Stone Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society

Incorporating The Garden Club

Useful Links

Listed below are links to a few societies, garden centres, nurseries, and other websites of interest.

Please note that the Stone Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society cannot endorse or recommend any products or services from any organisation mentioned nor are we responsible for the content of other websites.

National Societies/Organisations

Royal Horticultural Society

National Chrysanthemum Society

National Dahlia Society

The Cottage Garden Society

The National Allotment Society

The Hardy Plant Society

The National Garden Scheme (NGS)

Plant Heritage – the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens

Local Garden Centres and Nurseries

Listed below are just a few of the nurseries and garden centres within easy reach of Stone. There are many more smaller and/or specialist nurseries in the area many of whom attend the regular plant fairs in the counties around us including Plant Hunters Fairs, Rare Plant Fairs and Flower Power Fairs.

Ashwood Nurseries, Kingswinford 

Bridgemere Garden Centre, Cheshire

Northwood Garden Centre Clayton

Garners Garden Centre Silverdale

Johnson Hall Nurseries and Bury Bank Plant Centre

Fletchers Garden Centre, Eccleshall

Mere Park Garden Centre Newport

Mucklestone Nurseries

Local Gardens to Visit

One of our favourite local gardens is The Dorothy Clive Garden – with interest all year and the amazing display of rhododendrons and azaleas in the Quarry Garden in spring it is a must visit.

Also close to home are Trentham Gardens and somewhat further up the road we now have RHS Bridgewater Gardens

We are on the borders of Cheshire and Shropshire, not far from Derbyshire, and close to the West Midlands so we have a multitude of gardens within a 50 mile radius. You can find some of them listed on the Great British Gardens website – search by county, browse via the map or check for special collections.

Several National Trust gardens are also nearby.

Many towns and villages now hold Open Gardens weekends and you can find them on the Open Gardens website. Staffordshire has its own page here where you can find out more about Barlaston and Eccleshall among others.

Have a look also at the NGS yellow book – the county book  is available in Stone Library  and at our meetings – or check on their website. You could also download their app onto your smartphone or tablet.