Affiliates

Affiliate membership is available to garden clubs and societies in Cornwall and offers two membership cards which can be used by members of the club or society to attend CGS events and also to obtain discounts available to CGS members. The Secretary of the  club or society receives the usual regular membership mailings and a copy of the annual Journal. The CGS offers Gold and Silver Certificates for the club to award at its own local show. The annual Affiliates meeting offers an opportunity for representatives to network and share information with other clubs. We also circulate a list of speakers and judges. Affiliated societies can advertise their own events on the CGS website.

Our Cornwall Garden Society specialist speaker list is exclusively available to our Cornwall Garden Society Members. This list can be downloaded by clicking here. You’ll will be asked for a password which can be obtained by contacting Alison Avard who can be e-mailed by at affiliations@cornwallgardensociety.org.uk

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

  • Day Trip by Coach to National Trust Greenway, Galmpton with Ferry Trip on the River Dart

    Enjoy a scenic return boat trip between Dartmouth and Greenway, which Agatha Christie called “the loveliest place in the world” and is now in the care of the National Trust. 

    There will be ample time to explore this much-loved house and productive walled garden with its 120ft-long peach house, vinery, allotment and softly-planted borders, all of which thrive within its protective walls. 

    Pause to relax in the informal garden and enjoy glimpses of the river from its woodland walks.

    The booking form is available to download here or in hard copy, upon request, from the organiser.

  • Self-drive Visit to Minack Theatre Gardens, Porthcurno and Boscrowan, Penzance

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Minack Theatre Gardens with Jeff Rowe and Claire Batten, who have won multiple medals at RHS Chelsea for their specialist exotics, and discover what makes these sub-tropical gardens unique. Learn about the challenges of gardening on a cliff-edge and the species that flourish in unusual climatic conditions, benefitting from the warmth of Cornish granite yet being treated harshly by the strong salt winds off the Atlantic.

    In complete contrast, we then head to Boscrowan, in a sheltered valley near Penzance, for a delicious lunch and a gentle amble around the gardens where the pleasures of herbaceous borders against a wooded backdrop; a wildlife pond; an original revolving Victorian summerhouse; a growing sedum roof, a cutting garden and a bring-and-buy plant stall with proceeds to charity await you.

    The booking form is available to download here or in hard copy, upon request, from the organiser.