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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


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  • Alpines for All

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

    2023 date to be confirmed Sunday July 2023, 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

    Wirral and West Cheshire Group of the Alpine Garden Society begins its 2022-23 season of monthly talks at 7.45pm on Friday 9 September 2022 at Ness Gardens when Paul Cook (former Curator at Ness and now Curator at RHS Harlow Carr) will speak about the Harlow Carr Gardens including the fabulous Alpine House and alpine collections.   Visitors most welcome.

    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