Membership

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

More specifically, you will receive the following benefits:-

  • Free admission to the lectures that we hold monthly from October to March
  • Discounted admission to our annual CGS Spring Flower Show at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge (2 and 3 April 2022) 
  • Regular invitations to visit interesting and outstanding gardens with special self-drive visits, day trips by coach and garden holidays.
  • You will also receive our annual journal, The Cornish Garden, our annual Events Guide, quarterly newsletters and regular information by email.

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 (Two members of a household) - £30 per year
Student (in full-time education) - £15 per year
Life Member - £450
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. 

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.