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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



  • Alpines for All

    An annual event with sales tables and visiting nurseries, held at Ness Gardens. The date for July 2020 coming soon – cancelled due to Covid 19 situation.

  • Programme 2019 - 2020

    Programme 2019-2020

    Murray Bartlett Memorial Lecture – Friday 20th September – Transylvanian Plants and Castles Razvan Chisu

    11th October  –   Gardening in South Lakeland     Alan Oatway

    8th November –    ‘Mountains of Yemen’        Fraser Henderson

    13th December  –       Gardeners’ Questions & festive eats


    10th January   –  ‘Lewisias’    Martin Rogerson

    14th February   –   ‘Why is an Alpine an Alpine?’   Tim Baxter

    13th March  –  ‘A Seedy Business’ TBC    Diane Clements

    17th April   –    Local Group Show

     8th May   –  Garden Visit and AGM