Local Group Venues and Contact Details
BEDFORDSHIRE: Hon. Sec: Mr Robert Amos, 9A Ickwell Road, Northhill, Biggleswade, SG18 9AA. Tel: 01767 627487. Meetings: Wilstead Village Hall, Nr Bedford, 7.30 pm. on 1st Monday, February to December. Programme on request. http://www.bedfordshirealpines.com/
BIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT: Hon. Sec: Mrs Sonia Morris, 55 Grange Road, Stourbridge, DY9 7LH. Tel: 01384 378609. Meetings: The Unitarian New Meeting Church, 31 Ryland Street, Five Ways, Birmingham, B16 8BL, every 2nd Friday, January to April; September; October and December. Birmingham Botanic Gardens Lecture, 3rd Thursday in August. Roy Elliott Memorial Lecture 3rd Saturday in November. Garden visits March to August. Subscription: £6.00, Family £10.00. Visitors welcome.
BRISTOL: Hon. Sec: Mrs Marion Monahan, 90 Brentry Lane, Brentry, Bristol, BS10 6RQ. Tel: 0117 9503422. Email: email@example.com Meetings: The Methodist Hall, Westbury-on-Trym, 3rd Friday 7.30 pm., September to May. Subscription: £10 per person; Visitors £2.
CHESHIRE-EAST: Hon. Sec: Kevin Pratt, Alcombe, 7 Bosden Fold Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 4LQ. Tel: 0161 456 9009 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetings: Wilmslow Preparatory School, Grove Avenue, Wilmslow. Usually 3rd Monday, September to April, 7.30 pm. Summer Outings. Subscription: Single £10.00; Family £18.00; Visitors £2.00.
CHESHIRE-WEST & WIRRAL: Hon. Sec: Peter Cunnington, 3 The Quillet, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 9QE. Tel: 0151 336 3407. Email: email@example.com Meetings: Gladstone Village Hall, The Village, Burton, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 5TH. 2nd Friday, September - May 7.15 pm. Subscription: £5.00. Visitors welcome.
CHESTERFIELD & DISTRICT: Hon. Sec: Mr Dave Newsome, 10 Grasmere Road, Dronfield Woodhouse, Dronfield, S18 8PS . Tel: 01246 416013. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetings: 2nd Sunday, 3 pm, September-May, in the Schoolroom, United Reformed Church, Cotton Mill Hill, Holymoorside, Chesterfield. Subscription: £3.00.
CHILTERN: Hon. Secs: Dr John Noakes, Old Church Cottage, Chapel Lane, Long Marston, Tring, HP23 4QT. Tel: 01296 660072. Email: email@example.com Meetings: Great Kingshill Village Hall, Nr. High Wycombe, at 7.30 pm., 2nd Friday each month, except June, July & August. Visitors very welcome. Subscription: £6.00; Family £9.00.
CLEVELAND: Hon. Sec: Mr Barry Winter, 92 Oxbridge Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 4HN. Tel: 01642 800373. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Monthly winter meetings. Subscription: £4.00 single; £6.00 family; Senior citizens £3.00 single & £5.00 family.
CORNWALL: Hon. Sec: Miss Clethra Matthews, Trenance, Ruan High Lanes, Nr Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5LH. Tel: 01872 501208. Meetings: St Marks Church Hall, Sticker, St Austell, 3rd Wednesday exc. August and December at 7.30 pm. Garden Visit in July. AGS Members visiting Cornwall are very welcome to our Meetings. Subscription: £6.00; Visitors £2.00.
COTSWOLD & MALVERN: Hon. Sec: Mrs Pam Turner, Bramblegarth, Forge Lane, Upleadon, Newent, GL18 1EF. Tel: 01531 820666. Meetings: 1st Wednesday, Redmarley Village Hall, Redmarley, Gloucestershire, 7.30pm., September to April, exc. January. Garden visits May to July. Spring Show, Maisemore Village Hall, near Gloucester. Subscription: £8.00; Family £11.00; Visitors & Non-Members £1.50.
DERBYSHIRE: Hon. Sec: David Charlton, 41 Cole Lane, Ockbrook, Derby, DE72 3RD. Tel: 01332 668915. E-mail: email@example.com Meetings: 1st Wed. Sept. to May, Breadsall Memorial Hall, Breadsall, Derby, 7.30 pm. Garden visits Feb. to June. Subscription: £5 per member
DEVON-EXETER: Hon. Sec: Mrs Lorraine Birchall, Barratts Cottage, Clyst Hydon, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 2NQ. Tel: 01884 277614. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings: 3rd Thursday, except July & August, 7.00 pm., Longdown Village Hall (on the Exeter to Moretonhampstead Road) Longdown Road, Nr Ide, Exeter. Excellent car parking. Subscription: AGS Members £5.00; Family £8.00; Non AGS Members £8.00; Visitors £2.00 per meeting.
