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Eighth International Rock Garden Conference, 2011

Alpines without Frontiers
Conference 2011 The 8th International Rock Garden Conference will take place in Nottingham at the
East Midlands Conference Centre from Thursday, 14 April to Sunday, 17 April 2011.  The Conference Centre has excellent facilities with regard to both space, as well as audio and projection equipment.

Assisted places are available for students or individuals who are on horticultural courses or who have embarked upon a career in horticulture within the last ten years.

For application forms, or Online Booking, go to:  2011 Conference Booking

Provisional Programme
There will be a one-day show at the Conference venue on Saturday 16 April.

Biographies of the speakers can be found by clicking on the names in the program below.

Thursday 14 April 2011

15.00-16.00
Registration
16.00-16.30
Tea
16.30-17.30
Welcome & Opening Lecture-Brian Mathew: provisional title ‘Ever-changing Frontiers: of all sorts!’
19.30 onwards
Dinner
 
David Haselgrove ‘ Southern Hemisphere Treats’

Friday 15 April 2011

09.00-10.00
Harry Jans ‘Plant Hunting on the Roof of the World’
10.00-11.00
John Richards ‘Asiatic Primulas Old and New’
11.00-11.30
Coffee
11.30-12.30
Martin Walsh ‘The High and Low in the Himalaya’
12.50-14.15
Lunch
13.30-15.00
WORKSHOPS
15.00-16.00
Toshio Yoshida ‘Endemism in the Sino-Himalayan Alpines'
16.00-16.30
Tea
16.30-17.30
Henrik Zetterlund 'Beyond the Last Frontiers with Jim Archibald'
19.30 onwards
Dinner
 
Robert Rolfe ‘Location, Location Location: Alpines Near and Far, Narrowly Endemic and Nationalistic'

Saturday 16 April 2011
There will be a one-day National AGS/SRGC Show all day.

09.00-10.00
Keith Wiley ‘An Holistic Approach to Alpines in the Garden’
10.00-11.00
Todd Boland ‘Alpine Plants of Newfoundland through to the Appalachians’
11.00-11.30
Coffee
11.30-12.30
Bob Wallis ‘Fritillaries on Four Continents’
12.50-14.15
Lunch
13.30-15.00
Free Time (to allow opportunity to see Show)
15.00-16.00
John Good ‘Alpines in a changing world’
16.00-16.30
Tea
16.30-17.30
John Watson ‘Three decades in the Andes’
19.30 onwards
Dinner
 
Roy Lancaster ‘My world of Plants’
 
Plant Auction

Sunday 17 April 2011

09.00-10.00
Ian Young ‘Highland Gathering’
10.00-11.00
Michael Kammerlander ‘Juno Iris – the Persica Group and Some Others’
11.00-11.30
Coffee
11.30-12.30
John Grimshaw ‘Giants and Dwarfs: the Alpines of Africa’
12.50-14.15
Lunch
13.30-15.00
Workshops
15.00-16.00
Vojtech Holubec ‘Central Asia: Plants under burning sun and cooling snow’
16.00-16.30
Tea
15.00-16.00
Christopher Grey-Wilson ‘A Lifetime of Alpines’

Online Booking is Available:  2011 Conference Online Booking

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