AGS Events: Potential Conference on Dryland Gardening
Started by: Tim Ingram
What interest might there be from AGS members?Go to latest contribution by Tim Ingram, 11 October 2011, 08:08. Go to bottom of this page.
Alpines are hugely more diverse than most gardeners realise and in drier parts of the country like the south-east a very different range of plants can be grown compared to the north and west. Therefore I wonder what interest there might be amongst members in a Conference dedicated to the alpines and plants of drier mountain ranges, and more specifically of ways of growing these in the garden? Many of the finest growers live in North America or Europe and it would be exciting to hear of their experiences. In addition it could be an event that could draw interest from outside the AGS and maybe inspire other gardeners to join the Society.
It seems I am somewhat alone in my interest in these plants, or maybe I have rather more enthusiasm than credibility! I have found such plants fascinating for over 30 years since first visiting Beth Chatto's garden, and it relates to the way natural plant communities have such strong relevance to the integrity of gardening. So I will see if I can develop greater interest over the coming years. I also think in the longer term it could have relevance to the presentation of plants on television - there are so many dramatic landscapes around the world which must carry a resonance with many gardeners.