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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 Alpine Plants: Programme

9 Oct – Alpine Plants in the Dolomites by Cliff Booker 10:30 (BST)

A tour guide with over twenty years of experience, let Cliff take you by storm with some of the fabulous little-known plants from this breath-taking area of the world.

This talk is being run by AGS HQ, find more details on Cliff’s talk here.

9 Oct – Plant Portraits by John Good @ 19:00 (BST)

Discover more about fantastic alpine plants in John Good’s forthcoming talk! John is an experienced alpine gardener, lecturer and author with many respected books to his name.

The talk is being run by our Wirral and West Cheshire group – get in touch Secretary Lyn Morris to secure your place: lyn.morris@agsgroups.org.

22 Oct – Hunting Alpines in Yunnan by David Hughes @ 19:00 (BST)

Be transported to southwestern China as we join David Hughes on his plant hunting adventure through the snowcapped mountains on Yunnan in this untapped area of natural beauty.

This event is being run by our Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex groups who would love to see new faces! Get in touch with Hampshire Secretary Ben Parmee for more info: ben.parmee@agsgroups.org.

7 Nov – How to Show Plants with Bob Wallis & Mark Childerhouse (TBC)

Autumn is one of the hot spots in the AGS calendar as delightful snowdrops, saxifrages, Cyclamen and more get their sports socks on and come out to compete.

Of course, this year our autumn shows aren’t going ahead… so instead two of our great growers and flower show judges, Bob Wallis and Mark Childerhouse, are here to give you some insider secrets on how to show plants.

This event is being run by AGS HQ – keep your eye on our news stream for a forthcoming announcement!

13 Nov – Foliage Matters by Peter Cunnington @ 19:00 (GMT)

Beautiful flowers are a sight for sore eyes, but have you ever taken a closer look at the incredible foliage of alpine plants? No? Now’s your chance!

The talk is being run by our Wirral and West Cheshire group. Get in touch with group Secretary Lyn Morris now to secure your place: lyn.morris@agsgroups.org.

26 Nov – Schachen Garden by Jenny Wainwright-Klein @ 19:00 (GMT)

Take a tour of this beautiful alpine garden on the Schachen – an alpine peak with waterfalls, gorges and a staggering array of flora and fauna.

This event is being run by our Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex groups who would love to see new faces! Get in touch with Hampshire Secretary Ben Parmee for more info: ben.parmee@agsgroups.org.

10 Dec – Presentations and a Quiz! @ 19:00 (GMT)

Hear from AGS greats and local group chairs, Peter Liverman, Caroline Seymour and Paddy Parmee in three short ‘n’ sweet presentations… then pit your wits against one another with an alpine-themed quiz!

This event is being run by our Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex groups who would love to see new faces! Get in touch with Hampshire Secretary Ben Parmee for more info: ben.parmee@agsgroups.org.

28 Jan 2021 – Snowdrops with Michael Myers @ 19:00 (GMT)

Michael Myers has a horticultural CV to die for! He’s a horticultural advisor for the RHS, a lecturer at Craven College, and winner of the 2017 Byng Cup for getting the most intermediate points at AGS shows… not bad!

And guess what? He’s coming to talk to our Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex groups about snowdrops in the new year. Now that’ll be a treat you don’t want to miss!

Get in touch with Secretary Ben Parmee for more information: ben.parmee@agsgroups.org

25 Feb 2021 – On the Trail of Farrer from Dales to Dolomites by Graham Poynter @ 19:00 (GMT)

Reginald Farrer was one of the foremost collectors of alpine plants, travelling worldwide to hunt new species down. 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. Get in touch with Hampshire Secretary Ben Parmee to find out how to take part: ben.parmee@agsgroups.org.

25 Mar 2021 – Cally Gardens a Plant Extravaganza by Kevin Hughes @ 19:00 (GMT)

Owner of Cally Gardens, Kevin Hughes is bringing this former home of plant collector Michael Wickenden back to life. Find out about the joys, trials and tribulations in this fascinating talk.

This event is being run by our Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex groups. Get in touch with Hampshire Secretary Ben Parmee to find out how to take part: ben.parmee@agsgroups.org.

22 April 2021 – High in the mountains of Lesotho by Dr Celia Wright @ 19:00 (GMT)

Discover the plant secrets of the mountains of southern Africa with Dr Celia Wright as she takes a close look at the amazing flora to be found there. A talk not to be missed!

This event is being run by our Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex groups. Get in touch with Hampshire Secretary Ben Parmee to find out how to take part: ben.parmee@agsgroups.org.