The Scottish Rock Garden Club
For people who love plants
Why not join our friendly world wide community of international members?
Receive the twice yearly journal "The Rock Garden"
Access to our annual Seed Exchange of over 5000 listings
Local Groups in Scotland and the North of England
Support our Shows, Conferences, Student Grants and open access Website
Current Subscription Rates for single member £18 UK £23 Overseas
Full details of further rates and secure online payment facility - click here
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
The Seed Exchange No. 70 is NOW OPEN for online ordering : please read all instructions carefully in the Seed Exchange Section. You must register each year for the Seed exchange - register only from the links followed in the seed exchange section.
You will find a link to the current the seedlist there to browse, even if you do not wish to use the online request service.
All requests must be received by 15th January. The Seed Exchange is only open to full SRGC members.
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 2016
The SRGC also has an "Exploration Fund" - a rolling deadline for applications is currently in place - 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.
Please note that there is a special category for postal Junior - for those below the age of 18 in the relevant subscription year: £3 per annum in the UK, £7 per annum overseas. (Please give date of birth)
You can read about the new "online electronic" subscription - where you access Journals etc online: here.
Sandy Leven provides these reports for our reading pleasure. Thank you, Sandy for your lively memories of the Shows and the Forrest Medal plants.
Links to Show Reports and Forrest Medal winners (click on the show names to download the reports)
(other Members' reports and photos from the shows can be found HERE in the SRGC Forum)
A fun challenge from Sandy Leven to exhibitors at the Edinburgh 2016 Show - can you find your plants in this collage? Download HERE
Local Group and National Show Reports 2016
Cyril Lafong - Award of Gold Forrest Medal and RCHS Award: click here
Forrest Medal Reports 2016 - click on the name to open report in new window
Local Group and National Show Reports 2015
Forrest Medal Reports 2015
Local Group and National Show Reports 2014
Perth (N.B. large file 10.7Mb)
Nairn (Highland) - report by Stan da Prato
Grantown on Spey Discussion Weekend Show - compiled by Sandy and Stan da Prato
Forrest Medal Reports 2014
Local Group and National Show Reports 2013
Forrest Medal reports 2013
Hexham - Farrer Medal (when these joint shows are held under AGS rules, a Farrer Medal may be awarded)
George Forrest Memorial Medal Winners 2001 - 2012
Archived Local Group and National Show Reports to 2012