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  • September 2022

    1 to 15 September 2022 – AGS South Africa Tour

    1 September 2022Dorset Tim Lever, ‘Within sight of Snowdonia . At home with Alpines’

    3 September 2022Mid Anglia Annual Plant and Bulb Sale – held at Fullers Mill,West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6HD, 2pm – 4pm (garden open until 5pm)

    3 September 2022Cleveland Ray Drew, ‘Cypripediums’

    5 September 2022Bedfordshire Tony Goode, ‘Hillary’s view (Vaud Alps)’

    5 September 2022  – Kent – Tunbridge Wells  AGM followed by a video of a member’s garden in spring/early summer

    6 September 2022Shropshire Tony Goode, ‘Crocus,Colchicum and cyclamen’

    7 September 2022Cotswold & Malvern Paul Ranson, ‘The Genus Dionysia’

    7 September 2022Derby Gill Fearn, ‘Plant hunting in South Africa and Namibia’

    9 September 2022Chiltern Keith Bankier, ‘Van and Eastern Turkey – The Volcanoes’

    9 September 2022Wirral & West Cheshire Paul Cook, ‘RHS Harlow Carr’

    10 September 2022West Yorkshire John Mitchell, ‘Travels around the world’

    10 September 2022South Lancashire Diane Clement, ‘Alpines in the wild and in cultivation’

    10 September 2022West Yorkshire John Mitchell, ‘Travels around the world’

    12 September 2022East Lancashire Kylie Hodges, ‘Plants of Tasmania’

    13 September 2022Epping-Forest AGM

    14 September 2022Oxford & District Graham Poynter, ‘On the trail of Farrer from Dales to Dolomites’

    15 September 2022Devon Exeter The Roger Stuckey Memorial Lecture Christopher Bailes, ‘Andean Adventures’

    15 September 2022North Lancashire Alan Oatway, ‘A-Z of Switzerland’

    17th September 2022AGS Conservation Day Lectures, 3pm -6pm BST

    19 September 2022Warwickshire Diane Clement, ‘Japan – The narrow road to the distant north’

    20 September 2022East-Cheshire Julian Sutton, ‘The secret life of bulbs and corms’

    20 September 2022East Surrey Diane Clement, ‘Japan – The narrow road to the distant north’

    20 September 2022AGS Zoom Lecture, Dr. Martin Scheader, ‘Cultivation of a selection of Patagonian alpines’

    22 September 2022 – Hampshire Razvan Chisu, Autumn bulbs in the Pelopennese and the last of the summer flowers

    24 September 2022Norfolk Christopher Grey-Wilson, ‘The three mountains’

    25 September 2022 AGS Bulb Day at Spetchley Park Gardens, WR5 1RS

    26 September 2022East Lancashire Via Zoom: Linda Cochran, ‘Discovering and cultivating showy native plants in the Pacific North-West’

