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Programme of meetings for 2018

Welcome to our programme of   

meetings for 2018


You are welcome to come 

to any of our talks.








January 4th


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.


February 1st


Janice Bennetts


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.

March 1st


followed by presentations by our members

Russell Beeson and Richard White

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 Show


Allendale Centre Wimborne 



April 5th


Diane Clement

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. 


May 4th


Vic Aspland

"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


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 


September 6th


Jim Almond

"Adventures of an Alpine Enthusiast"



October 4th


Simon Pugh-Jones


This is and Open Meeting




November 1st

Dr.Celia Wright

Celia will talk on the amazing crevice gardens she visited during the Czech.conference in 2017



December 6th

Dr.David Hughes

Mountain flowers of th northern Rockies of the




January 3rd 2019


Joseph Atkins

head gardener at Aberglasney Gardens



February 7th 2019

Kurt Vickery

A Tulip Hunters favourite weeds




October 3rd 2019

Anna Pavord

Bulbs for all Seasons

Christine Hughes