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 - £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

  • Day trip by coach to Lytes Carey Manor, Kelways Garden Centre and Midney gardens and Nurseries

    Lytes Carey Manor Somerton, Somerset Originally the home of Elizabethan herbalist, Henry Lyte, this medieval manor house is surrounded by a striking Arts and Crafts inspired garden, noted for its wonderful displays of topiary. Kelways Garden Centre Langport, Somerset Acclaimed for its RHS Chelsea Gold Medal winning peonies. Whilst the peony glade – a marvellous sight when in flower – has been re-sited and replanted this year, the specimens exhibited at the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show will have returned to Kelways by the time of our visit and be on display for you to marvel at. Midney Gardens and Nurseries Somerton, Somerset Midney is an organic series of small linked garden areas – creative and quirky with superb plant combinations might best describe them. Be prepared to come away smiling at the humour and talent of its creators. The booking form will be available in March

  • Self - Drive visit. Ivy Cottage, Toad Hall Garden and Bush Meadows

    Ivy Cottage, Toad Hall Garden and Bush Meadows Morwenstowe, near Bude
     Three distinctive gardens in Morwenstowe provide fascinating contrasts. Ivy Cottage is a 1.5 acre plantsman’s garden with beautiful colour-coordinated ‘rooms’, trees, shrubs and curving borders, a wildlife pond, vegetable garden, chickens and 2.5 acres of woodland. 180 different hardy geraniums and their lovely rose collection will delight at this time. Toad Hall Garden, only eight years old, is created from rough paddock. Its interlinking stream-fed ponds, natural woodland, gravel paths and flowerbeds with creative stone designs combine to create an intriguing private place with unusual and charming personal touches. Bush Meadows is a unique self-built, reclaimed slate and stone dwelling, on a sloping valley bisected by a river – its trees now reaching maturity. Grasses, shrubs and hardy perennials with a pump-fed rill and tumbling waterfall to the pond provide a lovely backdrop with a gypsy caravan tucked amongst roses and clematis. Recycled materials are utilised to provide a potting shed and greenhouse, polytunnel and vegetable garden. The booking form will be available in March.