We are a friendly group with a lively and interesting lecture programme. We make sure there are plenty of opportunities to share tips and knowledge with other members.
We are a small group of around 35 members who meet each month during the Autumn, Winter and Spring. We enjoy a lively and interesting lecture programme, plant sales and plant display table; we always with plenty of time to chat with others who have a keen interest in plants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits. The programme also includes, practical events, garden visits and opportunities to benefit from the knowledge and experience of other members.
The range of alpine plant interests is perhaps surprisingly wide, including alpine and rock garden plants, small herbaceous plants, hardy and half hardy bulbs, hardy ferns and small shrubs. All of this is reflected in our programme with many of our lectures being about plants in the wild in faraway places..
Our base is the Bishopton Community Centre Stratford on Avon. We normally meet on the third Monday of each month from September to May. Meetings start at 7.30pm, and visitors are always welcome. The venue is self-contained with a kitchen and toilet facilities. There are plenty of parking spaces in front of the adjacent school.
The address for our meetings is:
Bishopton Community Centre, Drayton Avenue, Stratford on Avon, CV37 9PB.
Our annual membership fee is £10 per person. Visitors £2.00 per meeting.
Jo Walker (Secretary): 0121 744 3129
September 16th Dave Mountfort An AGS Tour to Patagonia
October 21st Martyn Denney So I was going to the Alpes Maritime
November 18th Vic Aspland Evia – Greece’s forgotten island
December 16th Punch and Mince Pies
January 20th Ian and Roma Smith On the road again to Turkey
February 17th Hilary Little In Pursuit of the Plants of Peru
March 16th Jo and Brian Walker USA California
April 20th Mini Show and AGM
May / June TBA Garden Visit