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East Kent

Since 1957

Founded in 1957, the group organises a varied programme of activity each year, with lecture meetings in the winter months, and garden visits, practical sessions, social events and other activities during the summer.

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  • Subscription

    £7 per year (September to August) plus £2 supplement for those not members of the main Alpine Garden Society.

    Visitors welcome (£2 per meeting).

  • Contact

    Tel: 01795 535919

    Email: coptonash@yahoo.co.uk

  • Programme

    11th September 2019

    AGM and Tim Ingram – “Unknown American Gardeners”

    9th October 2019
    Tom Freeth – “The Iris Collections at Kew and their Cultivation”

    19th October 2019 (Saturday)

    AGS Autumn Kent Show – at Sutton Valence School, North Street, Sutton Valence ME17 3HL

    13th November 2019
    Jon Evans – “Wildside”

    11th December 2019

    Philip Oostenbrink – “Canterbury Cathedral Gardens”

    January 2020 – No Meeting

    12th February 2020

    Member’s Talks – Subjects tba

    11th March 2020

    Sue Buckingham – Subject tba

    22nd March 2020 (Sunday)

    ****** Postponed ******

    Adventures With Bulbs – at Lenham Community Centre ME17 2QT from 10.00 – 16.30

    28th March 2020 (Saturday)

    ****** Cancelled ******

    AGS Spring Kent Show – at Sutton Valence School, North Street, Sutton Valence ME17 3HL

    8th April 2020

    ****** Cancelled ******

    Colin Moat – “Shade-Loving Plants”

    Mid-May 2020 (exact date tba)

    ****** Awaiting decision on whether to proceed ******

    Visit to Denge Wood for Orchids and Butterflies

    2020 August Summer picnic to be arranged

  • Special Event - Adventures With Bulbs - 22nd March 2020 - Postponed

    Adventures with Bulbs – Sunday 22nd March 2020

    Please note that this event has, regretfully, had to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. We hope to rearrange it in the autumn; in the meantime anyone who has bought a ticket in advance will be refunded.

    Lenham Community Centre ME17 2QT, from 10.00 to 16.30 ENTRY £ 7.50

    10.00 to 11.00 – Open to visitors, Refreshments, Plant Sales, Displays, Introduction

    11.00 to 12.00 – ‘BULBS OF THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE – INSIGHTS FROM THE WILD AND GARDEN’

    Dr Julian Sutton – botanist and nurseryman (‘Desirable Plants’)

    12.00 to 14.00 – DEMONSTRATIONS – Lunch, Plant Sales, Displays

    14.00 to 15.00 – ‘THE BEAUTY OF BULBS IN THE GARDEN’

    Steve Edney – head gardener at ‘The Salutation Garden’, Sandwich, and contributor to

    BBC Kent Sunday Gardening

    15.00 to 15.30 – Refreshments, Plant Sales, Displays

    15.30 to 16.30 – BULBS AND THEIR GARDEN ECOLOGY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE’

    Dr Adrian Cooper – Plantsman and Trustee of Great Dixter and the Alpine Garden Society

    *****

    Bulbs and plants for sale from Jacques Amand and specialist growers…

    DISPLAYS – PLANT SALES – REFRESHMENTS – ADVICE – ENTRY £ 7.50

    Sponsored by the Kent Groups of the Alpine Garden Society