Membership of The CGS

U.K. Single = £ 15:00
U.K. Joint = £ 18:00
E.U. Single = £ 18:00
E.U. Joint = £ 21:00
Overseas Single = £ 21:00
Overseas  Joint = £ 24:00

The Cottage Gardener

   Our informal and informative, quarterly magazine. Approximately fifty pages of articles by members, amateur and professional, sharing their knowledge and experience. It includes book reviews, book offers, letters page, cottage garden recipes and much more. 

Talking Cottage Gardener

   The magazine is also available on audio-tape for visually impaired members. Contact Ann Broscombe on 01799 584 929 or email her at:  Ann very kindly provides this service herself at no cost to the Society.

Seed Exchange

   An opportunity to obtain seed donated by other members - and send in your own surplus seed. Twelve packets of seed for just £5.00 handling charge within the UK. Seed donors and joint members receive a bigger allocation of seeds. See the Seeds section for more details

Plant Sales

   Locally organised by various Regional Groups, as detailed in the magazine and on groups' websites. There is also a National Plant Sale each year.

Regional Groups

   Over 35 regional groups hold their own meetings, visits and plant sales. We also have a group for dedicated "galanthophiles", the Snowdrop Group, and a lively Correspondence Group.

CGS Merchandise

   The Society produces a range of merchandise for sale to members. For details, see the Products section.

RHS Affiliation

   The CGS is a RHS Affiliated Society, so our members can seek advice from the RHS free of charge but now only through the nominated member of the Society (the Chair) nominated as the contact person.  Anyone wanting to ask the RHS anything has to contact the Chair for the question to be passed on. 

   In addition, each year a group of up to 55 members can visit one of the RHS gardens free of charge - contact the secretary (email: if you want to go in 2022 or later.

   Please note, that members of the society are covered by insurance for garden visits.

Read the RHS Affiliated Societies' quarterly magazine.


Members only Photographic Competition 

   All members can enter our photographic competition free!
Run each year, your photos could apear in our calendar or post cards and a top prize to the overall winner.


All subscriptions become due on 1st October regardless of when you join unless you have joined in July or later. In that case, and if you join at a show, membership continues till 1st October of the following year.



Membership Renewal

All subscriptions become due on 1st October regardless of when you have joined.  However, for those joining at shows and those joining in July or later, membership continues until October of the following year.

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