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.
Mrs. Jeanne Nightingale: 01837 83288
JAN 21st Zoom meeting
Alpine introductions by the Veitch Nursery Caradoc Doy
JAN 27th Zoom meeting with Somerset Group
Flowers of the Silk Road Chris Gardner
FEB 24th Zoom meeting with Somerset Group
The Crowning Glory of the Bighorn Mountains David Sellars
MAR 18th ‘ The Lighter Side of Alpines’ Jim Almond
APR 15th GROUP SPRING SHOW (please enter)
MAY 20th ‘’I do it My Way’ Dick, Richard & David
JUN 17th ‘Pleiones for Pleasure Paul Cumbleton
JUL ? GARDEN PARTY @ Pine Cottage 6.30pm >
By invitation Lorna & Dick Fulcher
SEP 16th The Roger Stuckey Memorial Lecture ‘Branklyn Garden a legacy to the Rentons’ with Jim Jermyn
OCT 21st ‘Blackthorn Nursery January to May’ Jon Evans
NOV 18th ‘Kyrgyzstan : the Land of the Nomads’ Bob & Rannveig Wallis
DEC ? A.G.M., Seed Exchange, Grand Raffle & CHRISTMAS PARTY
(Please bring plate of food &/or drinks)
The Roger Stuckey Memorial Lecture
on Thursday 16th September 2021
at 7pm for 7.30pm
at Longdown Village Hall, EX6 7RZ
Tickets £5 in advance, limited numbers.
Branklyn Garden a legacy to the Rentons with Jim Jermyn
Property Manager/Head Gardener at The National Trust for Scotland’s
Jim is a great alpine plantsman, photographer and will take us on a tour of the garden developed by John and Doro-thy Renton in the early 1920s after they built their Arts & Crafts-inspired house.
The couple were keen to have a garden that featured rare and unusual plants and flowers from all over the world. Thanks to the seeds collected by renowned plant hunters (including George Forrest and Frank Ludlow) and due to Dorothy’s remarkable gardening skills, the couple’s wish was granted.
Today, gardeners and botanists come from across the globe to admire Branklyn’s outstanding collection, particularly the rhododendrons, alpines and peat-garden plants. It also holds several National Collections of plants, including Meconopsis and Cassiope.
All tickets to be purchased in advance, before Sept 12th. Exeter group members free
Register your name/s with Dick Fulcher by email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
A 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.