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Autumn Conference 2018 and AGM

Alveston Manor This year’s AGS conference, which runs alongside our Annual General Meeting, will take place on the weekend of November 17 and 18. It will be held at the four-star Alveston Manor Hotel and Spa in Stratford-upon-Avon, which is set in its own grounds just five minutes walk from the cultural attractions of the historic Shakespeare town.

It’s an event that no alpine enthusiast can afford to miss! The conference features a line-up of speakers who have a wealth of expertise and experience of gardening with alpines and exploring their natural habitats.

Open to non-members, the conference will be on the weekend of November 17 and 18 , following the Society’s AGM at the same venue. This year’s E.B. Anderson Memorial Lecture, which forms part of the AGM and is free to all members, will be given by orchid expert Phillip Cribb from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

The AGM and E. B. Anderson lecture are followed immediately by the conference. Don’t miss this chance to tap into a profusion of practical advice and useful information from some of the most accomplished alpine gardeners. You can book your place here on our website or call the AGS Centre on +44 (0)1386 554 790.

 

SPEAKERS

Our speakers, all with many years experience as alpine gardeners, will offer a deluge of practical advice and useful information:

 

PROGRAMME

Saturday session:

3.30 pm              David Morris - Mardale - Recreating a Mountain Meadow in the Lake District

                                           (5 minute break between speakers)

4.35 pm              Short Presentation:  Sarah Carlton - St Andrews Botanic Garden

5.00 pm              Tea

5.20 pm              Colin Crosbie – Shady Woodlanders!

6.15 pm              End of session

7.45 pm              Conference Dinner & Plant Auction
                            (including a range of Cypripediums and other choice items)

 

Sunday session:

10.00 am            Tommy Tonsberg – Growing Alpines & Woodland Plants in Norway

11.00 am            Coffee

11.30 pm            John Mitchell - Adventures in China [change to published programme]

12.30 pm            Lunch

1.45 pm              Steve Furness – Everything you ever wanted to know about troughs and daren’t ask. 

                                           (5 minute break between speakers)

2.45 pm              Philip Cribb - Proud Margarets & Bardolph’s nose – where are those slippers?

3.50 pm              Close

Book sales, Nurseries & Members' Plant Sales Table

 

 [Residential & day delegate places available. Prices include a full two course hot or cold buffet lunch in the hotel restaurant, plus refreshments during the day. Residential delegate price includes B&B accommodation, plus Conference Dinner.]