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Scottish Borders Local Group

The Group meets in Bowden Village Hall, Bowden, Melrose TD6 0SN on the first Wednesday in the month at 2pm.

Our thanks to all the speakers for accepting the invitation to inform, educate and entertain us and to all attendees who contribute to keeping our Group vibrant.

Admission is still only £2 which includes a ticket for our raffle as well as tea or coffee and home baking, courtesy of Alice’s team from Gattonside.

Group plant sales at every meeting and show plants on view too. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

Please contact the Joint Conveners before travelling to meetings to check details:
Margaret & David Thorne.  Craigurd House, Blyth Bridge, West Linton, Peeblesshire  EH46 7AH Phone 01721 752612 or email

Details of the current meetings programme are here (with future meetings at the top of the list):

2024 Events
Wed 3-Apr-242pmBSTMeetBordersRoscoeas and other woodland plants - Neil Huntley, Hartside Nursery (Plants for sale)
Wed 6-Mar-242pmGMTMeetBordersThe Snowman's Flowers: botanising Bhutan's toughest trek - David and Margaret Thorne
Wed 7-Feb-242pmGMTMeetBordersPrimula I have seen in the Wild - Jeanie Jones
Wed 10-Jan-242pmGMTMeetBordersStarting out again – Planning and building our Galloway Garden - Carol and Ian Bainbridge
Wed 6-Dec-232pmGMTMeetBordersLaunching a Horticultural Career - Aaron Marshall, RBGE
Wed 1-Nov-232pmGMTMeetBordersCorydalis from mountain to garden - Brian Whitton
Wed 4-Oct-232pmBSTMeetBordersGardening a legacy- plants in our gardens from around the world - David Millward
Wed 6-Sep-232pmBSTMeetBordersIt's not all sand: The mountain flora of Yemen - Frazer Henderson
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