The Scottish Rock Garden Club
For people who love plants
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Scottish Rock Garden Club Established 1933
The Club for people who love plants.
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The SRGC Forum provides a place
- for meeting online to bring together the international membership of the Club, for plant related and social interaction, making it a world-wide Local Group!
- to learn more about the plants that interest us
- to share photos and discussion on plants of all types of interest to members, about cultivation, propagation, taxonomy; the list goes on!
- to follow threads on individual genera, specialist groups, gardens, field trips, plant holidays and even recipes!
The Forum provides all the facilities that a local meeting would for members and , in addition, can be read by anyone and registration is also open, ensuring that the SRGC shares this asset as widely as possible.
In the many hundreds of thousands of posts in the Forum, there are countless thousands of photographs of plants, in the wild and in cultivation and reports on natural habitats, from hundreds of members.
This means that the Forum contains a type of informal "Wiki", and provides one of the largest resources of plant information available. This treasure trove is, of course, searchable.
The SRGC Forum: Read it, join it, contribute, learn, enjoy!
Click here to visit the SRGC Forum
Wishing all SRGC members a happy and healthy New Year
SRGC Seed Exchange 2014 - 2015
The 2014-15 Seed Distribution Deadline has passed.
Thank you to everyone who contributed seed, packed it and then ordered it. The requests have been processed in the usual sequence of donors, non-donors and surplus and should be completed by 21 January. Please be patient when awaiting your treasured seeds; the franking machine has a mind of its own and has led to delays in the posting of some packets.
Members of the SW Scotland group have come out in force, with assistance from Edinburgh and Ayr, battling through storm force winds, rain, snow and ice to carry out such invaluable work. The lure of the tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits and social occasion no doubt! Huge thanks to them for all their concentration, staying power, attention to detail and humour.
Seed Distribution Manager
Convener SW Scotland Group
Please do not enquire about the whereabouts of seed requests until after 5th February; queries should be addressed to Neil McNulty, 6 Main Rd, Crookedholm, Kilmarnock, KA3 6JT, Scotland, UK.
The current seedlist is available to browse, or to check seed numbers, HERE
(This current list is also accessible from the main Seed Exchange page, as are previous SRGC seedlists)
All Seed Requests must be received by the 15th January.
Most of this site and the Forum is viewable without registration. Registration for the forum is only needed to allow you to actually post there.
N. B. For Forum registration; please follow the links on any Forum page e.g. HERERegistration from the general site is only for online subscription access - that is to say, to access a subscription to receive journals online only.
Membership: You may join or renew to subscribe for postal delivery of journals etc. here. No website registration is needed for this.
The SRGC operates various GRANT schemes, including the Diana Aitchison Fund which offers grant aid for horticultural students – read more HERE
The next deadline for applications is 31st MARCH 2015
The SRGC also has an "Exploration Fund" - next deadline for applications is 1st March 2015 - see HERE
Please be aware that annual SRGC subscriptions for "postal" members are due for renewal on 1st October.
You can renew - or join - and read about the benefits of SRGC membership, for "postal" membership - where you receive the Journal and Secretary's Pages etc by post - and other memberships, via this page.
You can read about the new "online electronic" subscription - where you access Journals etc online: here.
The Scottish Gardeners’ Forum exists to provide the communication link between Scotland’s many horticulturally-oriented organisations, more than a hundred of which are members.
The SGF membership is uniquely focused on Societies rather than individuals. The Forum’s objectives as expressed in its Constitution are:
to advance education in the knowledge and best practice of all aspects of gardening and horticulture for the public benefit in Scotland;
to foster co-operation among general and specialist Horticultural and Gardening Societies/ Clubs/ Associations/ Branches for their mutual benefit;
to encourage the retention and development of existing and new Societies;
to provide a voice for the non-professional sector of gardening in Scotland.
To read the Summer 2014 newsletter of the SGF Vol. 12 issue 2, click HERE for the pdf