The Great North Carnation Society

Affiliated to the BNCS

Growing Pinks, Border Carnations and Perpetual Flowering Carnations

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2020/21 Subscription Details

Will members please note that Subscriptions are now due, the rates are the same as previous at £4 for single members and £5 for joint.  You will not be able to pay at the meetings for the forseeable future, would members please post their subsciption to us or use the newPayPal option on the membership page

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On these pages you will find information on Carnations in the North East and from across the nation.  Carnations are becoming more popular as each season passes.  We have received praise wherever we have been, we have shows in Garden Centres around the area and we would be delighted to see you there.  We hope you like what you see on the website we try to  update the site as often as possible and always welcome suggestions from viewers of the site.  

Details on how to join the society are on the Membership page


Greetings fellow members,


I do hope you are all safe and well and for those in isolation that you are not  climbing the walls in desperation, my thanks to those who keep in touch I really appreciate their concern, as the PM keeps saying we live in unprecedented times, and fairly early on I realized I was going to have to make some very difficult decisions and since show venues were being dropped off the calender by the week decided not to grow for the show bench but to concentrate on growing some quality mother plants which are doing quite well probably due to  the decent weather we have had, I have two of Tony Tabbinors seedlings that have run up to bud and looking good its a bit like xmas waiting for them to open and hoping they will make the grade for the show bench or just be a vase flower,now no one likes to throw out a plant they have nurtured for months so if they just go out in the garden and look colourful and pretty "GREAT", although for a couple of days it blew a gale on the hill  and cold with it, at one point I feared for the green house however we survived  and soldier on, and just very shortly I should be able to start taking a few cuttings in the hopes that this time next year we will be back to some sort of normality in what ever shape or normality chance to take, on a lighter note I do miss hopping into the car and call on family, or meet Dennis and Audrey, Keith and Gill for the ocaisional coffee, and I have yet to meet my two new greatgrandaughters, but do hope that whatever you are growing I hope that its all doing well and wish you all the best, stay safe and I hope to see you sooner rather than later.


My best regards Fay.



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Society Meeting 5th August 2021


The meeting did not go as we hoped there was a very low turnout to which end we had to end the meeting early.  Can I thank those who did attend for their support.  I am sure the reason for the low turnout was soley due to the corona-virus epedemic.  Members health and well-being are foremost in the society and we support any health decisions members make in these very trying times.  Looking to the future we will not be having a meeting in September but it is imperative we do hold an AGM.  Therefore the secretary has requested we hold an AGM on October the 6th 2021.


The venue is the same and time will be 7.00pm.  Access to the venue is now through the front entrance rather than the side access.