The Garden Museum (formerly known as the Museum of Garden History) is Britain’s only museum of the art, history and design of gardens. The Museum re-opened in 2017 after an 18-month redevelopment project and is open seven days a week (closed first Monday of the month).
The International Dendrology Society (IDS) was formed in 1952 after Mr Robert and Mr Georges de Belder (Belgium) discussed the idea with three other eminent horticulturists, Dr & Mrs Gerd Krüssmann (Germany) and Mr Jacques Lombarts (Netherlands).
The aims are to promote the study and enjoyment of trees and other woody plants, to bring together dendrologists from all round the world, and to protect and conserve rare and endangered plant species worldwide. This last aim is now even more relevant with increasing industrial development and threats to plant species.