DEVON-SOUTH: Hon. Sec: David Nicholson, 7 Carter Road, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0RX. Tel: 01752 896307. David.Nicholson@agsgroups.org Meetings: Dartmoor Lodge, Pear Tree Corss, Ashburton, 1st Wednesday, Sept. to May, 7.15pm for 7.30 pm. Annual Subscriptions: AGS Members £8/£12; non AGS Members £10/£17; £2.00 guests.
DORSET: Hon. Joint Secs: John and Christine Chappell, 3 Church Lane, Frampton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9NL. Tel: 01300 320247. E-mail: email@example.com Meetings: 1st Thurs, Sept to April; 1st Fri, May, Corfe Mullen Village Hall, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne 7.30 pm. Subscriptions: AGS Members £7.00; Family £12.00; Non-AGS Members £10.00; Family £17.00; Visitors £2.50 per meeting.
EPPING FOREST: Hon. Sec: Ms Kit Strange, 5A Hartham Road, Bruce Grove, London, N17 6RZ. Email: Kit.Strange@agsgroups.org Meetings: Theydon Bois Village Hall, Theydon Bois, Nr Epping, Essex, CM16 7ER, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September to May [except in 2010, the December meeting is Wednesday, 15th]. Subscription: £5.00 plus £2.00 a meeting.
ESSEX: Hon. Sec: Ruth Jones, Park House, Park Road, Rivenhall, Witham, CM8 3PS. Tel: 01376 583260. Meetings: New Village Hall, Church Road, Rawreth, Nr Wickford, 7.30pm last Thursday of month, exc. December. Subscription: £3.00; and Partners £3.50; plus £2 per meeting. Guests £2.00
HAMPSHIRE: Hon. Sec: Mrs Paddy Hinton, 179 Hursley Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 1JH. Tel: 023 8026 5672. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetings: Chilworth Hall, Chilworth, Southampton, at 7.15 pm. 4th Tuesday, Sept. to May; (excl. 3rd Tuesday in December). Summer outings. Subscription: AGS Member £6.00; AGS Family Member £8.00; Single £7.00; Family £10.00; Visitors £2.50.
HERTFORDSHIRE: Hon. Sec: Mr Bernard Gane, 65 Ox Lane, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 4PH. Hertfordshire Group AGS Website http://www.hertsags.co.uk/ Tel: . Meetings: Homewood Road United Reform Church Hall, Homewood Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 4BH (junction of Homewood Road and Sandpit Lane). Usually 4th Saturday, September to May - 3.00 pm.
IRELAND-CORK: Hon. Sec: Mrs Hester Forde, Coosheen, 15 Johnstown Park, Glounthaune, Co Cork, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 21 4353855. E-mail: email@example.com
IRELAND-DUBLIN: Hon Sec: Ms Mary O'Neill Byrne , Larch House, 44 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Ladghaire, Dublin, Irish Republic. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings at National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Co Dublin, usually 3rd Thursday, September to May at 8.00pm. See Local Website: http://www.alpinegardensociety.ie/ for programme of activities. Subscription: 12 Euros (£7.00); Family 18 Euros; Student 5 Euros.
IRELAND-ULSTER: Hon. Sec: Priscilla Dodd, Mill Cottage, 23 Seven Mile Straight, Muckamore, Co Antrim. Tel: 02894 463989. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.alpinegarden-ulster.org.uk Meetings:Main Hall, St Bride's Hall, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast, at 2.30 pm. Saturdays, September to March. Summer garden visits. Subscription: £9.00; Family £14.00.
KENT-EAST: Hon. Sec: Dr Gillian Regan, Frith Old Farmhouse, Otterden, Faversham, ME13 0DD. Tel: 01795 890556. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings: Lower Hardres & Nackington Village Hall, Street End, Canterbury, CT4 5NP, 7.00pm for 7.30pm, meetings are held on the second Friday of the month. Subscription: £7.00. Visitors £2.00.
MID-KENT: Hon. Secs: John & Carolyn Millen, Spring Platt, Boyton Court Road, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3BY. Tel: 01622 843383. E-mail: email@example.com Meetings: Madginford Village Hall, off Willington Street, Bearsted, 1st Friday at 8.00 pm., September to May. Garden visit in June. Subscription: £6.00; Visitors £2.00.
KENT-TUNBRIDGE WELLS: Hon. Sec: Mrs Anne Hill, Hamptons, Blackhurst Lane, Tunbridge Wells, TW2 4QG. Tel: 01892 824813. Meetings: Main Hall, King Charles the Martyr Church, Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, 7.30 for 8.00 pm. 1st Monday of the month, unless it falls on a Bank Holiday, then the 2nd Monday, September to May, with Group BBQ in June/July. Subscription: £5.00; Visitors £1.00.
