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  • 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 2023Bedfordshire Bruce Bennett, ‘Scottish wildflowers and gardens’

    6 March 2023Kent – Tunbridge Wells Martyn Denney ‘Early Spring and Late Summer in Georgia’

    8 March 2023East Kent, Martyn Denney, ‘The Pre-Monsoon Flora of the Sikkim Himalaya’

    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’

    12 March 2023Chesterfield & District Sue Miles and Ian Sutton ‘Yellowstone National Park, Geology and Flora’

    13 March 2023North East England Diane Clement, ‘A Year in the Life of an Alpine Gardener’

    14 March 2023Cleveland Diane Clement, ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Travels in Japan’

    16 March 2023North Lancashire Colin Crosbie, TBA

    18 March 2023 Mid Anglia 2:30pm Jamie Blake from Bressingham Gardens ‘Around the World in 80 plants’

    20 March 2023East Cheshire Kevin Pratt, ‘Rare, Unusual and Pictorial Plants’

    20 March 2023Warwickshire Hilary Little, ‘Newfoundland’

    21 March 2023AGS Zoom Lecture Jiří Papoušek, Dionysias in Iran – travelling with the CIA

    23 March 2023 – Hampshire Julia Corden, ‘Meconopsis ‘Bhutan in the Footsteps of George Sherriff’

    23 March – 11 April 2022 – AGS Bolivia Tour

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

    26 March 2023East Lancashire ZOOM Lecture John Lonsdale, ‘Woodland Treasures’

    30 March 2023Essex Mike Lavelle, ‘Climate change and plants in the garden’

  • April 2023

    1 April – 8 April 2023 – AGS Crete Tour

    1 April 2023AGS Garden opens for National Garden Scheme, 11am-4pm.

    3 April 2023Bedfordshire John Amand, ‘Unusual bulbs and how they get to your garden’

    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 2023Dorset David Dickenson, ‘How the Cevennes uniquely survived the Ice Age’

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

    9 April 2023Chesterfield & District David Charlton, ‘African Extremities’

    10 April 2023Cotswold & Malvern Spring Show & Plant Sale, Hartpury Village Hall, Over Old Road, Hartpury, GL19 3FD

    11 April 2023Cleveland AGM

    12 April 2023East Kent, Afternoon garden visit – joint with Mid Kent

    12 April 2023East Kent, Charlie Bancroft, ‘Restoring the Rock Garden at Nymans’

    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 (Note: not 2nd Sat) Jack Ogg ‘York Gate Garden’

    17 April 2023Warwickshire Mini Show and AGM

    19 April 2023AGS Zoom Lecture Harry Jans,Botanical tour through the South Island of New Zealand’

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

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

    24 April 2023East Lancashire ZOOM Lecture Ger van den Beuken, ‘Cultivation & propagation of exquisite alpines’

    24 April 2023Leicestershire  Diane Clement, ‘A Seedy Business’

    24 April 2023East Cheshire AGM and Group Show

    27 April 2023Essex Julian Reed, ‘Pteridology – National collection of Polystichum and Polypodium’

    27 April 2023 – Hampshire AGM & Jon Evans ‘Wildside Nursery

    29 April 2023AGS Garden opens for National Garden Scheme, 11am-4pm.

    30 April 2023Mid Anglia  Start at 11:00am – A guided walk around Arger Fen and Spouse’s Vale
    near Assington, Sudbury Suffolk CO8 5 BN with Richard Hobbs.

  • 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’

    4 May 2023Dorset Hilary and Austin Little, ‘Wildflowers and Wallabies of Western Australia’

    8 May 2023Bedfordshire Meeting cancelled – due to Coronation

    10 May 2023East Kent, Philip Oostenbrink, ‘Plant Collections’

    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

    14 May 2023Chesterfield & District Visit to Lea Gardens, near Matlock

    15 May 2023East Cheshire Ray Drew, ‘Cypripediums’

    25 May 2023Essex Barry Hennessy, ‘The Patagonian Lake District’

    25 May 2023 – Hampshire Diane Clement, ‘Chinese Lanterns & Tibetan Prayer Flags

    27 May 2023Norfolk Paul Cumbelton & Colin Everett (Zoom into our Hall at Hethersett), ‘Our Odyssey with bulbs’

    28 May 2023 –  Chesterfield & District Visit to the Alpine Plant Centre, Calver, for Guided Tour and Talk on the Garden

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

    31 May 2023AGS Garden opens for National Garden Scheme, 2pm-6pm.

  • June 2023

    June 2023 Kent – Tunbridge Wells BBQ venue to be announced

    5 June 2023Bedfordshire Ian Woolnough, ‘Cacti and other high altitude plants from South America’

    7 June 2023 Cotswold & Malvern Members Mini Show

    15-18 June 2023 – AGS Young Person’s Weekend

    24 June 2023Norfolk David Livermore, ‘Russian Caucasus’

    29 June 2023Essex Tim Ingram, ‘Gardening on the rocks’

  • July 2023

    3 July 2023Bedfordshire Liz Livermore, ‘Alpine flowers of the Upper Engadine’

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

    27 July 2023Essex Liz Livermore, ‘The alpine flora of the Upper Engadine’

  • August 2023

    7 August 2023Bedfordshire David Haselgrove, ‘Spring and summer in South Africa’

    20 August 2023Mid Anglia Plant and Bulb Sale at Pentlow Mill, Pentlow Lane,Cavendish, Sudbury,  Suffolk, CO10 7SP from 2:00pm, Guest Nurseries: Monksilver, Pottertons and Desirable plants.

    31 August 2023Essex Diane Clement, ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Travels in Japan’

  • September 2023

    4 September 2023Bedfordshire Keith Bankier, ‘Cappadocia and inner Anatolia’

    9 September 2023West Yorkshire Diane Clement,‘Cyclamen and Hepaticas’

    10 September 2023Chesterfield & District Diane Clement, ‘Japan, the Narrow Road to the Distant North’

    13 September 2023Norfolk Alice Hunter, TBA

    18 September 2023East Cheshire Diane Clement, ‘The narrow road to the deep north – Travels in Japan’

    28 September 2023Essex Razvan Chisu, ‘Spanish daffodils and many other gems’

  • October 2023

    1 October 2023 – AGS Bulb Day

    2 October 2023Bedfordshire AGM

    8 October 2023Chesterfield & District Gill Fearn, Abbey Brook Nursery, ‘Plant Hunting in South Africa/Namibia’

    21 October 2023West Yorkshire David Charlton‘Flowers of the Picos de Europa’

    26 October 2023Essex Julian Sutton, ‘Making sense of the Iridaceae’

  • November 2023

    4 November 2023Norfolk TBA

    5 November 2023Chesterfield & District Keith Bankier, ‘Lake Van, Turkey’

    11 November 2023 – AGS Annual General Meeting

    30 November 2023Essex Richard Rolfe, ‘Argentina – Part 2’

    25 November 2023Norfolk AGM

  • December 2023

    10 December 2023 Chesterfield & District Group AGM (2.30pm Start)

Visitors admiring plants at the East Lancashire AGS Show

Visitors admiring plants at the 2022 East Lancashire AGS Show