    26 September 2022Leicestershire Robert Barlow, ‘Hostas’

    28 September 2022Somerset Kurt Vickery, ‘A bulb hunter’s favourite weeds’

    29 September 2022Essex John Amand, ‘Bulbs and how they get to your garden’

  • October 2022

    3 October 2022Kent – Tunbridge Wells Mark Oddy Harlow Car

    4 October 2022Shropshire Julian Sutton, ‘The Secret Life of Bulbs and Corms’

    5 October 2022 – Cotswold & Malvern Mr. Julian Sutton, ‘A Plantsman’s guide to the American West’

    5 October 2022Derby Cliff Booker, ‘Zion to Neon – flowers and wildlife from Utah to Nevada’

    6 October 2022Dorset Julian Sutton, ‘Making sense of the Iridaceae’

    6 October 2022South Devon Caroline Seymour, ‘Flowers from the Avenue of Volcanoes (Peru and Ecuador)’

    8 October 2022Bedfordshire Annual Show

    8 October 2022South Lancashire Celia Wright, ‘Orchids of the Mediterranean’

    8 October 2022West Yorkshire Michael Myers, ‘Primula marginata – From the Maritime Alps to Yorkshire’

    9 October 2022Chesterfield & District Dave Mountford, ‘AGS Tour of Chile’

    11 October 2022Cleveland Jo Scott ‘A Nature Miscellany’

    12 October 2022Oxford & District Richard Horswood, ‘Limestone Mountains of Italy – Northern Lakes and the Apennines’

    13 October 2022North Lancashire Tony Willis, ‘Flowers of Macedonia’

    14 October 2022Chiltern Paul Spracklin, ‘The Great Outdoors – Gardening with Succulents’

    14 October 2022Wirral & West Cheshire Samantha Hopes, ‘Plants with a story, a year in John Massey’s Garden’

    15 October 2022Mid Anglia Derry Watkins, ‘Summer flowers from seed, wonderful annuals and biennials’

    17 October 2022East-Cheshire Peter Williams, ‘Cold and frost-free greenhouse gardening’

    17 October 2022Warwickshire David Charlton, ‘African extremities. Flowers and wildlife on the Cape Peninsula and Kirstenbosch followed by the Rif Mountains of Morocco and the gardens of Marrakesh’

    18 October 2022AGS Zoom Lecture Dr. John Grimshaw, ‘Alpines of the Afromontane Archipelago’

    18 October 2022East Surrey Charlie Bancroft, ‘Nymans Rock Garden Restoration’

    20 October 2022Devon Exeter Jonathan Webster, ‘Rosemoor and its Plant Delights’

    22 October 2022Norfolk  Ray Drew, ‘Cypripediums’

    24 October 2022East Lancashire Via Zoom: Dave Toole, ‘Alpine Plants of the South Island’

    24 October 2022Leicestershire Sue Miles, ‘Flora and geology of Cyprus’

    26 October 2022Somerset Chris Lovell, ‘Morocco through bulbous eyes’

    27 October 2022Essex Mike Sullivan, ‘Hybridisation of Saxifrages, Lewisias & Correas’

    27 October 2022 – Hampshire Christopher Bailes, The Dry Garden: adapting to a changing climate

    29 October – 7 November 2022 – AGS Peloponnese Tour

  • November 2022

    29 October – 7 November 2022 – AGS Peloponnese Tour

    1 November 2022Shropshire Jon Evans, ‘Keith Wiley and Wildside Nursery’

    2 November 2022 – Derby Members’ evening and Auction

    3 November 2022 Cotswold & Malvern AGM

    3 November 2022Dorset Bob & Rannveig Wallis, ‘Maintenance of a bulb collection’

    3 November 2022South Devon Julian Sutton, ‘Oregon matters a plantsman’s virtual tour’

    6 November 2022Chesterfield & District Andrew Norwell, ‘Growing Plants in Sand Beds’

    7 November 2022Kent – Tunbridge Wells Alex O’Sullivan Subject to be announced

    8 November 2022Cleveland Alan Oatway ‘Washington Wildflowers’

    9 November 2022Oxford & District David Haselgrove, ‘Making the Gardens at Pelham House and Foxhill’

    11 November 2022Chiltern David Dickenson, ‘An Englishman in the Cevennes’

    11 November 2022Wirral & West Cheshire Peter Gateley, ‘Native Montane Flora’

    12 – 13 November 2022AGS Annual General Meeting & Weekend Conference

    12 November 2022South Lancashire Neil Huntley, ‘Alpines for troughs and raised beds’

    12 November 2022 – West Yorkshire Cliff Booker ‘Patagonia – Part One’

    15 November 2022AGS Zoom Lecture Paul Spriggs, ‘Vancouver Island Alpines: Plant hunting in North America’s westernmost mountain ranges

