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Events and Notices:

 

N.B. SRGC News can also be found  HERE in the forum

and HERE.

 

SRGC AGM details for meeting and talks 2017 : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=15643.0

SRGC provisional Show Dates 2018 : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=15644.0

 

Latest SRGC Secretary's Pages  /"Dryas" news booklet- Summer 2017  - click here

 

 

The SRGC website contains many resources of to interest and inform  plant lovers. For instance.....


The Bulb Log

In 2003 Ian Young started the Bulb Log, as a one year project, with no idea of how popular it would become. It is now in its fifteenth year - faithfully published every week.
Bulb Log main page can be found via this link. 
The content  remains much as it always has been - a personal diary covering all aspects of the bulbs Ian grows both under glass and in the open garden as well as any other garden plants and  projects that he may be working on.

The  Bulb Log  for 12th July 2017 shows how everyone should have an island, or two ! Plus updates on the new beds @IanYoung is working on - see it via this link.    

The Bulb Log is  supplemented by a series of videos, listed in the SRGC Forum, here, of course, but also all available on YouTube  - over 100 so far - THIS LINK is  the main page for those videos.

The International Rock Gardener ( IRG )

Since January 2010 The Scottish Rock Garden Club has presented a monthly online magazine for Rock Gardeners which will be posted as a PDF on the SRGC site at the end of each month.
Every issue of the IRG can be downloaded from this page.
Each issue will have a mix of photo based items, our target being a minimum of pots and a maximum of plants in the wild and in gardens, from photographers in different countries.
This will be an international celebration, if you will, of mountain plants in habitat and our gardens.
Our aim is to showcase the beauty of the plants, where they are found in nature or as they are used in garden settings and give brief comments on cultivation.
This venture is coordinated and compiled by Margaret Young with  Zdenek Zvolanek and Ian Young.
The world of rock gardeners is just that: an international community of people with a deep interest in the flora of the mountains and wild places; we hope to provide a regular electronic glimpse of these plants.

YOUR contributions are not only most welcome; we are actively seeking your input which will be key to the vigour of this enterprise.
To submit material for inclusion in the International Rock Gardener This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "E-Magazine". A full Index to International Rock Gardener, prepared by Glassford Sprunt, is updated each month and is available to download from HERE  

You are most welcome to read and, we hope, enjoy all the features provided by the SRGC. 

 

SRGC Shows and Events 2017 

 

SRGC 2017 full Show Schedule  is available HERE

for dates, venues and other details.

For more details CLICK HERE for the SHOWS section of  the main  SRGC website or the SRGC Forum Section HERE which also shows which nurseries are expected to attend each show.

SRGC Show Dates for 2017


Dunblane Early Bulb Display 18th February
Kendal 18th March

Stirling Show (Kincardine) 25th March

Hexham  1st April - new contact : Angus Thompson, The Old Garden House, Belsay Hall, Belsay, Northumberland NE20 0DX   
Telephone 01661 881240   

Email: Angus.Thompson@agsgroups.org

 

 Edinburgh  8th April
 Perth 15th April

 Highland Show (Nairn)  29th April
 Glasgow 6th  May
 Aberdeen 20th May
 Summer Event (Dunblane) 19th August

 AberdeenLate Bulb Day 23rd September
 Newcastle (Ponteland) 7th  October
 Discussion Weekend 14th October

 

 

For more details CLICK HERE for the SHOWS section of  the main  SRGC website or the SRGC Forum Section HERE which also shows which nurseries are expected to attend each show.

 

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 SRGC Local Groups

The SRGC has Local Groups in Scotland and the North of England - click HERE for contact details and programmes.   For general queries: email via the "Contact Us" button from the menu at the top of this page.  

The SRGC Secretary is  Carolyn  McNab, Barmagachan House, Borgue, Kirkcudbright DG6 4SW   

who can be contacted by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">HERE

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SRGC Discussion Weekend 2017
The 2017  DWE will again be held in Peeblesshire  with all the  the delights of the Scottish Borders. This area of outstanding beauty and rich history offers ruined castles, sweeping valleys, magnificent forests and wonderful things to see and do.

The organizing team invites you to the modern Cardrona Hotel, sitting by the River Tweed, midway between historic Peebles and Innerleithen. With views of the Border hills, this 4-star hotel offers spacious and comfortable accommodation, an award-winning restaurant, an 18 hole golf course and a spa. Even dogs are welcome.  Peebles and the Borders are easy to reach, with major routes touching the boundaries of the region. Peebles is about thirty minutes by car from Edinburgh and an hour from Glasgow, Newcastle and Carlisle. Airports at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle are within easy distance. There is a twice-hourly bus service between Peebles and Edinburgh.
Saturday morning offers you free time at the hotel or further afield.
Peebles is a Royal Burgh and a picturesque market town of unspoilt character. Stroll through its medieval alleyways or follow its walkways along the beautiful River Tweed. The traditional High Street boasts fine
independent shops and a good selection of top quality eateries. A guided visit to the Royal Botanic Garden’s satellite at Dawyck promises magnificent trees and autumn colour in mid-October. Traquair House, one of the oldest and most romantic in Scotland, is only seven miles away and is well worth a visit; it houses a privately run brewery. Staying with the historic theme, Neidpath Castle, dating from 1370, lies on a bend on the river Tweed and is a pleasant walk one mile out of Peebles. Both Peebles and Innerleithen are within easy walking distance along the river from the hotel and the latter also provides a wide range of attractions. For those who wish to stay longer, there is a wealth of possibilities within driving distance of the hotel.
A full breakdown of prices and a booking form will be found in the 2017 Year Book and Secretary’s Pages when that becomes available
For other queries, please contact   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Booking forms and remittances to 
The Registration Secretary, Mike Hicks, 11 Lidgate Shot , Ratho, Newbridge, Midlothian, EH28 8TY

 

We hope to see you there!

 

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Scottish Rock Garden Club  1933- 2013- Anniversary Party !
 
2013 was our 80th anniversary. We held a birthday party at the Pitlochry
Festival Theatre on Sunday 23rd June.
 See the assembled members at the Pitlochry Party :
and read Sandy Leven's personal reports:

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Quick Links

The SRGC web site and forum is a large and valuable resource. Here are a few quick links to features you may find interesting!

Seedexchange: We list seeds of over 5000 species annually.

Journal: One of the world's best publications for rock gardeners.

Shows: Every year we hold shows in Scotland and in northern England.

Events: What's happening?

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