Alpine Garden Society

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AGS Tours and Expeditions

The Society offers a range of tours to various destinations around the world.  Each tour has a dedicated Leader who will be knowledgeable about the area to be visited and the type of plants to be seen.  On long haul trips there are usually two Leaders and/or a Tour Manager. AGS tours are open to members only. 

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:

Saas Fee We offer trips to European destinations such as Crete, Turkey, Peloponnese and the Pyrenees.  Tours to these areas are often less demanding in terms of the fitness level required, thanks to the use of the various forms of mountain transport. Our Leaders seek out a wide range of plants in very varied habitats.

Rheum nobile Our long haul trips offer the opportunity to see a different range of plants in varying habitats.  These trips are more adventurous and can require a higher degree of fitness, especially if it is a trip at high altitude.  Places visited include China, Bhutan, Tibet, South Africa, New Zealand and South America; all of which have such fascinating flora that return visits are always exciting.

AGS and Merlin Travel Awards
Bhutan-- CB Each year grants towards the cost of travel are made to applicants wishing to join AGS Tours.  Awards are dependent on the area to be visited yielding information on rock or alpine plants that are generally regarded as hardy in the United Kingdom.  The relevance to the applicants' work and/or studies is also considered.