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Free Zoom Lectures in December

November 21, 2023
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We would like to thank our supporters, members and friends of our Society alike, by organising two free zoom lectures this festive season! Attendance is open to all

To attend please register below. You will receive a confirmation email which will include the link for the Zoom meeting. These talks will also be recorded and will be published on our YouTube channel.

Rheum nobile - Tibet

Rheum nobile - Tibet

John Mitchell – Two seasons in Tibet
5 December 2023 at 7.00 pm GMT

John works as Alpine supervisor at Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden where he manages the Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Alpine Area and most recently the New Alpine House. Over the last 20 years he has travelled all over the world on plant expeditions and botanical tours. His talk will give you the chance to learn more about one of the most biodiverse areas in China.

In summer 2024 John will be leading an AGS Botanical tour to Tibet.

Ophrys scolopax var. cornuta x Ophrys bertolonii (natural hybrid)

Ophrys scolopax var. cornuta x Ophrys bertolonii (natural hybrid)

Dino Zelenika – Wild orchids of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
19 December 2023 at 7.00pm GMT

Dino was born in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina in 1991. After the Balkan war he and emigrated with his mother and English stepfather to the United Kingdom in 1999. Plants have been a passion for him since childhood. He is passionate about orchids, which have held a fascination for him ever since he saw a white Phalaenopsis for sale in Mostar at the age of 6! Dino has been an accredited British Orchid Council judge since 2013, contributor to The Orchid Review and speaker at the 21st World Orchid Conference in Johannesburg. He maintains a collection of over 300 orchids, mainly species. He has have been researching wild orchids of Bosnia & Herzegovina for 15 years.

In spring 2024 Dino will be leading an AGS tour to Croatia and Herzegovina.