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The Alpine Garden Society is one of the largest specialist garden societies in the world. 

We have proudly supported gardeners and horticulturists at all levels since 1929. As a result, our offering is vast. 

AGS members enjoy many benefits: from shows and exhibitions to expert-led tours and one of the biggest seed exchanges in the world. 

A registered charity, we fund cultivation and conservation projects across the UK. We also support the development of knowledge and skills in the alpine field. 




Haweswater conservation CONSERVATION

We are committed to protecting and conserving alpines in their natural habitat. 

We provide funding to projects across the UK to support this mission. Find out more.




Seed exchange SEED EXCHANGE 

The AGS seed exchange is one of the largest in the world. Our members donate around 5,000 varieties to our seed list from all over the globe. 

Members can order seed from this list each year. This enables them to grow alpines in their own gardens that often are not readily available. 




AGS bookshop

We produce a quarterly journal, The Alpine Gardener, packed full of interesting articles. 

We also publish our own reference books and sell other acclaimed publications on alpine plants in our bookshop.





Throughout February to May (the main alpine season) there is an AGS show on most weekends. 

We host shows across the country and plant enthusiasts travel far and wide to exhibit. 

The results of each show are published online. 




Lupins in Patagonia TOURS 

We organise tours to destinations all over the world. Each tour is led by an expert in the local area and its plant life. 

Our European tours include the Pyrenees, Gothenburg Botanical Garden and Turkey. Further afield, we take our members to places such as Patagonia, China and South Africa. 





The AGS Centre in Pershore is home to our very own alpine garden. It is open to visitors with an interest in small hardy plants all year round. 

Some of our members also open up their own gardens for other AGS members to explore. 




You can find more information on becoming a member here