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The group meets once a month from September to April in Nunthorpe. The programme of talks covers a wide range of topics to enhance your plant knowledge. There's also an annual flower show and plant sale. Subscriptions: £6 single, £9 joint.
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New members and visitors are very welcome. It is a good opportunity to meet people with a similar interest or to get help and advice if you want to grow some of the more challenging alpine plants. Our programme of illustrated talks covers a wide range of alpine topics. Some describe the countries and habitats where these plants grow naturally; others give more details about the plants themselves.

  • Contact

    Barrie Roberts (Group Secretary)


    Telephone: 01845 537231

  • Programme

    12/09/2023 Michael Myers – Primulas and Hepaticas

    Mike has served at Harlow Carr and Wisley. He has a degree in Plant Biology, and an MSc in research on Hepaticas. He has Plant Heritage collections of Primula marginata, Anemone nemorosa and Hepaticas.

    10/10/2023 Helen Jones – Plant Hunting in the Sangla Valley

    Helen will give an illustrated talk on her trip to the Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India, close to the Tibetan border.

    14/11/2023 Barrie Roberts On a Golden Journey – Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

    Barrie has been on several botanical tours of Europe and Asia. The talk is about the plants and sights on a tour to Central Asia, on part of the Silk Road.

    12/12/2023 Members Night

    A chance for members to give a short talk, on any topic they want to. There will be Mince Pies.

    9/01/2024 Keith Bankier Flora of Turkey

    Keith has hunted for and photographed wild plants throughout Europe, but especially Turkey. He has a special interest in bulbous plants of Turkey and Iran.

    13/02/2024 Dianne Nicol-Brown Plant Hunting in Colorado

    Dianne is a botanist and horticultural lecturer at Houghall College, Durham. She also runs a nursery called Polemonium Plantery and will bring plants from her garden for sale.

    12/03/2024 Neil Huntley Containers and Raised Beds

    Neil runs Hartside Nursery in Alston. His talk will include alpine and woodland plants for raised beds and containers. He will bring plants for sale.

    23/03/2024 Cleveland Show

    Our own AGS National Show, with an Alpine Plant competitive display, Plant sales and Refreshments.

    9/04/2024 AGM Meeting to elect Officers for the next year. There will also be a Minishow, for members to participate in.