For the very modest annual subscription of £12 single and £15 joint (two people living at the same address), the Society offers the following benefits:
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.
The magazine is also available on audio-tape for visually impaired members. Contact Ann Broscombe on 01799 584 929 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org Ann very kindly provides this service herself at no cost to the Society.
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
Locally organised by various Regional Groups, as detailed in the magazine and on groups' websites. There is also a National Plant Sale each year.
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.
The Society produces a range of merchandise for sale to members. For details, see the Products section.
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 people can visit one of the RHS gardens free of charge - email email@example.com or ring the CGS Chair if you want to go in 2015 or later.
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.