Elisabeth C. Miller Library

Directory of Recommended Links

Organizations and Plant Societies


Alaska Native Plant Society

Alpine Garden Club of B.C.

American Bamboo Society - Pacific Northwest Chapter

American Rose Society Pacific Northwest District

American Society of Landscape Architects - Washington Chapter

Association of Professional Landscape Designers - Washington State Chapter

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society

Cascade Cactus and Succulent Society of Washington State

Central Puget Sound Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society

Garden Conservancy Northwest Network
The Garden Conservancy Northwest Network is a member supported non-profit association of Pacific Northwest gardens and horticultural organizations dedicated to preserving historic green spaces, opening exceptional gardens for public enjoyment, and educating people about horticulture.

Hardy Fern Foundation

Hardy Plant Society of Oregon

Hardy Plant Society of Washington
"HPSW is a grass-roots educational organization interested in the conservation, propagation, dissemination, and use of hardy herbaceous perennials in the landscape." The HPSW website has information about upcoming events and meetings, how to join, a list of seeds in their seed exchange and a list of member benefits.

Idaho Native Plant Society

Ikebana International, Seattle chapter

Inland Empire Gardeners Club
The Inland Empire Gardeners (TIEG) is a garden club based in Spokane, WA.

International Society of Arboriculture - Pacific Northwest Chapter
"The PNW-ISA is a professional affiliation of arborists and urban foresters in the Pacific Northwest."

King County Iris Society

Native Plant Society of British Columbia

Native Plant Society of Oregon

North American Rock Garden Society - Northwestern Chapter

North Coast Chapter of California Native Plant Society
Covers only the northern-most part of California

Northwest Fuchsia Society

Northwest Horticultural Society
The NHS mission is "to provide a forum for gardeners and plant lovers in the Pacific Northwest to share their interests and learn about horticulture." NHS features lectures, symposiums, workshops and classes, funding for horticultural education, plant sales, and garden visits.

Northwest Orchid Society

Northwest Perennial Alliance
"The Northwest Perennial Alliance (NPA) is one of the largest nonprofit gardening organizations in Washington. Their mission is to help gardeners learn more about perennials and horticulture in the Pacific Northwest."

NW Fruit (was Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation)

Olympia Rose Society

Oregon Association of Nurseries

Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society
"The Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society (PNWPEPS) is a non-profit chapter of the International Palm Society. They are dedicated to the successful cultivation of palms and other exotic plants outdoors in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon."

Plant Amnesty
"PlantAmnesty's mission is to end the senseless torture and mutilation of trees and shrubs."

Puget Sound Bonsai Association

Puget Sound Dahlia Association

Puget Sound Mycological Society
PSMS is "an organization of people interested in mushrooms and mushrooming, which provides support and encouragement for research, education, cultivation, hunting, identifying, and cooking mushrooms."

Seattle Audubon Society
"Seattle Audubon cultivates and leads a community that values and protects birds and the natural environment."

Seattle Dahlia Society
The Seattle Dahlia Society is a non-profit organization created for Northwest Dahlia enthusiasts. We grow, promote and show Dahlias in the Pacific Northwest. Members meet each month on the second Wednesday with the exception of July and December, at the Shoreline Senior Center at 7:30 pm. The Seattle Dahlia Society holds an annual tuber and plant sale each April that is not only open to members, but to the general public as well. Each year on Labor Day weekend, the Seattle Dahlia Society puts together a show so that growers can share their hard efforts with fellow club members as well as the public; the event is free. Membership information is available on the website, as well as information about dahlias and the club.

Seattle Rhododendron Society

Seattle Tree Fruit Society

Tilth Alliance
Seattle Tilth, Tilth Producers and Cascade Harvest Coalition merged to form Tilth Alliance, "a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a sustainable community, one garden at a time." Their mission is to build an ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable food system.

Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Gardens Society
"VIRAGS is a club of plant lovers living near Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, who visit, study, photograph, draw and grow alpine plants, bog dwellers and woodlanders, whether native or exotic. We encourage the propagation and distribution of plants."

