Alpine Garden Society



01386 554790

West London AGS Local Group

Home Page of this Small Friendly Group, Excellent Lectures, Excellent Raffles.

 This group was one of the earliest local groups to be set up and now in 2013 is entering its 59th Year.

 

We are very fortunate to have always had support from both the students and professionals at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and as a result have many original, first time lectures from those individuals. 

 

 

Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month from September-June, we exclude December as that usually falls in Christmas week.

 7.45PM for 8.00pm. Speaker first followed by raffle and refreshments.  Occasional practical demonstrations on propagation techniques, in season.

 We have a Raffle every month, usually with over 40 plants.

Visitors are always welcome, £2 fee to help cover the speakers expenses.

We meet in the Perivale Community Centre, Horsenden Lane South, Perivale, UB6 7NP, just off the A40 near the Hoover Building. Follow the signs to Perivale Tube Station, the Community Centre is about ¼ mile further on the left.

 

There is car parking for about 25 cars in the Centre car park, otherwise cars may be left nearby in Horsenden Lane South.

 

See details of this years Programme of Lectures starting on Thursday 26th September 2013.

This month's talk Thursday27th February 2014
Berchtesgaden Southern Bavaria Sue Lyon

"Gentians on the Rocks"

Sue's talk comes from Southern Bavaria

The Berchtesgaden National Park

 

 

 

Berchtesgaden National Park
The Berchtesgaden area was first declared an area of conservation in 1910. The initiative to create a National Park itself was introduced in 1953 but it took until 1972 for the Free State of Bavaria to finally designate it as such and the Park itself opened on 1st August 1978 comprising some 208 Sq Km, 80 Sq miles. The Park was recognised by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve in 1990.

The park is located in the beautiful mountainous area south of the town of Berchtesgaden, “The Northern Limestone Alps”. The eastern, southern, and western boundaries of the park coincide with the state border between Germany and Austria.

Sue’s talk takes us from the large lake at the centre of the park, the Königssee, up through the high Alpine slopes. To rock and glacier territory.

"Gentians on the Rocks" Sure to be an excellent talk.

 

Come and join us for what is sure to be a splendid evening.

7.30pm for 8pm start.

As always, refreshments, chat and a raffle afterwards.

Thursday 28th November 2013
Parthenon

Jolyon Lea, long time stalwart of many groups and excellent speaker is providing us his penultimate lecture before finally hanging up his lecturing shoes.

 


Minuartia stellata

 

This months talk will be on "Flowers of Greece".



Saxifraga spruneri

Over the years Jolyon and his wife have visited Greece on several occasions and have observed many different environments in which the native flora flourish.

 

 


Ancient ruins can provide an excellent rock garden environment for many choice species.

Additionally the very varied landscape from sea level, through undisturbed olive groves to mountain habitat provide an excellent canvass for all manner of Mediterranean and mountain flora.

 

Come and join us for what is sure to be an excellent evening.

 

7.30pm for 8pm start.

 

As always, refreshments, chat and a raffle afterwards.

John Humphries Group Secretary