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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 Gentian are available to non- members from the Visitor Centre for £2 each. 


Missed An Issue?

The Winter 2017 edition was published and sent to members on Friday 17 November 2017.  If you are a Friend and have not received 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 available in pdf format below:

Summer 2017     Spring 2017       Winter 2016      Summer 2016     Spring 2016      Winter 2015