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Local Groups Programme September 2017 onwards

2017

September 2017

4th - Bedfordshire - Gesneriads - Ray Drew

5th - East Surrey - The Botanical and Cultural Wonders of Armenia - Pietro Roseo

6th - Derby - Plants from Highgates Nursery - Robert Rolfe

6th - Cotswold & Malvern - The French Alps - Nigel & Samantha Hopes

7th - Dorset - Bulbs of the Cape Floral Kingdom - Ben Turner

8th - Wirral & West Cheshire - Murray Bartlett Memorial Lecture - Sikkim - David and Margaret Thorne

8th - Chiltern - South African Bulbs - Paul Cumbleton

9th - Lancashire South - Donkey Paths of Greece Remembered Spring and Autumn Flowering Plants - David and Margaret Thorne

9th - Mid Anglia - A Seedy Business - Diane Clement

9th - Yorkshire West - Flowers of Sichuan - John Richards

10h - Chesterfield - Plants and Castles of Transylvania - Razvan Chisu

11th - Sussex West - Visiting the Mountains of North Western Slovenia - Roy Barker

11th - East Lancashire - Romanian Alpines - Razvan Chisu

12th - Kent West - Hepaticas, a Growing Obsession - Diane Clement

12th - Cleveland - Almost Full Circle - Stan da Prato

13th - Nottingham - Saxifrages and some Sempervivums - Dr Steve Furness

13th - Oxford - Treasures of Iran - Arthur Nicholls

13th - Wales North - Plants of the Chalk - Plant hunting in the south of England - Jon Evans

15th - Bristol - Plants of Western Australia - Hilary Little

15th - East Kent - AGM - The Allure of Lavender, Botany and Aroma - Simon Charlesworth

18th - East Cheshire - Autumn Bulbs in the Peloponnese - Razvan Chisu

18th - Warwickshire - Lewisias - A Bit of an Obsession - Martin Rogerson

28th - Essex - Picos de Europa - Kit Grey-Wilson

28th - Hampshire - Pleiones for Pleasure - Paul Cumbleton

October 2017

2nd - Bedfordshire - AGM

3rd - East Surrey - A Visit to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Mark Oddy

4th - Derby - A Seedy Business - Diane Clement

4th - Cotswold & Malvern - Planting Troughs - Jo Walker

5th - Dorset - AGS trip to Northern Peru - Martin and Anna Sheader

7th - Mid Anglia - Tulipa Species and their Cultivation at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden - Simon Wallis

8th - Chesterfield - To be announced

9th - Sussex West - Alpines at RHS Wisley - Tom King

9th -  East Lancashire -  The World of Hepatica - John Massey

10th - Cleveland - The Machair - Matt Topsfield

10th - Kent West - Switzerland - Colin Kitchener

11th - Nottingham - Glaciers and the Alpine Plants Around Them - Rick Lambert

11th - Oxford - So I was going to the Alps Maritimes - Martyn Denney

11th - North Wales - 15 years hard labour on Kew's Rock Garden - Joanne Everson

13th - Wirral & West Cheshire - 35 years and still learning - Ian Christie

13th - Chiltern - Romania - Transylvania - John Noakes

13th - East Kent - Thistles for the Garden - Steve Law of Brighton Plants (Petham VIllage Hall)

14th - Sussex West TBC - Display of plants, sinks, photos etc Manor Nursery, Runcton

14th - Lancashire South - 30 Years and Still Learning - Ian Christie

16th - East Cheshire - Outstanding Gardens - Cliff Booker

16th - Warwickshire - Iran and the Mysteries of the East - Bob Charman

19th - Dublin -  Making sense of the Iridaceae - Julian Sutton (Joint with IGPS)

20th - Bristol - Flora and wildlife of Bavaria - Alan Goldsmith

26th - Essex - Travels to Chile TBC - Robin Alabaster

26th - Hampshire - Woodland Ranunculaceae - Anemones, Hepaticas, Aconites, Hellebores and Celandines - Mike Myers

November 2017

1st - Derby - Geology and flowers of Yellowstone NP and the Cascade Mountains - Ian Sutton and Sue Miles

1st - Cotswold & Malvern - AGM

2nd - Dorset - A labour of love - 30 years at Potterton Nursery - Rob Potterton

4th - Mid Anglia -  AGM and Travels in Georgia - Arthur Nicholls

6th - Bedfordshire - Mostly Green and White: A Beginners Guide to Snowdrops - Peter & Jackie Murray

7th - East Surrey - AGM & Members Evening

8th - Nottingham - Pyrenees and Picos - Where the Alps meet the Med - David Charlton

