Be Plant Wise materials and useful resources

The following materials are freely available for you to download and share with others.

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if you would like free hard copies.

Retailers can request a general Be Plant Wise pack for your business. If you sell aquatic plants we have a specific Be Plant Wise aquatic plant pack.


Garden plants leaflet (PDF) | Garden plants leaflet: Welsh (PDF)

Aquatic plants leaflet (PDF) | Aquatic plants leaflet: Welsh (PDF)


Garden plants poster (PDF) | Garden plants poster: Welsh (PDF)

Aquatic plants poster (PDF) | Aquatic plants poster: Welsh (PDF)

Other materials

Garden plants sticker (PDF) | Garden plants sticker: Welsh (PDF)

Aquatic plants sticker (PDF) | Aquatic plants sticker: Welsh (PDF)

Information sheet for retailers (PDF) | Information sheet for retailers: Welsh (PDF)

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for Be Plant Wise logos for use in your own communications

Useful links

Choosing plants

If you are buying plants online, it’s a good idea to research them to make sure they are suitable for your garden or pond, and won’t be difficult to look after or dispose of. It's illegal to sell or share certain plant species, check this list of restricted non-native plants.

Below are some websites and other resources you can use when deciding which plant to choose.

These guides produced by Plantlife suggest non-invasive alternatives for your garden and pond:

If you are sourcing trees, The Woodland Trust's UK and Ireland Sourced and Grown scheme guarantees that the trees you purchase have not been imported and they and their compost will not contain material or seed from new invasive species.

Help to prevent future invasions

You can help to prevent future invasions simply by reporting plants which are spreading in your garden and proving hard to control. Plant Alert, a citizen science project led by the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland, asks gardeners to help to identify which species are likely to become a problem in the wild in the future. Read more about Plant Alert.

Other links

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