KENT-WEST: Hon. Sec: Mr Rodney Starmer, Strathmore, Tan House Road, Oxted, Surrey, RH0 9PE. Tel: 01883 713043. Meetings: Crofton Halls, Orpington (adjacent to Orpington Station) second Tuesday in the month [unless a Public Holiday when it is the next day, the Tuesday] at 7.30 pm. Subscription: £10.00.
LANCASHIRE-EAST: Hon. Sec: Cliff Booker, 11 Horsefield Avenue, Whitworth, Rochdale, OL12 8SW. Tel: 01706 356385. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings: Ramsbottom Civic Hall, Nr. the junction Bolton St. & Bridge St., Ramsbottom, Nr. Bury, usually on Mondays at 7.45 pm., September to June. Summer outings. Subscription: £1.00 plus room charge at each meeting. Lecture programme sent on request, SAE please. Visitors welcome.
LANCASHIRE-NORTH: Hon. Sec: Mrs Liz Walsh, 3 Thirsk Road, Bowerham, Lancaster, LA1 4NF. Tel: 01524 36627 Meetings: Lancaster Methodist Church, Scotforth Road, Greaves, Lancaster, LA1 4TE on 3rd Thursday, Sept to April 7.30 pm. Summer outings. Subscription: £5.00; Family £7.00; Visitors £2.00. [There is a charge of 50p per lecture at meetings].
LANCASHIRE-SOUTH: Hon. Sec: Joan Vincent, 34 Burden Road, Moreton, Wirral, Merseyside, CH46 6BQ. Tel: 0151 678 1621. Meetings: in the Emmanuel Church Hall, Cambridge Road, Southport. (north on A565). Usually 2nd Saturday of month Sept. to April. 2.00 for 2.30 pm. Subscription: £2.00; Family £3.50.
LEICESTERSHIRE: Hon. Sec: Mr Eric Webster, 25 Highfields Drive, Loughborough, Leics., LE11 3JS. Tel: 01509 261626. E-mail: email@example.com Meetings: Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone, Leicester, 4th Wednesday, September to May, 7.30 pm. Subscription: £5.00 per member.
LINCOLNSHIRE: Hon. Sec: Mr Mark Childerhouse, The Gardens, 12 Vicarage Lane, Grasby, Barnetby, DN38 6AU. Tel: 01652 629122. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings: New Waltham Village Hall, Station Road, New Waltham, Grimsby, last Wednesday in most months, 7.30 pm. Group's website: http://www.alpinegardeners.co.uk
LONDON-CENTRAL: Hon. Sec: Mr R Barker, Flat 2, 27 Great Ormond Street,, London, WC1N 3JB. Tel: 07946 413258. E-mail: email@example.com) Meetings: Royal Horticultural Society, New Hall, Greycoat Street, London SW1, on 1st day of RHS Shows, September to June 6.15 pm. Programme on request. Visitors welcome.
LONDON-WEST: Hon. Sec: John Humphries, Lodore, Star Hill, Hartley Wintney, RG27 8AQ. Tel: 01252 844078. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings: Horsenden Hall, Perivale Community Centre, Horsenden Lane South, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 7NP, 8.00 for 8.15 pm., 4th Thursday, Sept. to Nov./January to June inclusive. [No meetings Dec., July or August]. Summer visits. Subscription:- £6.00; additional Family Member £3.50; Visitors £2.00.
MID-ANGLIA: Hon. Sec: Mrs Veronica Munson, The Priory, Flowton, Ipswich, IP8 4LH. Tel: 01473 658425. Meetings: Community House, Birdbrook, usually the 2nd Saturday each month. Garden meetings in Summer. Subscription: £2.00.
NORFOLK: Hon.Sec: Mrs Diane Blyth, 33 Stoke Road, Poringland, Norwich, NR14 7NJ. Tel: 01508 494277. Meetings: Hettersett New Village Hall, Hettersett, Norwich, 3rd Wed at 7.30 pm., except January, July & August when meetings are held at different times and places. Subscription £5.00; Visitors £1.00
NORTHAMPTON: Hon. Sec: Geoffrey Oddy, 2 Hawthorn Drive, Brackley, Northants, NN13 6PA. Tel: 01280 700787. Email: email@example.com. Meetings: Weston Favell Parish Hall, Northampton, 3rd Wednesday each month, (exc August) at 7.30pm. Subscription: £10.00 Family; £7.00 Single. Reduction for AGS Members: £8.00 Family; £6.00 Single.
NORTH EAST ENGLAND: [Northumberland & Durham] Hon. Sec: Terry Teal, Copse End, Ryton Village, Ryton, NE40 3PZ. Tel: 0191 4132574. Meetings: St Mary’s Church Hall, Ponteland, 2nd Monday in the month at 7.30 pm. Garden visits June & July. Subscription: £8.00.
