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    Online Forums (not part of UBCBG)

    Here are other forums recommended by readers of the UBC Botanical Garden forums. Feel free to check out the links, add your comments or submit your own link suggestions by clicking the button on the right and discussing them on the forum. These links are provided as a service to the public and do not constitute endorsement by UBCBG.

    ArboristSite.com
    Industry message board for arborists, with one section for public questions. Ad-supported and sponsor-supported.

    Link location Arboristsite.com
    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 30 Oct 2005; last confirmed 3 Nov 2015

    Ask an Arborist
    Focus on UK woody plants. Ad-supported.

    Link location Ask an arborist
    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 30 Oct 2005; last confirmed 3 Nov 2015

    BackyardGardener.com
    Garden forum where subscribers support each other resolving gardening problems, opinions and plant identification.

    Link location Garden Community Support Forums

    Submitted by mcalpin1
    Submitted date 12 Aug 2009; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    BBC Gardening Message Boards
    A UK focus. Number of posts might look small, but they've recently moved to a different message board system, so they are starting anew. Currently contains areas on Allotment Gardening, Garden Design, Garden Clinic and BBC's Television Garden offerings.

    Link location BBC - Gardening Messageboard - Home
    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 30 Oct 2005; last confirmed 3 Nov 2015

    Bonsai: Internet Bonsai Club
    Watch, learn, read and contribute to discussions with some of the worlds most experienced bonsai artists. Bonsai questions answered. How to tackle pests and diseases. Pots and potting. Suiseki, Viewing Stones and Scholars' Rocks. Beginners are especially welcome.

    Link location Internet Bonsai Club
    Submitted by KevB
    Submitted date 25 Jan 2010; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    Bonsai Nut
    Large forum with sections on trees, styling, displays, selling and other bonsai-related special interests, also a section of articles and tutorials. US site privately set up and managed. Use is free; site is ad supported and donations are requested.

    Link location Bonsai Nut
    Submitted by Labreapits
    Submitted date 4 Aug 2016; last confirmed 4 Aug 2016

    Botanical Art and Naturalist Illustration
    Yahoo Group "dedicated to the realistic portrayal and documentation of plants and flowers (the Botanical Arts) and natural science subjects (Naturalist Arts, Wildlife Arts, Scientific Illustration)." Much less active group than in its earlier years.

    Link location Yahoo! Groups
    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 26 Sep 2007; last confirmed 3 Nov 2015

    Botanikai Fórum
    Hungarian website with the usual categories, but Google doesn't offer to translate. The subforum for Hungarian plants is at Milyen hazai növény?.

    Link location Botanikai Fórum
    Submitted by Lila Pereszke
    Submitted date 31 Aug 2017; last confirmed 2 Sep 2017

    CafeGarden.com
    Was Blossom Swap, which was ad supported; not sure that's the case now. General gardening discussion forums.

    Link location Cafe Garden

    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin; name and link updated by wcutler
    Submitted date 31 Oct 2005; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    Canadian Gardening Forums
    Canadian Gardening magazine's discussion forums. Tends toward discussions on eastern Canadian gardening. Ad-supported.

    Link location Canadian Gardening Forums Home - Canadian Gardening
    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 30 Oct 2005; last confirmed 3 Nov 2015

    Citrus: Hobby Citrus Growers
    Forum for helping citrus enthusiasts prosper in their quest to produce fruitful trees.

    Link location Citrus Growers Forum :: Index
    Submitted by Junglekeeper
    Submitted date 25 Nov 2005; last confirmed 3 Nov 2015

    Carnivorous plants: Ontario Carnivorous Plant Society
    Discussions about carnivorous (insect-eating) plants.

    Link location Home | Ontario Carnivorous Plant Society

    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 25 Oct 2006; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    Dave's Garden
    For Gardeners, By Gardeners". Comprehensive set of discussion forums with a lot of activity. Number of other useful resources for gardeners on-site. Membership on Dave's Garden is free and allows you to participate in dozens of forums, plus PlantFiles, BugFiles, BirdFiles, the Garden Watchdog, maintain a personal garden diary, trade list, and many other features. A paid subscription is optional and provides access to the most popular forums and additional features, all in an ad-free environment.

    Link location Gardening Forums - Ask Gardening Questions at Dave's Garden
    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 30 Oct 2005; last confirmed 3 Nov 2015

    Facebook Plants Identification Group
    There is a crowd-sourcing group on Facebook, with 92+ thousand members, many from Europe.

    Link location Plant Identification
    Submitted by Andrey Zharkikh
    Submitted date 21 Apr 2017; last confirmed 21 Apr 2017

    GardenBreizh.org
    Exotic and tropical plants and gardens for all climates". In French.

    Link location Discussions sur les plantes exotiques et tropicales pour tout climat - forums gardenbreizh

    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 21 Apr 2008; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    Garden Buddies
    General gardening discussion forums. Very active membership.

    Link location Gardenbuddies.com

    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 31 Oct 2005; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    GardenStew
    General gardening discussion forums. Members can have weblogs.

    Link location Gardening Forums & Blogs - Garden Stew

    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 31 Oct 2005; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    Garden Tenders
    A friendly community with forum, blogs, photos, and other ways of communicating with other gardeners. Based in Canada, but there are people from all over. Still has plenty of room to grow.

