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Helensburgh & Gareloch  Horticultural Society, Registered Scottish Charity No: SC003379, was founded in 1850 and continues to thrive today.


The Society aims to provide a place where gardeners, of all ages, experienced or beginners, can meet to be informed, encouraged, inspired, entertained and experience the many benefits to be gained from horticulture. As a member you can learn more about the practical techniques of gardening, have the chance to visit gardens not always open to the public, and share problems and successes with friendly fellow gardeners. As a registered charity our governing constitution is available on request, using the site contact form.


​The Society aims to promote good horticultural practices by:

  • educating the public, and especially young people, in the benefit to society generally and themselves to be obtained from horticulture

  • holding regular meetings for lectures, discussions and demonstrations

  • holding horticultural shows and competitions

  • establishing a lending library of horticultural books, magazines and videos/DVDs

  • arranging visits to gardens and other sites to observe gardening in practice

  • fostering relationships with other organisations having similar aims 

Read a brief account of the Society's history - from its beginnings in 1850 through to the present day.


The committee meets on a monthly basis, working to up keep the Society's Aims. Find out who is on the committee and who to contact if you have any queries. 


We have a regular programme of events for members, ranging from evening talks, visits and practical gardening sessions. This is in addition to our annual sales, competitions and shows. Visit the Events section to see what is on.


The advice section features advice from our event speakers, in addition to answers to frequently asked questions. Anything you want to know? Let us know and we will try and find the answer for you.

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