    15 November 2022East Surrey AGM & Members talk

    16 November 2022Mid-Kent Mark Oddy, ‘Chilean alpines’

    17 November 2022Devon Exeter Tom Freeth, ‘The Rock Garden at RGB Kew’

    17 November 2022North Lancashire David Mountfort, ‘Plants and places in the Austrian Tirol’

    21 November 2022East-Cheshire Samantha Hopes, ‘Top 100 plants’

    21 November 2022Warwickshire Selwyn Lane, ‘The Spring Flowers of Eastern Turkey and Nakhchivan’

    23 November 2022Somerset Members Evening

    24 November 2022Essex Jon Evans, ‘Wildflowers moving off the chalk’

    24 November 2022 – Hampshire Dr Timothy Walker, ‘A Rockery in the Garden’

    26 November 2022Norfolk Tim Lever, ‘Jewels in the rain’

    27 November 2022Mid Anglia Tim Lever, ‘Snowdonia,Echoes of Home’

    28 November 2022East Lancashire Via Zoom: Harry Jans, ‘Botanical and cultural treasures from Armenia’

    28 November 2022Leicestershire David Charlton, ‘African extremities’

    28 November – 18 December 2022 – AGS Patagonia Tour

  • December 2022

    28 November – 18 December 2022 – AGS Patagonia Tour

    1 December 2022Dorset Members’ question time

    1 December 2022South Devon Richard Horswood, ‘Northern Patagonia with the A.G.S.’

    5 December 2022Kent – Tunbridge Wells Social event with a Quiz Night

    6 December 2022Shropshire Eddie Roberts, ‘A Winter Wonderland’

    7 December 2022 Cotswold & Malvern Chris Lilley, ‘A visit to Scotland during lockdown’

    7 December 2022Derby Keith Bankier, ‘Flowers of Van and Eastern Turkey’

    8 December 2022Devon Exeter Seed Exchange, Grand Raffle & Christmas Party

    8 December 2022 – Hampshire Via Zoom – Seasonal meeting including quiz and short presentations by members.

    9 December 2022Chiltern Kaye Lillycrop, ‘Australian gardens & Christmas social’

    9 December 2022East-Cheshire Keith Bankier, ‘Exploring Azerbaijan in search of the flowers of the Talysh and Lower Caucasus’

