• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

There are plant societies for almost every plant group you can think of, so whether you like a mass of colour, love plants for shade, sun, drought, tiny containers, huge space fillers, or just have an absolutely favourite plant that you can’t live without, there will be a plant society waiting to welcome you with open arms. They have websites that offer advice, information and photo collections, as well as members’ areas.

A plant society will give its members, whether amateur or professional, the opportunity to meet each other and share experiences and stories, as well as taking part in the fantastic range of activities available. Each society offers their own members' package, but among these you may be able to:

  • Visit collections and gardens not usually open to the public.
  • Gain access to new and unusual varieties through seed- and plant-sharing schemes.
  • Meet members in your area through local branches
  • Take part in shows and competitions
  • Receive annual publications and yearbooks
  • Access to expert advice and information
  • Attend talks and demonstrations about your favourite plants
  • Access members’ areas of websites – where you can ask advice and take part in society events

To be able to continue providing all this fabulous information, and take part in shows like this our plant societies need members. So why not think about joining the one that represents your favourite plant? The websites will give you all the details needed for joining and tell you more about each society.

The RHS and Plant Society Events

The RHS currently works with more than 40 plant societies, giving everybody the opportunity to take part in plant shows, special events and workshops.  

Many of these plant societies hold shows and exhibitions at one or more of the RHS gardens. These provide the society with the opportunity to hold competitions, promote displays of plants and photographs, showcase unusual or new species, sell plants, provide workshops and demonstrations and promote their society to visitors.

If you represent a plant society and would like to join the RHS plant society list please contact vanessapenn@rhs.org.uk

Society name Website
Alpine Garden Society www.alpinegardensociety.net
Australasian Plants Society    www.anzplantsoc.org.uk/committee
British Cactus & Succulent Society   www.bcss.org.uk
British Clematis Society    www.britishclematis.org.uk
British Conifer Society    www.britishconifersociety.org.uk
British Fuchsia Society    www.thebfs.org.uk
British Hosta & Hemerocallis Society    www.hostahem.org.uk
British Iris Society    www.britishirissociety.org.uk
British Lichen Society    www.britishlichensociety.org.uk
British Mammillaria Society   www.mammillaria.net
British National Carnation Society    www.britishnationalcarnationsociety.co.uk
British Pteridological Society   www.ebps.org.uk
British Shohin Bonsai    www.britishshohinbonsai.com
British Streptocarpus Society    www.streptocarpussociety.org.uk
Carnivorous Plant Society    www.TheCPS.org.uk
Cottage Garden Society    www.thecottagegardensociety.org.uk
Cyclamen Society    www.cyclamen.org
Delphinium Society    www.delphinium-society.co.uk
European Boxwood & Topiary Society    www.ebts.org
Fritillaria Group    www.fritillaria.org.uk
Hardy Orchid Society www.hardyorchidsociety.org.uk
Hardy Plant Society    www.hardy-plant.org.uk
Heather Society    www.heathersociety.org
Hebe Society    www.hebesoc.org
Herb Society    www.herbsociety.org.uk
International Euphorbia Society    www.euphorbia-international.org
Meconopsis Group    www.meconopsis.org
Mediterranean Plants and Gardens www.medpag.org
National Auricula & Primula Society     www.auriculaandprimula.org.uk
National Chrysanthemum Society    www.nationalchrysanthemumsociety.co.uk
National Dahlia Society    www.dahlia-nds.co.uk
National Sweet Pea Society    www.sweetpeas.org.uk
National Vegetable Society    www.nvsuk.org.uk
Nerine & Amarylliad Society    www.nerineandamaryllidsociety.co.uk
Orchid Society of Great Britain    www.osgb.org.uk
Pelargonium & Geranium Society    www.thepags.org.uk
Plant Heritage   www.plantheritage.com
RHS Fruit Group    https://twitter.com/thefruitgroup
RHS Lily Group    www.rhslilygroup.org
RHS Rhododendron, Camellia & Magnolia Group    www.rhodogroup-rhs.org
Royal National Rose Society    www.rnrs.org.uk
Saxifrage Society    www.saxifraga.org
Viola & Pansy Society    www.floristpansyviola.wordpress.com


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