Private Homepages

The Palm Trees at Reedy Branch
Palm trees growing in USDA Zone 8a in an inland location of North Carolina, USA. Website in English.

Palmen in der Schweiz
Seite über Freilandpalmen in der Schweiz. Website in German. deals with the classification of palm species. You can browse them by common name, genus, tribe, or subfamily. It includes descriptions, photos, and links to related resources. Website in English.

National Rhapis Collection
Introduction to growing and cultivating Rhapis excelsa, list of Rhapis Palms, propagation, cultivation, interior uses, pots and potting. Miniature Japanese palms also known as Kannonchiku. This is the fist National Palm Collection in the UK. Website in English.

Palmen in Rüdersdorf
Palmen und Bananen in Rüdersdorf (Germany) seit 1996 bis heute. Website in German.

A website in Norwegian concerning the palms that grow, or should be tested, in Scandinavia. Includes botanical details, photos, and various guides. Website in Norwegian and English.

Palms and other tropical plants in northern Germany. Website in German.

Gardens of Menton
Gardens of Menton and Monaco on the french riviera. Website in French, English and Italian!

Palmen im Taubertal
An EPS members private website in Germany. Many pictures! Website in German.

Exotische Gehölze für den mitteleuropäischen Garten
Mediterranean plants including palm trees and other interresting species from all over the world for a Central European garden. Website in German.

Palms in the German Blackforest. Website in German.

Rinus' plantenpagina
About subtropical plants - including palm trees, bamboos and bananas - in the Netherlands. Website in Dutch.

Kernxotica is a unique website in that it is the first of its kind dedicated to a specialist horticultural subject (exotics) for an entire county in Britain. It features many photographs in the form of galleries of the plants grown in some of the private and public exotic gardens we are blessed with in Cornwall (especially West Cornwall), such as Tresco Abbey and Trebah, whose own websites can be reached through links.
Additionally I have provided information on the local climate and weather details including zonal maps, development of my own small garden from scratch to my vision of a mini Tresco, plus cultivation tips on successfully growing tender plants and cacti outdoors, a recommended reading page, some excellent other website links including nurseries, and a guestbook for readers' comments. Kernxotica will be continually updated with new photos and features to maintain interest, and should be a good reference. (Lee Mullen)

Homepages (personal websites) are on the increase, as many people want to 'get in on the act' and promote their hard work. Quite a few EPS members are producing personal webpages, such as Paul Saunders' wonderful NikauPalm Homepage. He has done a great deal of work to produce his excellent site and given the fact he lives in a colder climate in South Yorkshire, he has done wonders with experimenting with 'tender' palms like Washingtonia and Phoenix canariensis, and producing good results.
Paul's site provides enthusiasts with information on the main palm species such as Trachycarpus fortunei, Butia capitata and Jubaea chilensis as well as the slightly tender species such as Rhopalostylis sapida and Archontophoenix alexandrae. Details about palm propagation, winter protection, and palm biology and available on separate pages. He also has a good selection of photos of his palms and the exotic plants he is succeeding with, so far north. By visiting this site you will see for yourself what can be done in Doncaster! (Lee Mullen)

Hardy Palms in Rhode Island
Another palm fanatic, this time living in the north east United States, has a worthwhile website to add to your favourites. Entitled Hardy Palms in Rhode Island, this colourful site created by Joe "B" has lots of exciting features and interest for the discerning exoticist. Found at you could spend hours here looking at the many different pages he has to offer. For example, if you are very interested in the Needle palm, you will find many pages about this species and how they grow in very cold US climates.
Currently Joe has 51 pages on the subject of palms and exotics. An interesting feature he has on Hardy Palms in Rhode Island is his own bookstore where you can buy related books online and search through for other books not listed. There is a box where you can input a plant name, and the search will locate details about it within his other sites. Info on local weather is given and maps of USDA zones for his area. This site also has its own chat room to discuss the latest palm topics and a good page full of plant photos. So go and have a look and sign his logbook! (Lee Mullen)

A Garden in Torquay
Dave Poole's good site about his exotic garden in Torquay. (Lee Mullen)

A Northern Jungle
A Northern Jungle based in Rotherham, South Yorks. (Lee Mullen)

Palms and hardy cacti in the Netherlands
Arno Srangers' site about exotics and hardy cacti in Holland. (Lee Mullen)

Exotic Gardening
Exotics in Norwich, great exotic webring and site. (Lee Mullen)

Marc Vissers' Homepage
Marc Vissers' site is worthwhile with an English version. (Lee Mullen)

Desert and hardy palms
Photos and cultural info on a number of species of interest to us in the UK.
Provides information on a wide range of subjects related to horticulture. Site is updated frequently with news and articles.

Palms and other exotics for Scandinavia
Devoted to the promotion and successful growing of palms and other exotics in Scandinavia. Resource site with a lot of links to common and not so well-known places.

UK Exotics and Cold Hardy Cacti
Architectural plants which have a tropical look about them for Britain

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