These communities of alpine enthusiasts share their knowledge and expertise with one another and with the general public, exchange rare and beautiful alpines and discuss all matters alpine over tea and cake. Group meetings often involve a talk from a plant expert, a raffle and a plant sale. Groups also arrange garden and nursery visits throughout the year, as well as specialist plant fairs.
Alpine Garden Society membership and local group membership are separate. This is because local groups arrange their own events and activities, paid for by their members’ subscriptions.
And you don’t have to be a member of the Alpine Garden Society as a whole to join a local group. We found this a wonderful way for people to experience being part of the AGS family before paying for full membership – which many local group members go on to do.
Of course, we’d love to have you as an AGS member too. You can find out more by visiting our joining page.
During the pandemic many of our local AGS groups organised virtual, online plant talks to keep the interest in alpine plants alive. Some groups have now resumed in-person meetings, details are found below under each particular group in the AGS group directory.