Victoria Horticultural Society

Washington Association of Landscape Professionals
"The Washington Association of Landscape Professionals (WALP) is a non-profit organization of landscape professionals dedicated to providing opportunities that promote professionalism, integrity, and education to a thriving membership within the Green Industry and the communities served."

Washington Butterfly Association

Washington Native Plant Society

Washington Ornithological Society
"The Washington Ornithological Society was chartered in 1988 to increase knowledge of the birds of Washington and to enhance communication among all persons interested in those birds."

Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs

Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association

Western Cascade Fruit Society

Whatcom Horticultural Society

National and International

Alpine Garden Society
Based in the UK, with Overseas membership available

American Bamboo Society

American Begonia Society

American Bonsai Society

American Boxwood Society

American Conifer Society
This site includes a conifer database with photos, events calendar and a forum for questions and discussion.

American Dahlia Society

American Forests
"American Forests is a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science and practice of urban forestry, and a primary communicator of the benefits of trees and forests."

American Hibiscus Society

American Horticultural Therapy Association
"The American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) is advancing the practice of horticulture as therapy to improve human well-being. AHTA is the sole US organization that offers professional registration to horticultural therapists."

American Hosta Society

American Iris Society

American Ivy Society

American Orchid Society

American Primrose Society

American Rhododendron Society

American Rose Society

American Society for Horticultural Science

American Society of Botanical Artists

American Society of Landscape Architects

American Society of Plant Taxonomists

Arbor Day Foundation
"Inspiring people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees."

Azalea Society of America

Bonsai Clubs International

Botanic Gardens Conservation International
"BGCI was founded in 1987 to link botanic gardens as a co-operating global network for effective plant conservation. It now links over 2500 institutions in over 120 countries, all working together to preserve and promote plant diversity for people and the planet."

Botanical Society of America

Bromeliad Society International

Cactus and Succulent Society of America

Cycad Society

Cyclamen Society

Epiphyllum Society of America

Garden Organic (UK) aka Henry Doubleday Research Association
"Garden Organic, the UK's leading organic growing charity, has been at the forefront of the organic horticulture movement for 50 years and is dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food."

Hebe Society
"The Hebe Society (a British Registered Charity) promotes the cultivation and conservation of hebes and other New Zealand native plants.

Herb Society of America

Hobby Greenhouse Association
"The Hobby Greenhouse Association is a nation-wide non-profit organization of people who enjoy growing ornamental and edible plants year-round through the use of various structures designed to provide the necessary or optimal environmental conditions for successful plant growth."

Holly Society of America, Inc.

International Camellia Society

International Clematis Society

International Lilac Society

International Palm Society

International Plant Propagators Society

International Society for Horticulture Science

International Society of Arboriculture

International Waterlilly & Water Gardening Society

Magnolia Society International

National Association of Landscape Professionals
"The National Association of Landscape Professionals passionately advocates for the economic, social and environmental benefits for the landscape industry."

National Association of State Foresters

National Audubon Society
"Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity."

National Center for Home Food Preservation
A site from the University of Georgia that gives guidance and recipes for freezing, pickling, fermenting, curing and other methods for preserving fruits, vegetables and even meat.

National Chrysanthemum Society

National Gardening Association
Also know as NationalGardening.com, this site includes a number of handy resources including a gardener's dictionary, a collection of "how-to" projects and "mug" shots of both good and bad bugs. The NGA also supports childrens gardening through their Kidsgardening.com program.

North American Rock Garden Society

Perennial Plant Association

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

Seed Money
"SeedMoney is a Maine-based 501c nonprofit helping US and global food garden projects to thrive through grants, crowdfunding assistance and free garden planning software."

Seed Savers Exchange
Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization that saves and shares heirloom seeds and our garden heritage. Members can exchange seeds with each other and the public may purchase seeds directly.

Seeds of Diversity
Seeds of Diversity is Canada's Heritage Seed Program for gardeners.

Society of Municipal Arborists

Soil and Water Conservation Society

Thrive - British Horticultural Therapy
Thrive's mission is to research, educate and promote the use and advantages of gardening for people with a disability.

Weed Science Society of America