8th - North Wales - Into Chile... - Richard Birch

8th - Oxford - Alpines in troughs - Richard Horswood

9th - Dublin - Alpines with Altitude - Neil Huntley

10th - Wirral and West Cheshire - How to be a better propagator - Kit Strange

10th - Chiltern - Flowers of the Mountains of Northern Greece - John Richards

10th - East Kent - 60th Anniversary - Flowers in Close Up - Nature Photography - Heather Angel

11th - Yorkshire West - A Guide to Native British Orchids - Charlie Philpotts

12th - Chesterfield - Some German Gardens - Ju Bramley

13th - Sussex West - Plant Names - meanings, their history and the people behind them - Thomas Stone

13th - East Lancashire - Alpine Flora of the Kazakh Tien Shan - David Morris

14th - Cleveland - Alpine Plant Hunters - Mala Janes

14th - Kent West - Hardy Nerines - Dr John David

17th - Bristol - Spirit of a Japanese Garden - David Burgess

20th - East Cheshire - Woodland Ranunculaceae - Michael Myers

20th - Warwickshire - Gardens and Flowers from a Motorhome - Ian and Roma Smith

23rd -  Hampshire Under the apples - Adventures with woodland Plants - Tim Ingram

30th - Essex -  Pacific North West, Exloring the Landscape and Forest - Bill Coster

December 2017

4th - East Cheshire - Wildflowers of East Cheshire - Jack Swan

4th - Bedfordshire - The Zagros - Bob and Rannveig Wallis

5th - East Surrey - A Tulip Hunter's Favourite Weeds - Kurt Vickery

6th - Derby - Growing Hardy Orchids and Gesneriads - Kevin Pratt

6th - Cotswold & Malvern - Alpine Quiz - Jon Evans

7th - Dublin - Christmas Miscellany

7th - Dorset - Glorious June at Blackthorns - Jon Evans

8th - Wirral & West Cheshire - Mats & Custions of Svalbad & New Zealand - David Charlton

8th - Chiltern - Members social evening

8th - East Kent - Plant Collecting in Vietnam - Andrew Luke

9th - Mid Anglia - Unusual Bulbs and how they get into your garden plus a bit of the Chelsea Exhibit - John Armand

9th - Yorkshire West - Own Group

9th - Lancashire South - Christmas Lecture - A Gardener's Guide to Growing Alpines - Kevin Pratt (with plant sales table)

10th - Chesterfield - AGM and Christmas Party at 2.30 pm

11th - Sussex West - Social Evening

11th - East Lancashire - AGM - Spanish Miscellany - John Dower

12th - Cleveland - Alpines of the Pyrenees - Brian Burrow

12th - Kent West - Christmas Supper and Members' talks

13th - Nottingham -  AGM followed by Members pictures/slides

13th - Oxford - AGM - Plans along a back road on the border between the Carolinas - John Graham

14th - Hampshire - In-house seasonal entertainment

15th - Bristol - Christmas Meeting/Interim AGM/Talk by a member

18th - Warwickshire - Members talk with punch and mince pies

 

2018

January 2018

3rd - Cotswold & Malvern - Out and About two more adventures of an Alpine Enthusiast - Jim Almond

4th - Dorset - Alpines of Slovenia - Graham and Jackie Poynter

8th - Sussex West - Patagonia Coast to Coast: from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Martin Sheader

8th - East Lancashire - Members Lecture Extravaganza Photo spectaculars by our members

9th - Cleveland - More Plants from the Shows - Don Peace

9th - Kent West - Looking for Narcissus triandrus in North-West Spain - Kit Strange

10th - Oxford - Members Evening

12th - Chiltern - TBA - Chris Gardner

13th - Yorkshire West - It's not all sand: the Mountain Flora of Yemen - Frazer Henderson

13th - Lancashire South - Pole to Pole - Various

15th - Warwickshire - A Brighter shade of Winter - Vic Aspland

15th - East Cheshire - Alpines of the Kazakh Tien Shan - David Morris

18th - Wirral & West Cheshire - A.E. Pratt - Plant Collector Extraordinary - Kevin Pratt

20th - North Wales - AGM at 2pm

25th - Hampshire - In the Footsteps of Blanchard: Narcissus in south-eastern Spain - Matthew Topsfield

February 2018

1st - Dorset - The history of Rock Gardening - Janice Bennetts

5th - Bedfordshire - Wimpole through the Seasons - Philip Whaites

7th - Cotswold & Malvern - The Cream of Alpines - Cliff Booker

9th - Wirral & West Cheshire - An Alpine Triathlon - Jim Almond

9th - Chiltern - TBA - Harry Jans

9th - East Kent - The Kent Gardens Trust - Elizabeth Cairns and Tom La Dell

10th - Yorkshire West - Tromso Botanic Garden & The Lofoten Islands - Cliff Booker

10th - Lancashire South - Within Sight of Snowdonia - At Home with Alpines - Tim Lever (with plant sales table)

