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East Lancashire

Since December 1986
The group welcomes gardeners of all levels. Find below a list of our forthcoming zoom presentations that the East Lancashire Group have arranged for your delectation and the procedure that you can use to subscribe/donate to this irresistible lecture package.
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Programme of in-person meetings:

At Ramsbottom Civic Hal.
Please note the change of day from Mondays to Wednesday evenings until Christmas 2023. 

Wednesday 13th September, 2023. John Dower ‘Off-road in the Picos’

Wednesday 11th October 2023. Keith Bankier ‘The Pontic Alps of North-East Turkey’

Wednesday 8th November 2023. Local Club speakers with an array of subjects

Wednesday 13th December 2023. Quiz night, (AGM), Social event and ‘Jacob’s-join’ refreshments


At Ashday Lea Hall, Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, BB46QX
Meetings will revert to Mondays at this new venue, but will be held on the fourth Monday of each month wherever possible.

Monday 22nd January, 2024. Cliff Booker ‘Probably the finest rock gardeners in the world  – The Prague International Conference and Garden Tour May 2023’ FREE ENTRY TO ALL

Monday 26th February, 2024. Diane Clement ‘The narrow road to the deep north – travels in Japan’           

Monday 25th March, 2024. Razvan Chisu, TBA

Monday 22nd April, 2024. Local Members Show and other attractions.

Programme of Zoom lectures:

Monday 24 September 2023 – Geir Moen, Cultivating rare and endangered alpines – a new and developing climate refuge project

Monday 23 October 2023 – Hazel Taylor, Plants and animals of Western Cape – Part one

Monday 27 November 2023 – Kris de Raeymaeker, Tufa and peat bed gardening

Monday 18 December 2023 – David Charlton, The United States and Canada, from Alaska to Oregon


Tel: 01706 534626

The East Lancashire Group of the Alpine Garden Society Zoom Programme Autumn/Winter 2023
We hope you all enjoy and appreciate our excellent lectures and the opportunity to connect with and chat to other friendly alpine growers from around the world. It is certainly fun for us to spread the alpine vibe to fellow enthusiasts both near and far.  Many thanks to all our past speakers for their time, their expertise and such highly entertaining programmes.
As a Group, we have already booked four more amazing lecturers for the forthcoming season and attached below you will find the full lecture/subscription details and dates for our Autumn 2023 Quartet of Zooms, when we will welcome four more titans of the rock gardening pantheon from various countries.
The new Zoom season begins on Monday 25th September 2023 with a fascinating lecture by Norwegian alpine expert; Geir Moen on his innovative and inspirational venture entitled:- ‘Cultivating Rare and Endangered Alpines – A new and developing Climate Refuge Project’.  Geir will expertly guide us around his mountain alpine mecca with special attention paid to the many rare and at risk plants that set his cultivation skills apart from the rest.
Zoom doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Please mark this date on your calendar. This is just the first of four magnificent zoom presentations in the run up to Christmas and all four can be watched by subscribing just £8 per household. For a couple that works out at just £1 per person per lecture!!! Should you feel able to support us further with a small donation, then that would also be greatly appreciated and would ensure that we can contemplate further Zoom Quartets over the seasons ahead.
To subscribe to our Autumn/Winter 2023 programme of four spectacular zoom lectures:-
Either 1)   Preferred payment method if you have ‘online banking’, please pay to East Lancashire Group of the Alpine Garden Society, Sort Code 05-02-77,  Account Number 20699578  – with the reference being your name and then most importantly, you must please e-mail The Treasurer, Sue Booker with your name, amount and location and your e-mail address to show that you are eligible for the receipt of the appropriate zoom links. The individual zoom links will be e-mailed to you a few days prior to each meeting.  For international subscribers you may need the following:- IBAN GB59YORK05027720699578.  BIC YORKGB21277. 
Or 2)  For full details of how and where to pay by cheque please contact Sue Booker at
Please note:- Any error in the details requested above may make it impossible for us to contact you with appropriate zoom links.
We hope you can join our ever-growing band of zoom participants, both national and international and we look forward to welcoming you to our meetings.  Please note : We will NOT be videoing any of these lectures for subscribers to watch later.
The dates, times, lecture and speaker details for the Quartet of Zooms are displayed below.

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