I.Cl.S. - How to Join or Renew your Membership


Membership subscriptions are payable annually in advance and run from January 1st to December 31st each year.

When you join the Society you receive:
Note that for a very modest additional sum you can receive a copy of the latest journal instead of an older issue - please see below for details.

The Society also offers a second category of Nursery Membership for Clematis Nurseries and related commercial organizations. Please follow this Nursery Membership link for an explanation of the benefits.

A definition of Membership, along with the benefits it brings, is given within the Constitution of the Society.

Membership Rates and How to Pay

The Society's Membership Rate, which is set in UK Pounds Sterling, is shown in this currency and in Euros in the table below. The Society reviews our membership rates at regular intervals to reflect exchange rate movement.

Currency Membership Nursery Membership
GBP £35.00 £56.00
Euros 40 Euros 64 Euros

The methods of payment to the Society are PayPal, our Pound Sterling Bank Account and our Euro Bank Account.

For payment using PayPal

Details can be found by visiting our PayPal page. You do not need a PayPal account to use this method, you just need a debit or credit card. For many people, especially but not exclusively those without a Euro or Pound Sterling bank account, it is often the most convenient and economic method of payment. The Society will receive your membership fee in Pounds Sterling, the currency used for the majority of spend by the Society. However, you will be charged in your own currency.

The exchange rate at the time of payment will be used, so you may pay slightly more or less than the rate displayed in the table above.

If you have any questions about using PayPal, please contact our secretary, Fiona Woolfenden

For payment in Pounds Sterling

Ordinary Membership for one year is £35.00 UK Pounds Sterling. Nursery Membership for one year is £56.00 UK Pounds Sterling.

For new members, if you pay £52.00 for Ordinary Membership, instead of the complimentary issue of our choice of year, you can receive a copy of Clematis International of last year.

The Society Pounds Sterling Account is in Great Britain. Existing Members may pay in Pounds Sterling either by online or telephone banking or by cheque or Money Order. If you require details of the UK Pounds Sterling bank account, please contact our secretary, Fiona Woolfenden.

New members on joining should pay by PayPal by visiting our Website and going to our PayPal page, or making payment as listed below.

Cheques or International Money Orders should be made payable to "International Clematis Society" and sent to: Michael Warren, I.Cl.S., 169 Valley Road, Ipswich, IP1 4PJ, GREAT BRITAIN. Cheques / International Money Orders must be in Pounds Sterling and drawn on a bank with a UK branch.

For payment in Euros

Ordinary Membership for one year is 40.00 Euros. Nursery Membership for one year is 64.00 Euros.

For new members, if you pay 60 Euros for Ordinary Membership, instead of the complimentary issue of our choice of year, you can receive a copy of Clematis International of last year.

The Society Euro currency bank account is held by Taunus Sparkasse in Germany.

If you require details of the Taunus Sparkasse bank account, please contact our secretary, Fiona Woolfenden.

Other Methods

Unfortunately, for personal reasons and with immediate effect, the Society has had to withdraw the facility to pay in Canadian Dollars, Japanese Yen and US Dollars.

Whilst this only affects a very small number of members, if you are one of them, it is news you won't want to hear. However, with the internet increasingly available, we suggest that you canvas family and friends for someone you know and trust to make a PayPal payment on your behalf. Please ensure they state on the payment who it refers to.

Downloadable Membership Leaflets/Forms

Our Membership Leaflets, normally available in Dutch, English, French and German, require updating. They will be available here as soon as this has been done. Thank you for your patience.

Previous Journals

If you are interested in copies of Journals from Previous Years please look here.

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