Thursday December 14, 2017

The SRGC Journal

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The Rock Garden  No. 139, the journal of the SRGC  - is expected to  be published soon, August 2017.


Latest SRGC Secretary's Pages- now news booklet known as "Dryas" - Summer 2017  - click here

David Boyd Event, 2018 - Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th June

Please note that the headline to the article in 'Dryas', the new SRGC newsletter, about the 2018 David Boyd Event gives incorrect dates. The dates in the body of the article and here are the correct ones, that is Friday 22 - Sunday 24 June 2018


TRG139 cover

TRG139 contents



SRGC  Secretary's Pages/Year Book January 2017 : click here Year Book Jan.2017


SRGC Show Schedules 2017 : click here SRGC SHow Schedules 2017


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

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Supplement to TRG136 - "A selection of specialist nurseries" - click here


[More links to sites of interest on the Forum Links pages - here]


The online edition of the July 2017  issue of The Rock Garden - No. 139 is now available for "E" subscription holders.  

E-sub holders who are logged in to this site, may access the most recent journals by following the links from "SRGC Online Subscription Pages" link  from the "About Us" drop-down menu at the top of the page.


Our twice yearly journal  is one of the world's best publications for rock gardeners.

Interesting, informative and illustrated in colour, it contains articles on all aspects of rock gardening and propagation of alpines: construction of rock gardens; plant portraits; and plants in the wild. It is written for both experts and beginners and aims to mirror the wide ranges of interests and skills of our members.


The Editor of 'The Rock Garden'  is  Anton EDWARDS.  Contact him by post at Duguid’s Wark, Manse Road, Caputh, Perthshire PH1 4JH or  


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Enquiries about advertising in "The Rock Garden" should be made to:   David Nicholson, 7 Carter Road,Ivybridge,Devon PL21 0RX     Telephone 01752 896307  E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Rock Garden
Issued twice per year to members, the 126 colour pages of The Rock Garden partner the online activities of the club. The journal is the usual mix of events, prizes, recollections, plant-hunting expeditions, hernia-inducing rock movements, perfect show plants, and book reviews. Its pages always aim to show the month to month activities of members and for many people these culminate in the definitive exhibits at our regular shows. Thanks to the effort of show secretaries and photographers, there are accounts of  shows at Blackpool,Stirling, Perth, Highland, Hexham and Glasgow.

Please follow these links for selected Journal extracts.

New Flowers In The N.W. Himalaya  by Margaret and Henry Taylor  - Rock Garden January 1998
In the high valleys of Georgia  by Michael J B Almond  - Rock Garden June 2001
Bulbs From Seed  byJ. Ian Young  - Rock Garden January 2002

Growing for Showing   by Cyril Lafong  - Rock Garden July 2004
Some Small Shrubs for the Alpine House and Garden  by Brian and Shelagh Smethurst - Rock Garden Jan. 2011
SRGC - The Next 80 years  by Sandy Leven  Rock Garden January 2013

Journal Index

Please click he
re to open the most recent Journal Index in a new window. Many thanks to SRGC stalwart Glassford Sprunt for his continued massive effort compiling this index and keeping it up to date. The index can be used in conjunction with the Journal Archive below as well as with printed journals you may have.

N.B. In February 2013 Glassford Sprunt was awarded a Certificate of Merit from the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society in recognition of his highly regarded and significant contribution to horticulture and gardening in Scotland. Click here to see photos of the presentation. 

SRGC Year Book/January Secretary's Pages 2016 :

  click here


SRGC Secretary's Pages for  July 2015:  click here

SRGC Secretary's Pages for  January 2015:  click here


Journal Archive

In accordance with the SRGC policy of openness and sharing of knowledge we have created an archive of past Journals for pubic viewing. Please select the Journal(s) you wish to view from the links below. The journals will open in a new window. More journals will be added to the archive on a continuous basis.

SRGC 1933 - 2013   80th Anniversary


As part of our 80th Birthday Celebrations, The Rock Garden issues 114 to 125 have been added to this freely available archive.

Journals issues to 136 added.


We are grateful to an American Member for letting us know that some pages are missing from the file for Journal 45 (Vol.XI, part 4 September 1969).  These missing pages, including the full text of articles truncated in the original file, are available by clicking HERE.

Numbers  1 to 50

Numbers  51 to 100

Numbers  101 to 136


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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?

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

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