Also organised locally, these take in famous gardens and collections both in the UK and in mainland Europe, where there are many interesting developments.
Programme of meetings
Meet like-minded enthusiasts - whether you are a complete beginner and would like to learn more or are already experienced - meetings are organised regionally as well as nationally, with seven branches throughout the country.
You can meet in an informal and relaxed atmosphere, perhaps over a buffet supper and a glass of wine, to hear talks and discussions on subjects such as exploration, cultivation and new introductions and to exchange plants.
The Group organises regional Spring shows for Members with competitive classes and prizes and with special categories for beginners to try their hand.
One of the most sought after benefits exclusive to Members, this is a unique annual offer of unusual and desirable seeds including many rare species collected in the wild. Please note that there are difficulties in supplying seed to some countries, see here.
An annual publication of record which is justly renowned and alone worth the subscription (the recommend retail price is £12). The yearbook contains articles that are practical, horticultural, or botanical on species, hybrids, gardens, exploration, cultivation and history.
A three times a year newsletter in colour, with news of events, plants, people and privileges, both national and regional.
For details of current subscription rates and an Application Form, please click here.