Our Journal “The Rock Garden” ISSN 0265-5500
Our twice yearly journal “The Rock Garden” 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 126 colour pages of The Rock Garden partner the physical and online activities of the club. The journal is a mix of plant portraits and cultivation tips, events, recollections, plant-hunting expeditions, hernia-inducing movements of rock, perfect show plants, prizes, and book reviews. Its pages always aim to show the month to month activities of members. Thanks to the effort of our show secretaries and photographers, it includes accounts of plant shows at Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Perth, Highland, Hexham and other places.
Articles, or ideas for articles, are positively encouraged from anyone, whether member or non-member. They will be welcomed by our Editor, Anton Edwards. Enquiries about Advertising in "The Rock Garden" should be made to: Ms Ngaire Burston. Please contact either of them via email at .
The first Journal was published in 1937 and was issued annually. No Journals were printed during the Second World War between 1939-45. They resumed annual publication in 1948, and became bi-annual in 1951 after the Second Joint International Rock Garden Plant Conference. In autumn 1981 the issue month was changed from April and September to January and July, so there was only an April 1981 issue, the next being printed in January 1982. In 2000 the SRGC produced a 270 page book "Scottish Rock Gardening in the 20th Century" to celebrate the Millennium and this replaced the January 2000 issue of the Journal.
In accordance with the SRGC policy of openness and sharing of knowledge, all of our Journals over about two years old are available for public viewing in the table below.
Members who log into this website will see the more recent Journals, and the archive is updated continuously.
We have a Full Index (pdf) which can be used in conjunction with the Journal Archive below as well as with paper journals.