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

  • Day trip by coach

    High Gardens Nurseries, Kenton, Exeter EX6 8N  - Developed in 2005, High Garden Nurseries is set in five acres of borders, the centrepiece being a 70-metre-long double herbaceous border – a showcase for the plants it grows for sale. Be prepared to be tempted by the range, quality and price.

    Bicton Park Botanical Gardens East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7BJ -  The magnificent Grade 2 listed Bicton Park Botanical Gardens in the picturesque Otter Valley provide the opportunity to explore themed gardens, view a flint shell house and lunch al fresco.

    The Lookout, Sowden Lane, Lympstone EX8 5HE -  The two-acre, wildlife-friendly garden at The Lookout offers a taste of heaven on the banks of the Exe Estuary. With 200 varieties of coastal-trialled species in naturalistic seaside planting, complemented by quirky driftwood sculptures and maritime objects, a Mediterranean courtyard, a fern copse and banks of ornamental grasses, this is a garden not to be missed. We will be able to purchase plants and refreshments here.

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

  • Self-drive garden visits

    National Trust Cotehele, St Dominick, Saltash PL12 6TA  - Cotehele’s Head Gardener, David Bouch will provide an insightful look into the planning, planting and growing of the thousands of flowers that make up the 60ft-long garland which adorns The Great Hall during the festive season. In July, the team will be at the mid-point of this 12-month process so here’s your chance to find out what goes on behind the scenes, take in the delights of this wonderful Cornish garden and purchase garland seeds.

    Melyn Gy, Halton Quay, St Dominick, Saltash PL12 6SL -  Melyn Gy’s owners, Jessop and Kay Price are kindly allowing us to view the quarter acre of steeply sloping garden that they created from scratch five years ago. With paths leading to mature woodland and plants sourced from specialist nurseries across the south west, including unusual Hydrangea, Cornus species and cultivars (including Cornus ‘Ormonde’ AGM), grasses and Euphorbia species and cultivars (including Euphorbia x pasteurii ’Roundway Titan’ AGM), this garden is designed to produce year-round colour and texture as well as vistas of the River Tamar.

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