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Meetings include a talk from experts in the alpine field, plant sale and raffle. Garden visits are arranged during the summer months. .
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Programme of meetings:

WEDNESDAY Sep 13th 2023 at 2 pm “Hilary’s View” Tony Goode
Tony will review some of his finds in the Vaude area of the Alps. The story is based in his friendship with Hilary who lives 600m up from the floor of the Rhone valley.

WEDNESDAY Oct 18th 2023 at 2 pm “Morocco Through Bulbous Eyes” Chris Lovell
Chris has taken many trips to this mecca of Narcissus and many other striking genera.

THURSDAY Nov 9th 2023 at 2 pm “Flora of Hokkaido” John Shipton
John, who runs a small bulb company from west Wales, will present his observations in this rarely visited part of the World.

THURSDAY Dec 7th 2023 at 2 pm “AGM” (inc. sherry and mince pies) followed by Members Short talks.

SUNDAY Jan 14th 2024 at 10:30 am “Following in the Steps of George Sherriff” Julia Corden
Julia has led many botanical tours all over the World. This time she will highlight her travels through Bhutan and Arunchael Pradesh looking for alpines and Meconopsis.

TUESDAY Feb 20th 2024 at 2 pm “Fifty Shades of Grey” Bob & Rannveig Wallis
We hope to whip up some interest in grey landscapes which can yield some interesting goodies.

SATURSDAY Feb 24th 2024 South Wales Show at Llanwern School, Newport

SUNDAY Mar 17th 2024 at 10:30 am “Winter Wonderland: Snowdrops and Full Supporting Cast” Eddie Roberts
Eddie talks about the delights of growing snowdrops in your winter garden, and we will learn about twin scaling bulbs. He had never grown a snowdrop until he moved to Shropshire and was surprised to find hundreds filling his garden in February. He now has an extensive collection and shares his expertise.