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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

    £7.00 for AGS Members on production of a valid membership card.

    £11.00 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.

    Sunday July 2024 10.00 am- 3.30 pm, at Ness Gardens, details to be confirmed

    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 2023- 2024

    Wirral and West Cheshire Group of the Alpine Garden Society begins its 2023-24 season of monthly talks at 7.15pm on Friday 8th September 2023 at Ness Gardens, with Swindale (Haweswater) Restoration Project by David Morris (AGS President)  (Murray Bartlett Memorial Lecture)

     Visitors most welcome.

    Programme for 2023 – 2024

    Fri September 8th: Swindale (Haweswater) Restoration Project David Morris (AGS President)
    (Murray Bartlett Memorial Lecture)
    Fri October 13th: Over the Bernina Pass Anthony Goode
    Fri November 10th :Patagonia Tour – Part Two (Zoom) Cliff Booker
    Fri December 8th: Christmas Members’ Evening
    Fri January 12th: Climate Change and Alpines (Zoom) Dr Adrian Cooper
    Fri February 9th: Flowers of the Dolomites David Charlton
    Fri March 8th: Favourite Plant Associations and Hardy Orchids in the Garden and the Wild Michael Myers
    Fri April 12th: Garden visit and AGM
    Sun May 12th: Local Show
    Sun July 7th: Plant Fair