Knowledge Base


NASSTEC; The Native Seed Science, Technology & Conservation Initial Training Network

An innovative project, of which Scotia Seeds is a partner, to create a bank of knowledge about the seeds of native plants in Europe and beyond.


Conserving the small things that run the world

Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates, and we are passionately committed to saving Britain’s rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, and spiders to snails.

Save the Sound of Summer!

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was founded in response to growing concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’.

Find lovely things (including our seed) that will help create beautiful and diverse habitats for your enjoyment and for the wildlife in your garden, smallholding, farm or estate. Half of the profits we made go to specialist charities working to protect and promote biodiversity in Britain

Spectacular images by wildlife photographer Niall Benvie including extraordinary botanical portraits


Saving Butterflies, moths and our environment


Invaluable resource, hosted by the Royal Botanic Gardens, covering traditional knowledge and contemporary uses of Scottish native flora, both domestic and commercial.

We use this site all the time. To buy the wonderful Flora Celtica book click here

Seedboms work with nature to grow into flowers

Eco-friendly Seedboms are handmade from locally sourced, recycled and organic materials. Make an impact! Seedboms are ammo for responsible rebels, instigate your own mini war to revive your urban environment.

The Scottish Green Roof Forum is a cross sector association committed to serving the interests of Green Roof development in Scotland.

The Forum recognises that Scotland has particular environmental drivers with regard to the development of Green Roof systems.


Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) Government body that cares for natural heritage in Scotland.

                      SNH Guidance on restoring and creating species-rich grassland

Reforesting Scotland

Forest Harvest

LBAP North East Scotland Local Biodiversity Action Plan is a locally driven process working towards action to conserve important species and habitats (the ‘variety of life’) for our benefit and future generations.

Trees for Life An award-winning charity based in Findhorn, Scotland, whose remit is to restore the razed Caledonian Forest.

Var Scotica  Quality Landscaping using indigenous Scottish Wild Flowers.

Plant & Animal sites from elsewhere

Flora Locale Flora locale is a registered charity that encourages, across Britain and Ireland, the wise use of wild plants for planting schemes that have wildlife in mind.

Find Wildflowers Superb site that provides a wildflower identification key as well as wealth of information and contacts about UK flora.

Babel A Multi-Lingual database for the Vernacular Names of European Wild Plants.

Gardening & Green stuff

Debby’s Garden Links Links to UK gardening related websites plus heaps of hints and tips.

Space for Nature All sorts of resources for wildlife gardening.

Green Guide One stop resource of eco-friendly, natural, ethical and organic services.

Ecolots Free classified advertising for rural goods and services related to the sustainable management of land, trees and wildlife.

Wildflower images

Peter J Hosey Photography High quality digital photographs of wild and cultivated flowers, fungi and landscapes. Prints and high-res files available.


Go to our Amazon Associates bookshop to find some books we have found useful.