The weekend of 17-18 November 2018 was our annual general meeting and conference. This year it was held at the Alveston Manor Hotel in the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
This is a weekend we always look forward to – it’s a chance to celebrate the success and hard work of our members, enhance our knowledge of alpine plants from expert talks and gather together a group of like-minded people who may otherwise never meet.
We were lucky enough to be joined by an incredible line-up of inspiring speakers, who spoke about a range of topics:
AGS President Christopher Bailes presented the awards to our members to commend their achievements.
The Lyttel Trophy (the Society’s highest honour) was awarded to Jim McGregor for his ongoing commitment to the Society and alpine gardening (in particular his work on the AGS website). With the launch of our new website this year, it was the perfect time to acknowledge Jim’s hard work.
More awards: Elspeth Mackintosh received the Sir William and Lady Lawrence Award, Don Peace was awarded his 25th Gold Bar, Paul & Gill Ranson received their 19th and Celia Sawyer (Oxford Group) received the Local Group Award.
Our next event is Snowdrop Day on 2 February 2019. Tickets are now available to buy.