The Society has around 35 regional groups, some with as few as seven members and some with over 200. Most groups meet monthly and have talks in winter and visits to gardens and plant sales in spring and summer. Some have an annual charge, some charge a small fee for attending talks and some do both. All members of the regional groups should join the National Society, as only then are they covered by our group insurance. Joining one of these groups is an excellent way to meet fellow gardeners, swap plants and seeds and go on arranged outings. If there is not one in your area, why not start one?
As the CGS is an Affiliated Society of the RHS, each year a group of up to 55 people can visit a RHS garden (Wisley, Hyde Hall, Harlow Carr or Rosemoor) free of charge. Please contact Patricia Foster if you would like to go in 2016, or in subsequent years.
Click HERE for the CGS poster you can download, print and use for advertising CGS at group events.
Click HERE for a membership form to give out at group meetings, gardens open, plant stalls etc.
Would you like to start a new CGS group in your area? Click HERE for information on how to set about doing that.