Thursday October 17, 2019


Written by SRGC

Events and Notices:


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

and HERE.

SRGC 2019 Show  Schedules  : click here to download

Click here to see SRGC Shows and events in the  Forum


Dryas Booklet with  SRGC News  July 2019 - click here

Dryas Booklet with SRGC News (January 2019): click here

SRGC Yearbook 2019: click here



Forthcoming events in the  SRGC calendar: 


International crevice garden experts at NTS Inverewe Gardens - September 2019

The Inverewe Rock garden project

Inverewe is working with the Scottish Rock Garden Club to offer a joint programme of talks and workshops looking at many aspects of rock gardening with leading experts Ian Young, Julia Corden and Matt Topsfield.

Wednesday 4–Monday 9 September

*This event is included in the garden admission price (free for members).

Not only talks but the chance to see  Canadian, Paul Spriggs and  Czech, Zdenek Zvolanek - two modern crevice garden experts at NTS Inverewe Gardens this September!!

Planting has always focused on the NZ flora and we have a large selection of such suitable plants ready to be planted into the new landscape that will be created.

In addition to the construction work on the rock garden we have arranged two talks:

Inverewe Garden Café
7pm Friday 6th Sep - Rock Gardening in Troughs and Containers – Ian Young
7pm Saturday 7th Sep - Crevice Gardens - Paul Spriggs

 Subject to the weather a demonstration of landscaping in troughs and containers will take place near the rock garden at 2pm on Friday 6th and again on Saturday 7th September.

Find out more:



The Late Bulb Display is being held this year at the Knightswood Community Centre in Glasgow on 21 September. The speakers are John Richards on Greek bulbs and Kit Strange on growing and maintaining a collection of bulbs. Do bring some plants to help make colourful displays at both of these meetings.

More details of 2019 events - please see  HERE



Conference 2021

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





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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