The Burnley Plant Guide is an indexed, searchable database of plants that has been developed to support the learning of plants by students at the University of Melbourne, particularly those who undertake courses at its Burnley Campus. The database contains information on over 2,700 plant species or cultivars, and more than 7,500 images illustrating plant recognition characters, plant habitat, form, and use in the landscape. The plants included are based on those taught in undergraduate and postgraduate subjects and are for the most part, common in cultivation in south-eastern Australia. As well as landscape plants, the BPG contains a limited number of horticultural and environmental weeds, and a number of less common exotic and Australian plants have also been included.
The Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index covers a wide range of serial titles including general gardening titles of national, international, and regional interest and titles devoted to specialty gardens and plant groups. Indexed and abstracted are more than 500 core titles, the majority of which are published in English with a strong focus on environmentally sustainable horticultural and design practices.
Global Plants, previously titled Plant Science, contains more than two million high-resolution type specimens, and this number continues to grow. Partner-contributed reference works and primary sources, such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs, are also housed in Global Plants. Highlights include reference works and books such as The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa and Flowering Plants of South Africa; illustrations from Curtis's Botanical Magazine; and Kew’s Directors' Correspondence comprising handwritten letters and memoranda from the senior staff of Kew from 1841 to 1928.
Historical Garden Design Online is a rich resource for garden, art and architectural historians. This primary source collection of 178 titles from the 16th to the 19th centuries covers a broad range of subjects regarding the theory and practice of gardening, horticulture and garden design. Technological aspects are treated as well as garden ornaments, garden buildings, plant use, and the construction of green houses.
PlantFile Online contains profiles of over 3,700 species with over 5,200 cultivars. The database is suitable for southern and northern hemispheres. It allows you to sort, select and identify commonly used plants and print reports. It also covers common pests and diseases with their control methods. It is an ideal resource for students, landscapers or anyone with an interest in plants.