rhododendron taxa were planted. There is a lake and many species of wildlife.

Mona’s Garden – this website and blog are about sharing her passion for plants and gardening. The emphasis of the garden is on texture, shapes and contrasting foliage colour and on the unusual Mediterranean and Australasian plants, particularly a large collection of corokias, complemented in recent years by interesting exotics.

Mona’s Garden is open under the National Garden Scheme on August 16th, or by appointment.
Address: 33 Wood Vale, Muswell Hill, London N10 3DJ

New Zealand Garden Trust – gardens endorsed by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture.

86 New Zealand gardens to visit – also operating accommodation/function centres/historic buildings/museums/weddings/cafes/home-cooking/plant, art and sculpture sales, fishing/animals and bird life/winerys.

Winsford Walled Garden, Devon, is an enchanting garden that offers inspiring and extraordinary sights at every turn.

Bristol Botanic Garden The New Zealand Plants Display highlights convergent evolution amongst the flora of this fascinating country.

Duchy College has a diverse range of courses for all ages in locations across the South West.

Elizabeth C Miller Library, University of Washington Botanic Gardens, serves the gardening public and horticultural professional of the region.

Manaaki Whenua (Landcare Research), New Zealand, focuses on the management of land resources for conservation and for primary production. They hold a large collection of hebes at Lincoln, Canterbury, South Island.

Plumpton College specialises in providing a wide range of land-based courses in partnership with schools, for those in further education and for those in higher education. The College degree courses are provided in association with the University of Brighton.

Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture is the International Registration Authority for Hebe, Leptospermum, Coprosma, Pittosporum and Phormium. There is a gallery of hebe photographs.

Te Papa is the National Museum of New Zealand and has a research programme to determine the origins and evolution of Hebe.

trainingwales , the commercial department of Neath Port Talbot College, specialises in providing custom-made training programmes to public and private organisations throughout Wales and beyond. trainingwales offers a comprehensive portfolio of learning & development programmes held at the prestigious premises of Twyn yr Hydd House, which is an impressive grade 2 Victorian building situated in the beautiful grounds of Margam Country Park.

trainingwales’ portfolio includes:
• Conferencing
• Training / Business consultancy services
• Personal development programmes
• Team building, team development and team leadership exercises
• management programmes
• Health and safety programmes
• IT courses

Gardeners’ World Magazine is Britain’s biggest selling gardening magazine, providing fresh ideas and clear advice for thousands of gardeners every month.

The Best of New Zealand is the new magazine and website that focuses on the many wonderful things about New Zealand.

New Zealand Herald has local and world news, and a conservation and environment section.

Ashridge Nurseries UK growers and suppliers of hedging, fruit trees and soft fruit, ornamental trees, roses and climbers all by mail order.

Australian Nurseries Online – Nursery and Garden Directory for Australia. Wholesale, mail order & retail.

Nurseries Online UK Nursery and Garden Directory for the UK. Wholesale, mail order & retail.

Nurseries Online USA Nursery and Garden Directory for the USA. Wholesale, mail order & retail.

Beautiful botanic artwork for sale.

Eco-Vista aims to be the best source of bird photographs and images in New Zealand.

Foto Search Image Library offers over 1 million images in its extensive online archive, including photography, clipart, illustrations, footage, and maps.

Pictures of New Zealand plants by Ruth Ripley, also pictures of New Zealand scenery

Plant Photos at Go Graph

Plant Stock Photography at Can Stock Photo offers over 100,000 plant images. Professional royalty free stock photography at prices you can afford. High-quality images start at just $1.00, and the generous license agreement gives the flexibility you need. Whether you need an image for advertising, presentations, brochures, or just decoration. Free weekly downloads with thousands of new images added every week.

Exploring the Kaimai Bush is here to help you to learn about some of the fungi, native flora and fauna of the Kaimai–Mamaku Forest Park, with particular emphasis on the area near Katikati, in the Western Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand.

Fiordland is the largest national park in New Zealand and one of the largest in the world. It has been recognised as one of the world’s foremost natural landscapes.

Best Gardening Databases on the Net where you will find a handful of the most useful glossaires and databases available.

Bushman’s Friend is a website that is developing a biological key for identifying New Zealand native plants. This is a blog (web log) celebrating New Zealand Native Plants.

Clematis on the web is a good source of information on Clematis.

Deeproot Plant Base is a plant encyclopaedia for Windows PCs.

Findmeplants allows you to specify your garden conditions and design ideas so that our plant search can help you find the perfect plants, trees and shrubs for your garden.

