The North East branch.

   The North East Branch of the Cottage Garden Society covers a wide geographical area from Berwick on Tweed to the edge of North Yorkshire and the North Sea coast to Carlisle.
Our group was formed about twenty years ago and currently has around 60 members. The main objectives of the group are the same as those of the National Society, in that we try to promote interest in cottage gardens, both past and present, to further the use of plants associated with cottage gardens, assist those wishing to create and maintain such gardens, to co-operate with groups having similar or sympathetic aims.

   In addition to this, as a group, we visit a variety of gardens throughout the year on a monthly basis and enter Gateshead Summer Flower Show. We also have a Festive Lunch in January, a Summer Lunch and an outing in June or July. As not all members have cars, we operate a system whereby members with no transport can obtain a lift to garden visits.
There are no special requirements for membership other than agreeing with the objectives. Members do not have to have any particular gardening expertise, or have a vast garden. Everyone shares their knowledge and experience and we exchange seed and plants.

   If you would like to join us - see information on our join page.