The future of one of Britain’s oldest gardening groups in is jeopardy.
The Royal Horticultural Society of Perthshire has been around for more than 200 years, but leaders have warned it may be forced to disband if more people do not join in the coming months.
The group is behind a programme of activities to promote the growing of flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables, but despite high attendances at its twice-yearly shows, membership numbers are dwindling.
The Perth society was one of the first of its kind in the UK, formed in 1806.
Chairwoman Gillian Sharp said: “I am very concerned about the future of the society now.
“We have just under 100 members but around 90% of them are over 60 and around 80% are over 70, which is not sustainable.”
The society needs help with secretarial duties, as well as physical work such as setting up displays for shows.