    9 December 2022Wirral & West Cheshire Christmas Members’ Evening

    10 December 2022South Lancashire Cliff Booker, ‘From Zion to Neon: An American road trip’

    10 December 2022 West Yorkshire Group members Members’ photographs

    11 December 2022Chesterfield & District AGM and Christmas get-together

    13 December 2022Cleveland Peter Maguire ‘Photography’

    14 December 2022Mid-Kent AGM

    14 December 2022 –  Oxford & District AGM, followed by talk TBA

    14 December 2022Somerset Christmas Social (provisional date)

    15 December 2022North Lancashire David Morris, ‘The Mardale project, 5 years on’

    19 December 2022East Lancashire Via Zoom: David Rankin, ‘Meconopsis in the wild and the garden’

    19 December 2022Warwickshire Members Talk with Punch and Mince Pies

    21 December 2022Norfolk AGM & Christmas Social (1pm – 4pm)

  • January 2023

    4 January 2023 Cotswold & Malvern No Meeting

    7 January 2023Dorset Diana Guy, ‘The joy of the garden in Winter’

    10 January 2023Cleveland Members Night

    11 January 2023Oxford & District Member’s meeting

    12 January 2023South Devon Kurt Vickery, ‘Botanising in the year of lockdown- Treasures under our noses’

    13 January 2023Chiltern Harry Jans (via Zoom), ‘Armenian alpines’ TBC

    13 January 2023Wirral & West Cheshire Zoom meeting: George & Liz Knowles (from Toronto), ‘Echoes of Wild Places’

    14 January 2023 West Yorkshire Jim Almond – ZOOM TALK IN HALL. Primulaceae in pots

    16 January 2023Warwickshire Razvan Chisu, ‘Spanish Daffodils and other Gems’

    17 January 2023 – AGS Zoom Lecture

    18 January 2023Norfolk Bob Wallis, ‘Fritillaries on Four Continents’ (via Zoom)

    19 January 2023North Lancashire David Charlton, ‘Mats, carpets and cushions in New Zealand and Svalbard’

    26 January 2023 – Hampshire Via Zoom – Adrian Cooper, TBC

  • February 2023

    1 February 2023 Cotswold & Malvern Jon Evans, ‘The Wildside Garden’

    4 February 2023AGS Snowdrop Day at Lilleshall National Conferencing Centre, Shropshire TF10 9AT

    4 February 2023 West Yorkshire Paul Cumbleton & Colin Everett – ZOOM TALK IN HALL ‘Our Odyssey With Bulbs’

    7 February 2023 – Shropshire Tim Ingram, ‘Alpines and Perennials for Dry Gardens’ (Speaker zoomed into the Hall)

    8 February 2023Oxford & District John Grimshaw, ‘The Treasure Chest: Gems from a Plantsman’s Garden’

    10 February 2023Chiltern TBC (via Zoom)

    10 February 2023Wirral & West Cheshire Zoom meeting: Paul Cumbleton, ‘Crevice gardening’

    14 February 2023Cleveland David Charlton, ‘African Extremities’

    14 February 2023Norfolk Richard Green, ‘Northern India’ (via Zoom)

    16 February 2023North Lancashire TBA

    20 February 2023Warwickshire Ian Smith, ‘Flowers of the World’

    23 February 2023Hampshire via Zoom, TBC

  • March 2023

    1 March 2023 Cotswold & Malvern Hillary Little, ‘In pursuit of the plants of Peru’

    2 March 2023South Devon Paul Cumbleton, ‘Plants of the Meadows, Woodlands and High peaks of the Dolomites’

    5 March 2023Shropshire Celia Wright, ‘My favourite moments in the Mountains and elsewhere’ (preceeded by AGM)

    6 March 2023Kent – Tunbridge Wells Martin Denney Early Spring and Late Summer in Georgia

    8 March 2023Oxford & District Diane Clement, ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Travels in Japan’

    10 March 2023Chiltern John Tyler, ‘The Ridgeway / World of Fungi & flower show’

    10 March 2023Wirral & West Cheshire Neil Huntley, ‘My favourite alpines’

    11 March 2023 West Yorkshire Eric Rainford, ‘Greencombe Gardens’

    14 March 2023Cleveland Diane Clement, ‘Japan’

    16 March 2023North Lancashire Colin Crosbie, TBA

    20 March 2023Warwickshire Hilary Little, ‘Newfoundland’

    23 March 2023 – Hampshire Hester Forde, TBC

    23 March – 11 April 2022 – AGS Bolivia Tour

    25 March 2023Norfolk Group Show, Michael Sullivan, ‘Hybridisation, Saxifrages, Lewisia, Correas’

  • April 2023

    23 March – 11 April 2022 – AGS Bolivia Tour

    3 April 2023Kent – Tunbridge Wells Tom Freeth Flora and Gardens of Colorado

    4 April 2023Shropshire Diane Clement, ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North- Travels in Japan’

    5 April 2023 Cotswold & Malvern Samantha Hope, ‘The Genus Roscoea’

    6 April 2023South Devon Members Show. Display of any plants or cur flowers of interest

    11 April 2023Cleveland AGM

    12 April 2023Oxford & District Jim Jermyn, ‘Inshriach – home to Jack Drake’s Nursery and many famous plants’

    14 April 2023Chiltern Julian Sutton, ‘Beneath the Trees’

    14 April 2023Wirral & West Cheshire Local Show

    15 April 2023 West Yorkshire David Charlton, ‘Flowers of the Picos de Europa’

    17 April 2023Warwickshire Mini Show and AGM

    20 April 2023North Lancashire Ian Woosnough, ‘High Andean Cacti’

    22 April 2023Norfolk, Kit Strange, ‘Alpines of the Western Pacific Coast of the USA’

    27 April 2023 – Hampshire AGM & Jon Evans TBC

  • May 2023

    1 May 2023Kent – Tunbridge Wells Paul Spraklin The Great Outdoors

    2 May 2023Shropshire Jim Almond, ‘Primulaceae in the Garden’

    3 May 2023 Cotswold & Malvern Dr. Wilson Wall, ‘Hardy Orchids’

    12 May 2023Chiltern David Jewel, ‘Sir Harold Hillier Gardens’

    12 May 2023Wirral & West Cheshire AGM & garden visit

    13 May 2023 West Yorkshire AGM, Group Spring Show and short talk

    25 May 2023 – Hampshire Diane Clement, TBC

    29 May 2023South Devon AGM and garden tour- Saul Walker at Stonelands House Dawlish – (2.00 p.m.)

  • June 2023

    June 2023 Kent – Tunbridge Wells BBQ venue to be announced

    7 June 2023 Cotswold & Malvern Members Mini Show

  • July 2023

    5 July 2023 Cotswold & Malvern Members Cheese and Wine – Venue TBA

Visitors admiring plants at the East Lancashire AGS Show

Visitors admiring plants at the 2022 East Lancashire AGS Show