Rhododendron Show & Exhibition Page

The Scottish Rhododendron society presents…


At The Gibson Hall Garelochhead

Saturday 27th April


Open to all: SRS members and non-members are Welcome to visit and exhibit. This is an opportunity to show off your very best blooms.

Judges give careful consideration to the exhibitions on display (picture by Barbara Anderson)
  • 49 classes to enter, including a restricted section for first time exhibitors (sect 4). Give it a try ! Help is on hand for all exhibitors. A guide to showing
  • Photographic competition. Enter your best images of plants and animals. (sect 7). Best over-all winner takes home ‘Wild Argyll Trophy’. show schedule. Important Note : schedule has been updated since last show. Please Do Not use last years schedule as reference.
  • Book Sale. Donate unused gardening books or pick up a bargain.
  • Plant sales. Stalls with Rhododendrons and Azaleas from a Specialist Rhododendron Nursery and SRS members plant stall. Money raised at the SRS plant stall goes towards our ‘Education & Exploration Fund’
  • Visit Gardens in the local area and have a full weekend of Rhododendron inspiration. Carol Rowe will be happy to lead a guided walk through Kilarden Rhododendrons for anyone who is interested. Please contact us on enquiries@scottishrhododendronsociety.org.uk and we will let her know if you would like to join this walk. Guided walk Sunday 28th Apr, 2pm
The ‘Harry Fairbairn’ cup, the ‘David Stuart’ cup and the ‘Alan Clark’ cup can all be won by new exhibitors.
Places to eat

  • The Perch, Garelochhead
  • The Kilcreggan Cafe, Kilcreggan
  • The Creggans, Kilcreggan

More about SRS Education and Exploration fund

Our plant and seed sales now raise funds to support our recently launched Education and Exploration Fund – helping horticulturists to engage in research or expand their knowledge of Rhododendrons by travel on organised expeditions. We have already assisted our first applicant who has participated in an expedition to observe rhododendrons in the wild. Details of the expedition will be announced shortly.

Our next applicant trained at Auchincruive and now gardens in Southern Ireland.

Your presence at our show (or a donation) will help our scheme flourish and assure its future.

List of nearby gardens

GardenAddressOpening Times
GlenarnRhu, By Helensburgh,
G84 8LL
From 21st Mar,
dusk till dawn
Linn Botanic GardensShore Road, Cove, Helensburgh,
G84 0NR
Temporarily closed
Geilston Garden NTSMain Road, Cardross, Dumbarton,
G82 5HD
10am till 5pm
G84 0PU
Guided walk
Sunday 28th Apr, 2pm