Welcome to the RHS of Perthshire

We are an enthusiastic bunch of amateurs who enjoy celebrating the seasons and all things horticultural at two annual shows in Spring and Summer.  We love it all – cut flowers, potted plants, vegetables and fruit. Even if you do not have a garden then you can still enjoy photographs focusing on aspects of nature, floral designs presenting flowers in interesting ways and exhibiting homemade items all made from garden produce.

The Royal Horticultural Society of Perthshire may be the oldest societies of its kind in Scotland but it is forging ahead to encourage our local community to appreciate the benefits of gardening to our environment and our personal well being.

You too can help grow new shoots of the Society, learn plantsman skills or pass on some of your expertise to younger generations.

If you are a novice grower come and put your foot on the first rung of the ladder for an exciting growing experience in 2016.
Go on try something new this year and sow the seed for a bright and colourful future.

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We have years of experience in the fascinating world of horticulture and we want to share what we’ve learned with you!

Come along for one of our many workshops and meetings that include things like:

  • Professional talks
  • Container workshops
  • Plant sales
  • Garden visits
  • Members garden visits
  • Question times
Summer Show @ Scone Old Church Hall
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 4:30 pm

This is the weekend when green fingered enthusiasts are given an opportunity to display the fruits of their labours. The show is open from Friday 1pm to 4pm and again on Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm for all to view the colourful display of local garden produce. Also are classes for floral art, crafts, baking, photography and juniors. Download a schedule for the full list of classes that can be entered.

If you’ve never tried exhibiting then get in contact for helpful hints and tips. See you there!

An Exhibitors Garden @ Wolfhill
Sep 4 @ 6:30 pm

This is a private glimpse into one of our very successful members’  garden as both Richard and Pam Canning prepare for major flower shows. They have kindly agreed to allow us to see how show bench exhibits of gladioli and dahlias are nurtured prior to cutting and preparing for shows. An added bonus is the availability of craft items which Pam also sells at this time of the year when the annual scheme ” Open Studios” operates. Numbers are strictly limited so do reserve yourself a space on this evening’s event by contacting rhsofperthshire@gmail.com

Planning Ahead for Spring @ Railway Staff Club
Oct 6 @ 2:30 pm

Every year twenty lucky members are offered a chance to fill a pot with compost and grow on a mystery spring bulb to present at the next Spring show.  With plenty of guidance the colourful pots of daffodils give the judges quite a headache on the day. Don’t miss out and put your name down for this event. Plenty of advice is offered in this gentle competition between members.

Who Says Cacti are Ugly? @ Railway Staff Club
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm

Fergus Cummings hales from the Glasgow suburbs and is a well known face at local flower shows displaying perfect specimens of cacti and succulents . Tonight he will share some of the secrets of what attracts him to such prickly companions and how to produce them without imperfections.  There is no need to book ahead- just come along to the Railway Staff Club for a 7.30pm start. Refreshments will be served after the event when there will be an opportunity to ask further questions of Fergus or simply meet up with fellow members .