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Weekend Conference NOW FULLY BOOKED

August 2, 2022
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This year the Weekend Conference will take place on Saturday and Sunday 12–13 November 2022 at a new venue: Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LD

The four-star Chesford Grange Hotel is a few miles from Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa. The hotel is 1.8 miles from Kenilworth Station and 3 miles from Warwick Station. The hotel has a heated pool, spa, gym and health club.

As part of the weekend, this year’s EB Anderson Memorial Lecture will be given by renowned Czech gardener Jiří Papoušek. The EB Anderson Lecture and the preceding AGM are free to attend for all members.

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. Jiří has exhibited at the Prague rock garden shows and he is one of the organisers of the renowned Czech International Rock Garden Conferences. Speakers at the conference will include Harry Jans, John Massey, Martin Sheader, Julian Sutton, Kurt Vickery, Timothy Walker and AGS Apprentice Bertie Swainston.


Saturday 12th November

3.30 pm John Massey My World of Hepaticas
4.30 pm Tea break, during which John will sign copies of his new book. If you already purchased the book, you can bring it along to be signed by John.
5.00 pm Bertie Swainston (AGS trainee) – Short Presentation
5.20 pm Harry JansMega Alpines
6.20 pm End of session
7.45 pm Conference Dinner followed by Plant and Book Auction

Nurseries attending on Saturday: Aberconwy Nursery and Pottertons Nursery

Sunday 13th November

09.45 am Martin SheaderExploring Southern Patagonia
10.45 am Jiri PapousekCultivation of Daphne
11.15 am Coffee
11.45 am Kurt Vickery – Highlights of a decade of Leading Botanical Tours
12.45 pm Lunch
01.45 pm Julian SuttonBeneath the Trees
02.45 pm Timothy WalkerSex, Lies and Putrefaction
03.50 pm End of Conference

Nurseries attending on Sunday: Desirable Plants (Julian Sutton) and Pottertons Nursery

Two-day residential delegates: now fully booked 

£210 per person for one night with breakfast in a shared room at Chesford Grange Hotel, two hot buffet lunches and three-course Conference Dinner (a total of £420 for two)
£250 per person for one night with breakfast in a single room at Chesford Grange Hotel, two hot buffet lunches and three-course Conference Dinner

Day delegates:

£50 for Saturday including lunch at 12.45pm and four lectures in the afternoon
£80 for Sunday including lunch and 5 lectures

To book please contact the AGS office at 01386 554790.