NOTTINGHAM: Hon. Sec: Mr Alwyn Foster, Otterpool, 4 Hillcrest Gardens, Burton Joyce, Nottingham, NG14 5DE. Tel: 0115 9312571. Meetings: Wollaton Park Community Association, Community Centre, Harrow Road, Wollaton Park, Nottingham, NG8 1FG. 2nd Wednesday of month September to May at 7.30 pm. Subscription: £6.00; Family £9.00 plus a meeting charge of 50p per attendee. Visitors £1.00.
OXFORD & DISTRICT: Hon. Sec: Mrs Celia Sawyer, South Lodge, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RF. Tel: 01865 316229. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings: Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1AB, 2nd Wednesday of the month from September to April at 7.30pm. Garden visits in summer. Subscription: £5.00. Visitors most welcome: £2.00.
SHROPSHIRE: Hon. Sec: Mr Les Jones, 26 Wharf Close, St Georges, Telford, TF2 9PX. Tel: 01952 619659. Meetings: 1st Tuesday, September to November and February to May, 7.30 pm. at Bayston Hill Memorial Hall, Lyth Hill Road, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, SY3 0EW.
SOMERSET: Hon. Sec: Richard Horswood, Freshfields, Fenny Bridges, Honiton, Devon, EX14 3BG. Tel: 01404 850868. E-mail: SKRAH@androsace.demon.co.uk Meetings: 4th Wednesday of month at 7.30 pm, The Frank Bond Community Centre, 84 Mountway Road, Bishops Hull, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5DS. Subscription: £6.00; Family £10.00. Visitors £1.00.
SUFFOLK-IPSWICH: Hon. Sec: Mr J J R Pratt, 11 Priory Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7NE. Tel/Fax: 01394 286649. Email: email@example.com Meetings: Oddfellows Hall, High St., Ipswich, IP3 0QJ, last Wednesday, 7.15 pm., September to June, exc. December.
SURREY-EAST: Hon. Sec: Mr David Stephens, Green Hollow, South Terrace, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2AQ. Tel: 01306 886302. Meetings: Christ Church Hall, Christ Church Road, Stamford Green, Epsom, KT19 8NE (¾ mile from Epsom Station, car park next to the Church), 1st Tuesday of every month 7.30 pm. Occasional garden visits and field trips. Subscription: £8.00.
WOKING-WEST SURREY: Hon. Sec: Mr James Lintott, 16 Chinthurst Park, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8JH. Tel: 01483 536222. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Meetings: Brookwood Community Hall, adjacent to 150 Connaught Road, Brookwood, Surrey, GU24 0AL. 1st Thursday, 7.30 pm., except June, July & August. Subscription: £10.00 Single; £15.00 Double or Family and £2.00 visitors.
SUSSEX-WEST: Hon. Sec: Diann M Berry, 5 Balmoral Close, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7XQ. Tel: 01243 786254. Meetings: Donnington Parish Hall, Donnington, Chichester, 7.30 pm., 2nd Monday, Sept. to April. Subscription: Single £6.00. Family £11.00.
WALES-SOUTH: Hon. Sec: Mrs R Wallis, Llwyn Ifan, Porthyrhyd, Carmarthen, SA32 8BP.Tel: 01267 275205. Meetings: Pencoed College, Nr Bridgend. Usually 2nd or 3rd Wed. or Fri. of Autumn & Spring months, 7.00 pm. Tel. for exact dates. Summer garden visits. Subscription: £6.00; Family £8.00; Visitors £1.00.
WARWICKSHIRE: Hon. Sec: Mrs Jo Walker , 9 Bellamy Farm Road, Shirley, Solihull,
B90 3DH. Tel: 0121 744 3129. Meetings: Bishopton School, Drayton Avenue, Stratford-on-Avon, 7.30 pm., usually on 4th Tuesday, Sept. to May.
WILTSHIRE: Hon.Sec: Mr Grahame Fowkes, 14 Wells Close, Chippenham, SN14 0QD. Tel: 01249 654918 Email: email@example.com. Meetings: Westbury Leigh Community Hall, on the main road through Westbury Leigh Village 7.00 for 7.30 pm, 2nd Friday of each month, September - May. Subscriptions: Single £5.00; Family £8.00; plus £1.00 per meeting when there is a speaker. New Members very welcome.
YORKSHIRE-WEST: Hon. Sec: Miss Liz Barber, 68 Eden Close, Woodthorpe, York, YO24 2RD. Tel: 01904 704459. Meetings: St Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Road, Leeds 16, 2nd Saturday, September to May at 2.30 pm. Subscription: £15; Visitors £2.00.