Membership

There are lots of reasons why becoming a CGS member is a good idea but, most importantly, it’s about enjoying exclusive access to some of Cornwall’s most beautiful gardens, exchanging garden, tips, ideas, knowledge and plants, making new friends and generally having fun.

More specifically, you’ll get:-

  • Free admission to the lectures that we hold monthly from October to April
  • Discounted admission to our annual CGS Spring Flower Show at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge (6 and 7 April 2019) 
  • Regular invitations to visit interesting and outstanding gardens with special 'self-drive' visits, day coach visits to gardens and the chance to go on  garden-themed holidays.
  • You’ll also be sent our CGS Journal, regular newsletters and other useful information

CGS members are also entitled to reduced  admission at a number of Cornish Gardens and discounts on plant purchases at many local garden centres and nurseries. Click here for details

 

Types of membership


Individual - £22.50 per year
Family (2 members of a household) - £30.00 per year
Student (in full time education) - £15.00 per year
Life Member - £450.00
Affiliated Societies £22.50 per year
Trade Members - £27.50 per year
For full details and application form please click here

Our Membership Secretary, Jilly Easterby can be contacted via email membership@cornwallgardensociety.org.uk or 07743164434

 

Gift Membership

Why not buy a gift membership for a loved one? At only £22.50 for an individual annual membership, it’s the perfect gift for any gardening enthusiast. We’ll send a gift voucher that they’ll be able to redeem directly to them so it’s a really simple process to show someone you care. 

Member's Gardens

Members' Gardens

Our members have some truly beautiful and interesting gardens. Take a look to see some of the wonderful things growing.

Become a Member

You can take out CGS membership as an individual or as a family and there are lots of benefits.

Upcoming Events

  • Self-drive visit to Kestle Barton, Manaccan; The Potager, High Cross, Constantine and Tregonning, Carleen, Breage

    Self-drive visit to Kestle Barton, Manaccan; The Potager, High Cross, Constantine and Tregonning, Carleen, Breage

    Run by Karen Townsend and Ryya Bread, Kestle Barton is a restored ancient farmstead and gallery above Frenchman’s Creek. The garden was created in the south-facing mowhay by James Alexander-Sinclair whose plantsman’s scheme of gauzy swathes of herbaceous plants and sweeping grasses surround a space for sitting and dreaming. Beyond is the meadow with its ever-changing carpet of wild flowers and adjacent orchard.

    During lunch at The Potager, Mark Harris will describe how this charming haven emerged from a bramble-choked wilderness.

    Andrew and Kathryn Eaton’s sculpted grass meadow at Tregonning takes in panoramic views from Carn Brea to Helston. There are leaf-shaped beds, a stream and pond, a summerhouse, carp pond, fernery and packed vegetable garden.

    To download a booking form for this self-drive visit, please click here.

  • Day trip by coach to Durslade Farm Garden and Gallery, Bruton and National Trust Barrington Court, Ilminster, Somerset

    At the home of Hauser & Wirth, we will enjoy a tour of the Gallery and Piet Oudolf’s wonderful perennial meadow where 17 beds of naturalistic European plants are divided by grass walkways. There is a feeling of relaxed freedom as the garden links to the green landscape beyond. Bold groups of carefully chosen perennials provide endless interest.

    The garden at National Trust Barrington Court was created by Colonel Arthur Lyle where he followed a layout and planting scheme suggested by Gertrude Jekyll. Various walled gardens contain iris, roses and lilies. The kitchen garden has been in continuous production for more than 90 years.

    Our booking form will be available in March.