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Wirral & West Cheshire

Since September 1955
Founded by Murray Bartlett, a Wirral Estate Agent who helped to establish the Society's Travel Award. The long-established Group is working in association with the University of Liverpool Botanic Garden to promote a love of alpines by working with staff members to improve and maintain a small alpine house and the Tufa rock bank in the 3 acre rock garden.
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  • Subscription

    £6.00 for AGS Members on production of a valid membership card.

    £10.00 for non-members.

    Visitors welcome. Small charge on night refreshments

  • Contact

    Hon. Sec: Lyn Morris, Rose Cottage, Main Road, Broughton, Flintshire, CH4 0NN. 01244 520 287 / 07760 266 297 evenings


    FaceBook: Wirral and West Cheshire Alpine Garden Society

  • Alpines for All

    An annual event with sales tables and visiting nurseries, held at Ness Gardens.

    2022 date Sunday 3/7/22, 10.00 am- 3.30 pm, at Ness Gardens

    Wirral and West Cheshire Group of the Alpine Garden Society
    invite you to our annual Plant Fair.
    A range of rare and unusual alpine and rock garden plants, as well as herbaceous perennials not normally available in garden centres, will be on sale at very reasonable prices. Many of these plants have been propagated by our Members from stock plants or grown from seed obtained via the Alpine Garden Society Seed Exchange Scheme.
    Several local nurseries and the alpine plant specialist Aberconwy Nursery from North Wales will have stalls. The Fair will be outdoors on the forecourt of Bulley’s House at Ness Gardens and is FREE ENTRY.
    (If you wish to visit Ness Gardens, normal admission prices apply).

  • Programme 2022 - 2023

    13/5/22 – AGM including a walk at Ness.

    Friday 17/6/22 – field trip to Burton Mere Wetlands, takes place on Friday 17 June 2022 from 6.30-8.30pm. It will be a guided walk around the Reserve to learn about its history and see the rich variety of wild flowers and plants, including the orchids.
    If you want to come on this visit, it is important to book a place.
    There is no charge and you do not have to be a RSPB member

     3/7/22 – Plant Fair, Alpines for All, to be held once again at Ness Gardens on Sunday 3 July 10am – 3.30pm. Aberconwy Nursery will be attending

    Programme for 2022 – 2023
    September 9th – RHS Harlow Carr – Paul Cook (Murray Bartlett Memorial Lecture)
    October 14th Plants with a story – Samantha Hopes, a year in John Massey’s Garden
    November 11th Native Montane Flora – Peter Gateley
    December 9th Christmas Members’ Evening
    January 13th Echoes of Wild Places – George & Liz Knowles (Zoom)
    (from Toronto)
    February 10th Crevice Gardening Paul Cumbleton (Zoom)
    March 10th My Favourite Alpines Neil Huntley (Hartside)
    April 14th Local Show
    May 12th AGM + Garden visit