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 Spring Flower Show at Boconnoc 
  • 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 - £15.00 per year
Family (2 members of a household) - £22.50 per year
Student (in full time education) - £7.50 per year
Fellows - £25.00 per year
Life Member - £300.00
Affiliated Societies £15.00 per year
Trade Members - £20.00 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 £15 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

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.

  • Why not join our self-drive visit to @CoteheleNT and #MelynGy on 12th July? All the details are here https://t.co/R1YhPKFJDL

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Upcoming Events

  • Self-drive garden visits

    Prideaux Place, Padstow PL28 8RP  - Our President, Elisabeth Prideaux-Brune and her husband, Peter are offering us a special opportunity to visit their magnificent Elizabethan mansion that has been home to 14 generations of the Prideaux-Brune family. Having survived the Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian eras, the gardens became a wilderness after the Second World War so an on-going restoration programme aims to return them to their former glory. With one of the oldest deer parks in the country and stunning views across the Camel Estuary, this is your chance to see an 80-tree lime avenue, remodelled formal Victorian garden, hornbeam (Carpinus betulas) allée and Acer glade.

    Wellgarth Plants, Bodmin (Sorry no postcode for this field) - Cassie Corby runs Wellgarth Plants, a specialist daylily (Hemerocallis) nursery that stocks hundreds of unusual varieties of these long-flowering perennials. Few can be purchased elsewhere in the UK and today’s modern hybrids combine more exquisite colour choices. Cassie will tell us how easy it is to grow and propagate these low maintenance hardy plants, which will be available to buy on the day.

    The booking form will be included in our June 2017 mailing.   

  • Self-drive garden visits

    Crugsillick​ Manor, Ruan High Lanes, Truro TR2 5LJ  - This is a wonderful late summer treat. Crugsillick is a lovely old house in an inspirational setting. The garden has been re-landscaped with a large pond and exotic flowering trees and shrubs on several levels. It has wonderful views, a kitchen garden, yew hedges and paths which define the oval lawns and broad mixed borders.

    Rosteague, Portscatho, Truro TR2 5EF -  This is a fantastic opportunity to visit Rosteague, an ancient manor house in a magical setting, with its lawns, flowerbeds and farmland rolling down to the sea. The 17th century French garden is its crowning glory with four large geometrical parterres of intricate box (Buxus sempervirens) hedging and topiary, sheltered by stone walls, which make it an interesting place to explore.

    The booking form will be included in our June 2017 mailing.