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Gentian Online

Logo GentianThe Gentian is the magazine of the Friends of Ness Gardens. It is published three times a year (Spring, Summer and Winter) and contains an authoritative and accessible mix of news and updates from the Friends and the Gardens, gardening advice, plant and wildlife features and a guide to "what's on" at Ness Botanic Gardens.

It is free via post or email to all members. Printed copies of The Gentain  are available to non- members from the Visitor Centre for £1 each. 


Missed An Issue?

The Winter 2014 Edition was published and sent to members on Thursday 20 November 2014.  If you are a member and have not recieved your copy within 7 days of posting please contact us by email:

Contributors & Advertising

The Editor, Fiona Harrison, welcomes suggestions for articles. Please contact her with a synopsis of your idea at fiona.harrison1@

The Gentian, also welcomes advertisements. If you would like to advertise your organisation or event, contact the Editor for details of technical requirements for copy and rates. Discounted rates are offered for repeat advertisements.


Previous issues are avaiable in pdf format below:

Spring 2014       Summer 2014

Spring 2013     Summer 2013     Winter 2013