Thursday February 21, 2019


Written by SRGC

Events and Notices:


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

and HERE.


SRGC Annual Members' Seed Exchange #72 for 2018-2019 is open for orders.  Online ordering  can be found via this page:


N. B. It is already the  2nd January 2018 -
 so - time for a reminder to  SRGC Members that orders to the  72nd Seed Exchange must be received by 15th January.  
Quickest and surest way to achieve this is by online ordering - see
 Still plenty time to register and  make your seed request - or to  go back and make sure you have completed an order begun earlier!


A seedlist  with links to google search is available to all: you may download that list here :



First national SRGC Event of next year  - Early Bulb Day

16th February 2019 in Dunblane -
This usually proves to be the most  popular event  of the year - first chance to get together and chat about things and the  first chance of some retail therapy from some great nurseries!!  Not to mention the  good grub  to sustain visitors through the day!

Speakers for 2019 are Ian Christie and Ian Young - plus displays and plant sales  Victoria Hall, Dunblane FK15 9EX 10am -4pm All welcome!!

Fred Hunt, famous as one of SRGC's  greatest growers and exhibitors has  generously donated a number of flower paintings to be auctioned for Club Funds.

This auction will take place  at the  Early Bulb Day in Dunblane in 2019.
 All but one of the paintings for auction are by the late Lawrence Greenwood. Lawrence was a stalwart member of SRGC who often exhibited his watercolour paintings of flowers at Club events.

See more details  here:


More details of 2019 events - please see  HERE


The International Rock Garden Conference 2021 is  progressing through its planning stages.

Advance notice for your diaries: the International Rock Garden Conference 2021 - a gathering for lovers of plants, gardens and mountains - will be held 08-11 May 2021 at Perth Concert Hall, Perth, Scotland.
Advance notice for your diaries:

SRGC looks forward to welcoming you all to Scotland in 2021.

 More information will follow in the coming months and years!

We are confident that this will be a superb event where  plant lovers from across the world  can convene to celebrate our  common interests.

Information will also be posted in the SRGC Forum - HERE and on this  dedicated Facebook Page - HERE


The SRGC website contains many resources 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 link.
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 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




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:


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?

Seeking Plant information?

Phelypaea coccineaIn addition to the articles on this website, which includes over a hundred of our Journals, the SRGC has a huge resource of thousands of plant photos and information in the pages of the interactive Forum. The Forum is fully searchable and you may well find there all you need to know about a particular plant.

To search the Forum click here

Support The SRGC

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We are constantly looking for ways to be even more open, more inclusive and to provide ever expanding resources for ordinary plant lovers.

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