The friends of the 'Shamrock    Hydrangea Collection

Extract from the society's statutes

The society has charitable status under the French law of 1 July 1901.

'The purpose of this society is to promote knowledge of the genus Hydrangea and the conservation, upkeep, propagation, safeguard and development of the collection of Hydrangeas ( species, forms, varieties and cultivars ) assembled by Corinne Mallet. This collection is of world interest and importance. The society's activities include, amongst other things, expeditions, research, the conservation and continuous expansion of a library, a collection of photographs, a herbarium, an international computer database, and scientific archives resulting from research carried out by author of 'Hydrangea : species and cultivars' Vols. 1 and 2 and of other more recent books'. (see page on Corinne Mallet).

To join the society : contact us by , fax, email or letter at the numbers and addresses given on the presentation of the collection page, or join us at one of the many flower shows in which we take part ( for example Courson in May 2004 )

The annual membership fee, subject to approval by the Administrative Council, is 

France :            Individual 25 Pair 35 Professional 100

reste Europe : Individual 30 Pair 40 Professional 120

UK :                    Individual 25 Pair 35 Professional 100

USA & world :  individual $50 Pair $70 Professional $200

Membership price entitles you to :


- one or more free visits of the collection (by appointment out of season,

- two newsletters per year (available in French and English),

- free advice,

- three cutting of three varieties per year,

At present the Society has 240 members, one third of whom are ouside France.