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The National Wildflower Centre
The Centre officially opened in September 2000 to provide a national focus for the creation of new wildflower habitats which have economic, environmental and social benefits. The National Wildflower Centre is open to the general public between April 1st and September 30th every year.Seven days a week between 10am and 5pm (last entry 4pm).

Landlife Wildflowers

The trading arm of Landlife, sales of seeds and plants, online shop, wildflower f.a.q., guide to techniques.

Woodland Wildflowers Project
The aim of the project is to develop an effective strategy for the introduction of appropriate wildflowers into our woodlands, and involve as many local people with projects in the enhancement and care of local woodlands. The Project is a partnership between the 12 Community Forests, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Countryside Agency, the Local Heritage Initiative, Nationwide Building Society, with Landlife at the National Wildflower Centre and thousands of volunteers.

Break New Ground - A Landlife Project funded by the Department of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Environment Action Programme to investigate topsoil inversion as a new technique for forestry, increasing biodiversity and sustainable land management.

The Eden Project
The living theatre of plants and people. Based in Cornwall.

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Centre
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (formerly the National Wildflower Research Center), was founded in 1982 to educate people about the environmental necessity, economic value, and natural beauty of native plants. The Wildflower Center is a non-profit educational organisation headquartered in Austin, Texas, with links to native plant societies and environmental organisation across the country and around the world.

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Court Hey Park
Public park and location of the National Wildflower Centre, Sustainability and Environmental Development and local community group -The Friends of Court Hey Park with detailed history of the park and the Gladstone family.

Society for Ecological Restoration
The Society for Ecological Restoration is an international non-profit organisation of individuals and organisation who are actively engaged in ecologically-sensitive repair & management of ecosystems

Natural England
Natural England- is the statutory service responsible for looking after England's variety of wild plants and animals - the country's biodiversity - and its natural features.

Landlife Wildflowers is joining leading wildlife and horticultural organisations and Natural England in signing a wildlife gardening manifesto to save the nation's gardens, particularly those in towns and cities.

Sir Martin Doughty, Chair of Natural England said: "The gardens of England are under threat. In London, front gardens with an area 22 times the size of Hyde Park are now paved over and lost, reducing havens for wildlife, increasing the impact of flash flooding and contributing to climate change. Through this manifesto, Natural England is calling to action businesses, the public sector and the public to play their part and give gardens a future - for the benefit of our own health and the survival of declining species, such as hedgehogs, frogs and bumblebees, that live on our doorsteps."

This action follows a recent ICM Poll, commissioned by Natural England. The Poll found that 45% of 18-34 year olds do not feel they are well informed about wildlife gardening and 37% of 18-24 year olds said they would like to do more but don't know how.

Merseytravel is the name given to the Merseyside Passenger Transport Authority and Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive. Merseytravel co-ordinates public transport on Merseyside and acts in partnership with bus and rail operators to provide services.

The Mersey Forest
The Mersey Forest is the largest of all 12 Community Forests covering nearly 420 square miles of Merseyside and North Cheshire. The Forest Project is literally revitalising the region with a programme of tree planting and a mosaic of landscape improvements. The Forest is not about a continuous expanse of trees but a variety of habitats including ponds, wildflower meadows, hedgerows, street trees and it is actively improving our more degraded landscapes too.

A one-stop shop of ecological restoration resources. Including the vital issue of seed provenance.

Plantlife carries out plant species and habitat conservation, owns and manages nature reserves, campaigns, and raises awareness through education.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
The DWT manage 40 nature reserves covering over 1000 acres of land, including examples of moorland, limestone dales grassland and wood, gritstone woods, old gravel workings, disused canal and railway sidings, and coal subsidence flashes.

Sefton Park Palmhouse
The restoration of a Grade II listed Victorian glasshouse, the centrepiece of Sefton Park in South Liverpool.

Royal Horticultural Society
Founded in 1804, the Royal Horticultural Society has grown to be the world’s leading horticultural organisation. The Society continues with their commitment to gardeners through inspirational flower shows, gardens, and over 1,000 lectures and demonstrations making sure they are easy to access throughout the UK.

Wildlife Trusts
The Wildlife Trusts partnership is the UK’s leading conservation charity exclusively dedicated to wildlife. Our network of 46 local Wildlife Trusts and our junior branch, Wildlife Watch, work together to protect wildlife in towns and the countryside.

Creative Conservation
An online magazine for those interested in practical habitat creation and conservation - updated quarterly.

Community Forest Programme
The Community Forest Partnerships work together to deliver a comprehensive package of urban, economic and social regeneration.

Bumblebee was formed with the aim of encouraging people to take up gardening (as it’s a great form of exercise) and help raise awareness of wildlife conservation and environmental issues.

Chris Packham
Chris Packham is a television presenter, photographer and author with a passionate concern for conservation and the environment

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