The Annual General Meeting of the Alpine Garden Society will take place on Saturday 12 November 2022 at Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth.
Members can attend the AGM and EB Anderson Lecture for free (please see below for a lunch option for those not attending the conference). Conference bookings will include lunch. The AGM will be followed by the AGS Weekend Conference, book your place here.
10.00 am Coffee & Plant Sales
10.30 am Annual General Meeting
12.00 noon Presentation of Show Awards
12.45 pm Lunch
2.00 pm the E.B. Anderson Memorial Lecture: “Diverse Methods of Growing Alpines in the Czech Garden” by Jiri Papousek (details below)
3.00 pm Close of AGM
3.30 pm Weekend Conference commences
The following Officers are eligible for reappointment and are prepared to continue to serve the AGS (see Note 1 below): Director of Seed (Vacant), Director of Shows (Mr Martin Rogerson), Treasurer (Prof John Galloway) and President (Mr David Morris).
Nominations, with supporting statements/citations, are invited from members for the following posts: Two Trustees to serve for four years; One Trustee to serve for two years; One Trustee to serve for three years (see Note 2 below).
1. To receive and confirm the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting, held on 13 November 2021
2. To receive the report of the Board of Trustees
3. To receive the Honorary Treasurer’s report and accounts
4. To elect a President, Treasurer and Officers to serve for the ensuing year.
5. To elect trustees to serve for for the relevant period (see above)
6. To appoint Auditors for the ensuing year
7. Any Other Items of Business as notified to the Society Director in writing, no later than 31 July 2022.
Notes on the election of Officers and members of the Trustee Board:
(1) Officers retire annually and are eligible for re-election as per rule 188.8.131.52 of the Constitution. All Honorary Officers listed have agreed to stand for re-election.
(2) In accordance with rule 7.1.4, two Trustees retire annually and are not eligible for re-election for one year. The deadline for Trustee nominations is 31 July 2022 and these should be sent to the AGS Director Tony Bryanat the AGS Centre
This year’s Lecture, “Diverse Methods of Growing Alpines in the Czech Garden”, will be given by renowned Czech gardener Jiří Papoušek.
Jiří lives near Prague, where he has constructed a superb alpine garden with a crevice garden, troughs, a woodland area and an alpine tunnel with tufa walls. His garden is situated at an altitude of 200m very near to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. His main interests include the cultivation of alpines, cushion plants, small daphnes and dwarf conifers. Jiří has exhibited at the Prague rock garden shows in the last 35 years and he is one of the organisers of the Czech International Rock Garden Conference in 2023.