12th - Sussex West - Images of Newfoundland - Ron Payne

12th - East Lancashire - Digital Photography Competition Schedule available at AGM

13th - Cleveland - Armenia - Pat Craven

13th - Kent West - Secret Gardens of London - Colin Jones

14th - North Wales - Tales from a South Lakeland Garden - Dave Riley

14th - Oxford - Spring treasures at Kew - Jim Almond

19th - Warwickshire - Camping in the Himalayas - Iain Wright

22nd - Hampshire - Alpines in the Wild and Cultivation Diane Clement

26th - East Cheshire - More special snowdrops - Jim Almond

March 2018

1st - Dorset - AGM and short talks by members

5th - Bedfordshire - The Spring Flowers of Crete - Richard Horswood

7th - Cotswold & Malvern - TBA - Ian Christie

9th - Wirral & West Cheshire - Alluring Alpines - Paul Cumbleton

9th - East Kent - Bulb evening and practical demonstrations and bulb exchange

9th - Chiltern - The Chelsea Physic Gardens - Chris Bailes

10th - Yorkshire West - The Waterlily Tulip & its cousins: Growing species Tulips at Cambridge Botanic Garden - Simon Wallis

10th - Lancashire South - Plants Above Lake Garda - John Richards

12th - Sussex West - Behind the Scenes at Chelsea Flower Show - Steve Bradley

12th - East Lancashire - Digital Tips & Tricks - Diane Clement

13th - Cleveland -  Members' Evening

13th - Kent West -  Auriculas - Rachael Castle

14th -  Oxford - China expedition with Kevock - Chris Parsons

16th - Bristol - Wildlife of the Avon Gorge & Downs - Many Levers

17th - Sussex West - Local show and Display - Manor Nursery, Runcton

19th - Warwickshire - Switzerland and the Upper Engadine - Jo and Brian Walker

19th - East Cheshire - A seedy business - Diane Clement

22nd - Hampshire - Plant photography in the Garden - Jon Evans

April 2018

4th - Cotswold & Malvern - Crevice Gardens - Paul Cumbleton

5th - Dorset - Hepaticas and Cyclamen. Jewels of the garden - Diane Clement

9th - Sussex West - AGM & Alpine Plants around Mt Blanc - Ian Baines

9th - Bedfordshire - I believe in the Western Cape - Julian Sutton

9th - East Lancashire - A Taste of Colorado - Frank Hoyle

10th - Cleveland - Minishow and AGM

10th - Kent West - Group Annual Show

11th - Oxford - Crevice gardening - Paul Cumbleton

13th - Wirral & West Cheshire - Flowers of the Colorado Rockies - Frank Hoyle

13th - Chiltern - AGM and Group mini Show

13th - East Kent - Plant Auction and Plant Sale

14th - Yorkshire West - Spanish high points from the Sierra Nevada to the Picos de Europa - Richard Horswood

14th - Lancashire South - Holiday Slides - Local Members

16th - Warwickshire - Mini Show and AGM

20th - Bristol - TBC

23rd - East Cheshire - Member's talk, group AGM and alpines show

26th - Hampshire - Five Fritillaria - Ron Mudd

May 2018

2nd - Cotswold & Malvern - Exploring the High Mountains of Peru - Martin & Anna Sheader

4th - Dorset - Alpines for the open garden - Vic Aspland

8th - Kent West - AGM and Auction

11th - Wirral & West Cheshire - Local Group Show & AGM

11th - Chiltern -  A year in Turn End - Jacqui Hunt

11th - East Kent - Members meeting.  Talks by Olivia Hall and Peter Jacob

12th - Yorkshire West - AGM, Group Show & talk

12th -  Bedfordshire - Group Conference - Modern Day Plant Hunters

12th - Lancashire South - Mini Show and AGM

14th - East Lancashire - Group mini show and Society evening.

18th - Bristol - Plants of the season - what is looking good - Paul Green

21st - East Cheshire - All a gardener needs to know about bees - Alan Hulme

24th - Hampshire -  AGM - Tulips and Kazakhstan - David Hughes

June 2018

6th - Cotswold & Malvern - Members Mini Show & Social

9th - Sussex West -  Garden Visit - Chandlers Ford, Hampshire

July 2018

2nd - Bedfordshire - A-V Listing of Favourite Alpines - Robert Rolfe

August 2018

6th - Bedfordshire - Lewisia - Martin Rogerson

September 2018

3rd - Bedfordshire - Alpines in the Wild and Cultivation - Diane Clement

6th - Dorset - Adventures of an Alpine Enthusiast - Jim Almond

8th - Yorkshire West - A year in a woodland garden - Peter Williams

14th - Wirral & West Cheshire - The Italian Dolomites - Cliff Booker

14th - Chiltern - Cambridge Botanical Gardens - Stephen Wallis

October 2018

1st -  Bedforshire - AGM

 

 

 

 

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