Alpine Garden Society

01386 554790


30th Anniversary Meeting 1986-2016


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and images.  









A hearty welcome to the home page of the East Lancashire Group of the Alpine Garden Society.  


The Group was formed in December 1986 and its aims remain simple - to advance the appreciation and knowledge of, and the sheer delight to be found in alpine gardening in all its forms.


Regular monthly meetings are held (usually on the second Monday evening of each month from September through to May) and our aim is to make them both informal and informative for enthusiast and beginner alike.


The Group meets at Ramsbottom Civic Hall, Market Place, Ramsbottom, near Bury at 7.30pm.  Doors open at 7pm for plant, seed and book sales and, more especially, socialising.  Refreshments are available at the conclusion of each lecture.


A map and directions to our lecture hall have now been uploaded to these pages for your convenience. 

Please click on the link below to obtain a map of our venue  - the Civic Hall is just above the letter 'A' on the map:-




Visitors are welcome to attend any of our meetings, though it is hoped that eventual membership of the main Society will prove a temptation that is hard to resist.


This page will be improved and more fully illustrated as soon as humanly possible.


Please be so kind as to return to this page on a regular basis.





Eritrichiun nanum overlooking the Pordoi Pass

Gentiana verna

 Gentiana verna in the Italian Dolomites : Image by Cliff Booker




Gymnadenia conopsea and Campanula barbata on Pralongia plateau.

Pordoi Pass  

Pordoi Pass in the Dolomites : Image by Cliff Booker


Tecophilea cyanocrocus