The Berkshire Chapter is a local section of the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS). There are separate annual membership dues for each organization.
The North American Rock Garden Society describes itself as an organization for
“gardening enthusiasts interested in alpine, saxatile, and low-growing perennials. It encourages the study and cultivation of wildflowers that grow well among rocks, whether such plants originate above treeline or at lower elevations. Through its publications, meetings, and garden visits, NARGS provides extensive opportunities for both beginners and experts to expand their knowledge of plant cultivation and propagation, and of construction, maintenance, and design of special interest gardens. Woodland gardens, bog gardens, raised beds, planted walls, container gardens, and alpine berms are all addressed.”
Benefits of joining the North American Rock Garden Society include an attractive and informative journal, The Rock Garden Quarterly, annual meetings in the U.S. or Canada, plant tours around the world with expert leaders, and its acclaimed annual seed exchange. Visit the Society’s web site for more information, including free viewing of older issues of The Rock Garden Quarterly if you are not yet a member.