    Link location GardenTenders Gardening Forums | GardenTenders.com :: gardening community
    Submitted by thanrose
    Submitted date 04 Feb 2010; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    Garden Web
    GardenWeb is one of the oldest, largest and most comprehensive garden forums. Hundreds of different discussion areas. These forums are now part of Houzz.

    Link location The GardenWeb Forums - GardenWeb
    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 30 Oct 2005; last confirmed 3 Nov 2015

    Gardeners Corner
    Subtitled "The Friendly Gardening Forum", from the UK.

    Link location Gardeners Corner - The Friendly Gardening Forum
    Submitted by wcutler
    Submitted date 22 Nov 2015; last confirmed 22 Nov 2015

    Grapes: MGGA Cold Climate Grape Growing and Wine Making
    Viticulture for cold climate citizens from the Minnesota Grape Growers Association.

    Link location Minnesota Grape Growers Association
    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 21 Feb 2008; last confirmed 3 Nov 2015

    Growing on the Edge
    International forum for exotic gardening enthusiasts. Mostly threads about hardy tropical plants, includes lots about palms also. Seeks donations via PayPal.

    Link location growingontheedge.net - Index page
    Submitted by Carol Ja
    Submitted date 31 Oct 2007; last confirmed 3 Nov 2015

    Hardy Tropicals UK
    Forum of the Hardy Tropicals website, promoting the use of exotic plants in general gardening. Seems to be an active forum.

    Link location Hardy Tropicals UK • Forum Home
    Submitted by Gaz
    Submitted date 25 Nov 2008; last confirmed 12 Nov 2015

    Helpful Gardener
    General gardening. Lots of organic gardening. Large forum with many categories and a lot of posts per day.

    Link location GARDEN FORUM • HelpfulGardener.com
    Submitted by thanrose
    Submitted date 04 Feb 2010; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    Hostas and General: Hallson Gardens
    Forums from Hallson Gardens nursery. General gardening, but emphasis on hostas and perennial plants.

    Link location Hallson Gardens • Index page

    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 31 Oct 2005; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    Orchards: Home Orchard Society
    Growing Good Fruit at Home

    Link location Home Orchard Society Forums - Index page
    Submitted by CielidhTime
    Submitted date 8 May 2014; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    Orchid Board
    Comprehensive website for the care and propagation of orchids.

    Link location Orchid Board - Most Complete Orchid Forum on the web !
    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 30 Oct 2005; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    OrchidTalk Orchid Forum
    Large discussion forum with articles about orchid care.

    Link location OrchidTalk Orchid Forums - Grow Orchids!
    Submitted by wcutler
    Submitted date 14 Mar 2017; last confirmed 14 Mar 2017

    Palms: Northwest Palms Discussion Board
    Palms and subtropicals in the Pacific Northwest of North America.

    Link location Palms and The Tropical Look
    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 30 Oct 2005; last confirmed 3 Nov 2015

    PalmsNorth.com
    Cold-hardy plant forum.

    Link location PalmsNorth.com :: Index - Cold Hardy Palms & Cactus Message Board Forum
    Submitted by desertman
    Submitted date 30 Jun 2004; last confirmed 12 Nov 2015

    PalmTalk.org
    International Palm Society forums. Heavily Florida-California, but genuinely international. Quite active.

    Link location PalmTalk
    Submitted by Dave-Florida
    Submitted date 1 Jul 2007; last confirmed 12 Nov 2015

    Pflanzenbestimmung - Plant Determination
    German forum for identification of wild plants from Europe, but also other plants including ornamentals, ferns, mosses, mushrooms.

    Link location Pflanzenbestimmung - Pflanzenbestimmung
    Submitted by Lila Pereszke
    Submitted date 31 Aug 2017; last confirmed 2 Sep 2017

    PlantsWorld.net
    Here you can discuss any topic regarding plants.You can also upload photos of your plants, and exchange experience with other members. Registration is free.

    Link location Plants World › › Home
    Submitted by thanrose
    Submitted date 04 Feb 2010; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    Rock Gardens: Scottish Rock Garden Club Forums
    Focus on alpine and rock garden plants.

    Link location Scottish Rock Garden Club Forum
    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin; link updated by wcutler
    Submitted date 30 Oct 2005; last confirmed 3 Nov 2015

    Roses and General: Moosey's Country Garden Forums
    General gardening discussion forums with a special section on roses. Moosey is the gardener/owner of a country garden in New Zealand. Ad-supported.

    Link location Mooseys Country Garden Forums - Index page

    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 31 Oct 2005; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    Royal Horticultural Society's Bulletin Board
    A decent sized board, tapping into the knowledgeable folks of the RHS.

    Link location Forums - My Garden

    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 23 Jan 2006; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    The Garden Forums
    General gardening forum with emphases on Ornamental Gardening and Edible Gardening.

    Link location The Garden Forums • Index page

    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 03 Feb 2010; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015

    Unusual Plants
    Ad-free forum with discussions on a wide range of plant and gardening topics

    Link location Plant Fora - Plant Discussion Board

    Submitted by Daniel Mosquin
    Submitted date 02 Feb 2010; last confirmed 5 Nov 2015