A most important function of the Society is to assist and encourage the growing of Nerine and Amaryllid species and cultivars, and to encourage members to grow new plants by the exchange of plant material.

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The Society also encourages experimentation and research. It has recently collaborated with the RHS in running in running Trials of Nerine Bowdenii, following the joint Study Day  held at Wisley in 2007.

Click here to view the Reports of the Study Day and the Trials.


In 2023 the Society agreed for a new award called The Tony Norris Award. This recognises significant new developments in the breeding of Nerine and related genera, including Galanthus but excluding Narcissus. Click here for more information.



The Nerine and Amaryllid Society would welcome requests for grants from individuals or groups wishing to enhance the educational, conservation, or research knowledge associated with the Amaryllidaceae family of flowering plants. Proposals for funding (upto a maximum of £500) can be considered at any time of the year.

Click here to go to downloadable Grant Application Form.


The Journal, “Amaryllids”, is published three times a year with the aim of contributing to a better knowledge of the Amaryllidaceae and to assist our members to grow better plants.

Click here to go to Journal and Archive page.


The Society also publishes a book - ‘Nerines- a brief guide to growing Nerines in the British Isles’.

Click the title for more information.