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AGS Shows: London AGS Show 2009

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Contribution from Jim McGregor 01 April 2009, 09:19top / bottom of page

The London Show at the Westminster Halls was judged yesterday and continues today. Entries are well up on last year (by over 50%) thanks to the encouragement of exhibitors by the new Show Secretary Jon Evans. The official results and a picture gallery went up last night on the 'official' results section of the site.

www.alpinegardensociety.net/shows/results/

Anyone who was there can add more pictures here.

Contribution from Jon Evans 03 April 2009, 23:35top / bottom of page

I'm still sorting out loose ends from the show, but here are some pictures. These are quick snaps, taken with a compact camera around the benches, as I had neither the time nor the energy to do the show photography. I have no idea how Peter Maguire managed to take such good photos last weekend whilst running the Northumberland Show.

First of all, here are some views of the show benches, set off as always by the large Artistic Section. Whilst the benches may not look crowded, they are a great improvement on last year, and I offer thanks and gratitude to the regular and new exhibitors who found their way into Central London by car, not once but twice, to stage and then retrieve their plants.

Plants of Iran by John Ingham and Bob Charman

A wonderful, colourful display.

Plants of Iran by John  Ingham and Bob Charman
Artistic Section - London only classes

Lets take a closer look at the Artistic section ? here are some photography classes which appear at London only; first class 202 - 6 alpine plants photographed in the wild

Artistic Section - London only classes

Class 208 ? three close ups of alpine plants

The Artistic Section includes paintings and drawings as well - here is just a sample.

Calandrinia caespitosa by Martin Sheader

Martin Sheader won the photographic section with some magnificent images brought back from Argentina.

Calandrinia caespitosa by Martin Sheader

Kath Baker won the Art section ahead of some stiff competition. Here is her painting of Paeonia japonica.

Gentiana acaulis painted by Caroline Jackson-Houlston
Gentiana acaulis painted by Caroline Jackson-Houls

A botanical illustration of Iris fosteriana by Rannveig Wallis

Lastly a delightful design in ink of Paris quadrifolia by Rosemary Powis

New Exhibitors

This year, for the first time in several years, we had not none, not one, but two competitors in C section. Here is Tulipa praestans Unicum exhibited by Tony Hale

New Exhibitors

Tulipa clusiana Lady Jane exhibited by Colin Rogers

There was competition in B section as well

Draba grown by Robert Amos

There was competition in B section as well

Primula Wharfedale Gem grown by Tony Hale

Rhododendron pemakoense grown by Clive Dart

Special delivery from Pershore

Some of the increase in entries in the open section may be put down to the efforts of the Pershore team; we received a special delivery of plants from the Worcester area in the AGS van which brought the books and publicity materials down to London; here are some of the best.

Eritrichium howardii entered by Richard Clements

Shortia uniflora from Brian Walker

Primula denticulata and Primula vulgaris from Alan Keay


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