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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 tbc 10.00 am-4.00 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 2021

    Autumn programme 2021 –  Spring 2022 at Ness Gardens.
    8th Sept ‘In Sight of Snowdonia’ by Tim Lever – please note change of day to Wednesday.

    All other meetings will be as usual on the 2nd Friday of the month and include plant sales.
    8/10/21 ‘Cape of New Experiences’ by Samantha and Nigel Hope – Samantha Hope speaking about John Massey’s garden.

    12/11/21 Propagation (speaker tbc)

    10/12/21 Christmas Members’ Meeting via Zoom

    14/1/22 – Peter Williams on the Backhouse dynasty, via Zoom

    11/2/22 –  Tim Baxter talking on Alpine trees, at Ness.

    11/3/22 – Zoom or indoor talk tbc, Cliff Booker on Patagonia.

    8/4/22 – local show tbc

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

    3 or 10/6/22 – field trip to Burton Mere Wetlands

    June or 3/7/22 – Plant Fair