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Devon – Exeter

A lively group meeting frequently for talks, plant sales and socials. Meetings are now back in Longdown Village Hall until further notice.
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The Exeter Group invites inspiring speakers to share their expertise at meetings, which also feature raffles and plant sales. The group organises a seed exchange, seedling exchange, garden visits, summer garden party and Christmas social.

It also organises the South West Alpine Flower Show and Plant Sale in association with RHS Rosemoor.

Subscriptions: AGS members – £7 single, £10 joint. Non-members £10 single, visitors £2.

  • Contact

    Mrs. Jeanne Nightingale: 01837 83288

  • Programme for 2023

    JAN 19th     Zoom meeting      The rock garden at Utrecht Botanic Garden                 Connor Smith

    JAN 25th      Zoom meeting with Somerset Group   Chaos in the Rock Garden           David Sellars

    FEB 16th      Plants I love to grow –                                                                                Saul Walker

    MAR 16th    Picos de Europa and other Spanish high points                                          Richard Horswood

    MAR 25th      AGS National Southwest Show at Rosemoor

    APR 20th       GROUP SPRING SHOW (please enter)

    May 4th        Garden Visit – to High Garden and Nursery belonging to Chris Britain.

    May 18th       Greece North and South                                                                              Graham Salmon

    June 15th       Oregon Matters                                                                                            Julian Sutton

    July 20th         Garden Party       Address to follow                                                        ( David’s garden)

    SEP 21st       The Roger Stuckey Memorial Lecture From Santiago to the Bolivian border. Plants, scenery and wildlife.                                                                                                             Christine Skelmersdale

    Oct 19th        Some Alpine bulbs and my time as a head gardener                                  Micky Little

    Nov 16th       Hardy Orhids                                                                                               Jonny Hartnell

    DEC 14th        Seed Exchange, Grand Raffle &  CHRISTMAS PARTY

    (Please bring plate of food &/or drinks)



  • Next Meeting

    The Roger Stuckey Memorial Lecture

    on Thursday 21st September 2021

    at 7pm for 7.30pm

    at Longdown Village Hall, EX6 7RZ

    Tickets £5 in advance, limited numbers.

    All tickets to be purchased in advance, before Sept 12th. Exeter group members free

    Register your name/s with Dick Fulcher by email: You will then receive instructions where to collect your ticket; either at the Plant Heritage stand at RHS Rosemoor Plant Fair on 11th/12th September or Devon HPS 4/9/21 meeting at Longdown. If not attending either event, payment by cheque or BACS required, for which you will receive

    instructions and an email ticket

  • News of members

    During the Covid19 closure the group has started to exchange pictures as a way of keeping in touch. Some of these are shown in the Gallery below. The first were received at the beginning of May.

Plants featured above are as follows.

Cyclamen pseudibericum from Dick and Lorna Fulcher (1). A selection of Rhodohypoxis from David Oakey (2).

Adiantum aleuticum from David Cann (3).

Daphne gemmata (4), Eriogonum douglasii douglasii (5) and Scutellaria supina (11) from Richard and Sue.

Saxifraga Southside Seedling (6) and Penstemon hirsuta pygmaea (7) from Julie Hatchett.

Daphne collection (8) and a Cypripedium hybrid (9) from David Carver.

A candelabra primula (10) from Nicki Bitschi and Podophyllum “Spotty Dotty” (12) from Annette Chapman.