Flora of New Zealand
Volume I – Indigenous Tracheophyta. Psilopsida, Lycopsida, Filicopsida, Gymnospermae, Dicotyledons
Volume II – Indigenous Tracheophyta. Monocotyledones Except Gramineae
Volume III – Adventive Cyperaceous, Petalous & Spathaceous Monocotyledons
Volume IV – Naturalised Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, Dicotyledons
Volume V – Gramineae
Volume 1985 Lichens
Volume 2007(1) Lichens – Revised Second Edition Volume One
Volume 2007(2) Lichens – Revised Second Edition Volume Two

Frost hardiness of some New Zealand shrubs in Sweden is an undergraduate thesis to discover frost resistance for stems and leaves of several New Zealand woody plants: Olearia (Asteraceae), Coprosma (Rubiaceae) and Podocarpus (Podocarpaceae). The aims included trying to find species potentially winter hardy in southern coastal Sweden, and study methods for frost hardiness assessment.

Flower database has set out to help those with a green thumb by creating an extensive flower database. It will help you identify hundreds of flowers by their appearance or name, as well as let you know the months when they should be planted in order for them to grow big and bright in your own garden.

Garden Flora of Northern Ireland the gardens contain a rich selection of flora from around the world. New Zealand Plants are described here.

Grow’Em Plant Propagation Database

Hebes in Oregon – the landscape evaluation of Hebe at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) was established in 2000. The purpose is to compare performance of a range of Hebe species and cultivars under typical western Oregon conditions.

Hebe taxonomy – Christopher Taylor examines the developing ideas in the classification of Hebe.

Hidden Forest has information and photographs of New Zealand Fungi also including Slime Moulds, Lichens and Bryophytes.

Hoheria page is a good source of information on Hoheria.

New Zealand fungi the gateway to all things fungal in New Zealand.

New Zealand Native Orchids are found from the coastline to the alpine herbfields, these shy creatures are a much overlooked part of the New Zealand Native Flora.

New Zealand Plants provides access to information on plant taxa that occur in New Zealand.

New Zealand plants in Northern Ireland

Ourisia Heidi Meudt is researching Ourisia, found in the New Zealand mountains, alpine Tasmania and the southern Andes.

NCCPG National Collection of Phormium is held by Howard and Sally Wills, near Rosemoor, in Devon, at the Fernwood Nursery; here they grow 70 phormium cultivars.

Pittosporum tenuifolium cultivars pictures and assessments.

Plants For A Future – information on rare and unusual plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or other uses.

The Plant Exchange is a dynamic new website for all gardening enthusiasts throughout the UK. Offering a unique online plant exchange scheme, gardening enthusiasts in the UK can buy and sell plants, a gardener’s forum, gardening diary, comprehensive plant information section and much more is also provided.

By reducing ‘plant miles’ the Plant Exchange is also an ecologically sound vehicle which allows gardeners and others to buy and sell surplus plants either for profit or with proceeds donated to a charity or deserving organisation of choice.

ProVaR is the place where you can find details of all the exciting plant varieties that can be licensed to UK growers in one simple step.

Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture is the International Registration Authority for Hebe, Leptospermum, Coprosma, Pittosporum and Phormium. There is a gallery of hebe photographs .

Te Papa is the National Museum of New Zealand and has a research programme to determine the origins and evolution of Hebe.

What is this fungus?

Bonsai School of Minorca courses, workshops and lectures.

Alpine Garden Society The Society is for anyone interested in alpine plants, rock gardening and rock garden plants, in fact any small hardy plants and bulbs.

American Horticultural Society The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the oldest national gardening organisations in the country. Since 1922, they have provided America’s gardeners with the highest quality gardening and horticultural education possible.

Australasian Plant Society A group of enthusiastic plant growers, mainly in the UK, but with members all over Europe and North America, who are interested in growing plants from Australia and New Zealand.

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Hardy Plant Society – for hardy plant and garden lovers everywhere.

Hebe Society is described in Wikipedia.

Hodnet and District Garden Club Hodnet and District Garden Club has been established for over twenty-five years. The Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month in the Lyon Hall, Hodnet, TF9 3NF, on the A53 Shrewsbury to Newcastle-under-Lyme Road.

For an subscription fee of just £10 the club provides speakers on a variety of subjects, refreshments, competitions, an annual day’s outing and a Christmas social evening with entertainment. The club is noted for its friendliness and lack of formality. New members are always welcome.

North American Rock Garden Society – is for gardening enthusiasts interested in alpine, saxatile, and low-growing perennials. It encourages the study and cultivation of wildflowers that grow well among rocks, whether such plants originate above treeline or at lower elevations.

NZ High Commission – Clubs and Associations in the UK and Ireland lists organisations useful to New Zealanders living in the UK and Ireland.

Royal Horticultural Society the Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.

Scottish Rock Garden Club promotes the cultivation of alpine and rock garden plants and bulbs. The Website is also home of the lively Scottish Rock Forum.

Tatton Garden Society runs the Lovell Quinta Arboretum, Swettenham, Congleton, Cheshire. The Hebe Society built five display beds, and planted them with 120 different hebes in spring 2004.

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