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Scotland’s National Horticultural & Gardening Society

The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society was established in 1809 by a group of seventeen Edinburgh worthies for ‘the encouragement and improvement of the best fruit, the most choice flowers and the most useful culinary vegetables’. Current members of the Society continue to share a common interest in all aspects of gardening and horticulture. As a registered Scottish Charity the Society seeks to promote, encourage and support a wide range of horticultural and gardening interests, including a range of educational projects.

Award Winning Garden by Caley Council member, Robert Ross

Gardening Scotland

Gardening Scotland is Scotland’s National Gardening and Outdoor Living Show. The Caley was heavily involved in the establishment of the Show and continues to have a very close involvement. The 2018 show will be held on the 1st-3rd June at The Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.

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Wildflower of the Week & In Flower Now

In Scotland, there is always a plant to look at and admire, whether it be beautiful flowers, magnificent trees, or interesting foliage.  Check back regularly to find out what you should be looking out for.

Display at the 2017 Spring Show

Spring Flower Show

The Caley holds an annual Spring Show that is open to all. This is a fun event with a variety of categories to enter. So, if you are an experienced exhibitor, are just starting out in your competition career or simply want to look at some beautiful blooms, join us for an interesting weekend. We also hold an annual Schools’ Competition and children’s activities.

View across the pond
Cowden Castle Japanese Garden

Caley Recommendations

Looking for gardens to visit? The nurseries recommended by the Members of the Society? Or the plants recommended for Scottish gardens? Visit The Caley Recommendations by clicking the button below!

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