Beginners guide to gardening

Just a little know-how will soon have you reaping gardening rewards. Start with a few simple tasks – we give you step-by-step guides and tips to help you

Choosing plants

Picking plants that like the conditions in your garden is a big step towards successful growing. These guides will help you chose some that will thrive in your garden and give you a green space you’ll be proud of

RHS hardiness rating

The system of hardiness ratings enables gardeners to understand the hardiness of plants and gives a guide to the best growing conditions.

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Get gardening

Your fast track to understanding the basics

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.