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Virtual Events on Alpine Plants

October 5, 2020
We're very active at the AGS, even in times of pandemic! Find out what's happening with our programme of virtual events on alpine plants below.

Virtual Events on Alpines

April Programme

7 Apr – Growing Alpines in the ‘Hills’ of Holland by Harry Jans @ 19:30 (BST)

Harry Jans is one of the leading figures in the world of alpine plants.

He’s travelled the world discovering alpines in their natural habitats (indeed, of our photos of alpines in the wild on our image library were taken by him!) and has a remarkable alpine garden at home in the Netherlands.

Come and discover Harry’s incredible rock garden in this fascinating talk!

This talk is open to members of our Derby Group and others by personal invitation. Email david.charlton@alpinegardensociety.org if you’d like to become a group member.

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12 Apr – The Diverse and Beautiful Mountains of Northern Italy by Alan Oatway @ 19:30 (BST)

14 Apr – Flowers of the Pyrenees by David Charlton @ 19:30 (BST)

Come and see the fascinating alpine flora in one of the most glorious mountain ranges in the world! Many of these plants – like the Pyrenean Trumpet Gentian – grow at more than 3000 metres above sea level, where the views as well as the plants are awe-inspiring.

This event is being run by our Oxford Group and is open only to group members. If you’d like to join the group, contact celia.sawyer@btinternet.com.

21 April – Crevice Gardening by Paul Cumbleton @ 19:30 (BST)

As crevice gardening has become popular Paul will illustrate a selection of them, including his own and the one at Wisley. He will give us some history and includes the principles behind them with practical help on how to build them and the plants which might be used in them.

This talk is open to members of our East Kent Group or £2 for visitors. Please contact jeremy.spon@alpinegardensociety.org for a ticket.

22 April – On the Trail of Farrer from Dales to Dolomites by Graham Poynter @ 19:00 (BST)

Reginald Farrer was one of the foremost collectors of alpine plants, travelling worldwide to hunt species down that weren’t know in the West. Come on this thrill-seeking adventure as we follow in his footsteps and make some discoveries of our own!

This event is being run by our Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex groups. All AGS members who live in one of these three regions are welcome to attend for free! Get in touch with Hampshire Secretary Ben Parmee to find out how to take part: ben.parmee@agsgroups.org.

May Programme

10 May – Creating an Alpine Haven by Cliff Booker @ 19:30 (BST)

27 May – Flowers of the Pyrenees by David Charlton @ 19:00 (BST)

Come and see the fascinating alpine flora in one of the most glorious mountain ranges in the world! Many of these plants – like the Pyrenean Trumpet Gentian – grow at more than 3000 metres above sea level, where the views as well as the plants are awe-inspiring.

This event is being run by our Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex groups. All AGS members who live in one of these three regions are welcome to attend for free! Get in touch with Hampshire Secretary Ben Parmee to find out how to take part: ben.parmee@agsgroups.org.