The following are recommended as ethical and sustainable UK based suppliers of interesting and unusual plants:
Crûg Farm Plants
Hampshire Carnivorous Plants
RHS Garden Wisley
Thompson and Morgan
Tropical Britain Nursery
Also consider joining the following societies:
Alpine Plant Society
Specialising in small woodland plants, hardy plants, climbers, bulbs and shrubs, with a seed list of over 5,000 species.
Carnivorous Plant Society
Specialising in carnivorous plants of all kinds, with an excellent seed list.
European Palm Society
Palm specialists, offering an exhaustive list of palm suppliers worldwide.
Specialising in fruits and vegetables, including a heirloom seed list of classic kitchen plants.
Hardy Plant Society
Offering a seed list of over 2,000 tempting varieties of rare, unusual and familiar seeds.
International Aroid Society (for arums and more)
Offering a newsletter, cultivation and pollination guides, as well as a trading post.
International Asclepiad Society (for starfish flowers)
Offering cultivation instructions, sources of plants and an academic newsletter.
Royal Horticultural Society
Perhaps the world’s most recognised and respected gardening society with extensive libraries of advice, pictorial guides, and regular shows.