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Since January 2000
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 £10 (individual) or £15 for a couple. Visitors are welcome - £3 per meeting.
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  • Programme for 2023/4

    Programme for 2023 (7.30 lectures except where indicated)

    December 12th (note: Tuesday)   Christmas Social

    Programme for 2024

    January 24th (Zoom)      Cliff Booker                     Cream of Alpines

    February 28th                   Jon Evans                        Blackthorn through the Seasons Part 3 (July to October)

    March 27th                       AGM   & Christine Skelmersdale             From Santiago to the Bolivian Border

    April 24th                           Richard Lambert                Cushion Plants

    May 22nd                             Andrew Hockey                   Selva in the Dolomites

    July 24th                              Summer Social                      Broadleigh Garden

    September 25th                   Members evening                

    October 23rd                       Christopher Bailes               The Dry Garden : adapting to a changing climate

    November 27th                   Mickey Little                          Bulbs and their Selection

    December 11th                     Christmas Social


    Garden visits to be arranged.






  • Contact

    Mrs Sue Kelland (Secretary):


  • News from members

    During the Covid 19 shutdown members of the group, starting with the chairman, have sent pictures to us for distribution to our members. We have accumulated a number of these so are publishing here some of the best. 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.

    The group is meeting as usual again with talks is as advertised.

  • Pictures

    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.

Auricula Moon Fairy – from Phil

Roscoea cautleyoides old purple – from Pete and Brenda

Biarum rhodpalospadix, and Gladiolus cardinalis from Mike and Wendy

Moltkia X intermedia Crevis garden, Corydalis solida Firebird from Paul and Colin

 Crocus pulchellum and Cyclamen rolfsianum from Christine

Nerines Ostara and Stefani from Liz