Programme of meetings for 2018
Welcome to the programme of meetings for 2018
You are welcome to come to any of our talks.
Thanks to everyone’s hard work yesterday
our Show was a hugh success.
Over 200 people attended,
the tables were packed with excellent
plants, screens were covered in
A great day!
Graham and Jackie Poynter
The Alpines of Slovenia
Graham and Jackie have been leading flower walks for Colletts Mountain Holidays in the Dolomites for ten years. More recently Graham has helped Naturetrek as co-leader to several European destinations including our 2017 trip to the Dolomites.
"A history of rock gardening"
Bournemouth rock garden
Janice Bennetts is a member of the AGS Rock History Group and also formed the Research Group for Hampshire’s Garden Trust to identify the needs and opportunities to conserve, protect and enhance its rich heritage of parks, gardens and designed green spaces. Looking at the history of rock gardens has combined both her interests.
followed by presentations by our members
Russell Beeson and Richard White
The Vercors in a heatwave.
Vygies en Viooltjies
( 12 days in the Western Cape)
Not such a dry evening as you might expect as the business is concluded speedily.
Then we settle back to enjoy a medley of photographs from our members' recent forays in plant-hunting around the world.
Saturday March 10th
Dorset AGS Local Group
Allendale Centre, Wimborne
Open 11:30am - 3pm
Show schedule 10th March 2018 (2318Kb)
"Jewels in the Garden-
Hepatica and Cyclamen"
Diane Clement is a keen exhibitor and judge for the Alpine Garden Society. She specialises in growing hepaticas, cyclamen and woodcland plants in her shady Wolverhampton garden. She is a passionate grower from seed, as befits her current role as Director of the AGS Seed Exchange.
"Alpines for the open garden"
Vic has written practical gardening advice for the AGS Journal for many years. He is a keen grower and shower at AGS shows.
AGS Wimborne Show
"ROCKY FLOWER SHOW"
Queen Elizabeth School
May 19th 2018
Further information can be found on our Events page, including the list of nurseries and details of the photographic competition
"Adventures of an Alpine Enthusiast"
Teenage adventures in orchid conservation
This is and Open Meeting
Celia will talk on the amazing crevice gardens she visited during the Czech.conference in 2017
Mountain flowers of th northern Rockies of the
January 3rd 2019
head gardener at Aberglasney Gardens
February 7th 2019
A Tulip Hunters favourite weeds
Tim Hooker will talk on his plant hunting
Successes and failures with Alpines
(How I try to grow them)
Flowers from the Avenue of Volcanoes
September 6th 2019
Castles and Flowers of Transylvania
October 3rd 2019
Bulbs for all Seasons
December 5th 2019