The group meets once a month in Taunton to enjoy specialist lectures and share tips on growing alpines. Meetings also have a plant sale, raffle and second hand book sale. We also have garden visits and a Summer Social that takes place at a member's garden. Membership is £6 (individual) or £8 for a couple. Visitors are welcome - £2 per meeting.
Programme for 2020 (7.30 lectures except where indicated)
Making Sense of the Iridaceae
AGM & Richard Horswood
Alpines and other perennials from seed
Photographing plants in the wild and in cultivation
Garden Visits East Lambrook Manor and Avon Bulbs
Along the Patagonian Highway
Ford Farm, Wootton Courtney
The Dry Garden
Mrs Sue Horswood (Secretary): firstname.lastname@example.org
During the Covid 19 shutdown members of the group, starting with the chairman, have been sending pictures to us for distribution to our members. We have accumulated a number of these so are publishing here some of the best for April. Hopefully we will have more to follow and will be able to see some of the seasonal changes in the gardens and glasshouses of the Somerset Group members.
Pictures below from various members of the Somerset Group which have been distributed to all as a way of keeping in contact.
The pictures are as follows.
Edraianthus serpyllifolius 1 and Phlox Boranovice from Paul and Colin.
Androsace lactea 2 and Daphne jasminea 6 from Richard and Sue.
Arisaema ringens 3and Primula jesoana 12 from Brenda and Peter.
Clematis albicoma 4 and Helianthemum oeleandicum alpestre from Mike and Wendy.
Cypripedium calceolus 5 from Jim. Erythronium Winifred Lorraine from Christine.
A lovely garden planting from Joyce 10 and Auricula Moon Fairy X S1686 (11) from Phil.