Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group

A member of the Surrey and Woking communities

About Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group

The purpose of the Society is to promote the cultivation and conservation of alpine plants.

The group was formed to promote an interest in alpine plants in the wild and in cultivation. The term alpine plants is taken to include herbaceous plants, shrubs, small bulbs and orchids from all over the world that would be at home in a rock or small woodland garden, or in an unheated greenhouse or frame.

Our friendly meetings offer a wealth of information and inspiration with slide shows by enthusiastic speakers often world authorities in their field.

The meeting includes a mini plant show, plant sales, raffle and refreshments. Growers, photographers, plant hunters, mountain walkers and couch gardeners are all very welcome.

The Woking - West Surrey Group is affiliated to the national Alpine Garden Society (http://www.alpinegardensociety.net/index.html). However, membership of the Alpine Garden Society is not essential for membership of the group. Our annual subscription is £10 or £15 for a family. Why not enjoy one of our evenings as a visitor for just £2?

Meetings are held at Mayford Village Hall, Saunders Lane, Mayford, Woking at 8.00pm on the first Thursday of each month, from September to May inclusive. Doors open at 7.30pm.

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Mike Morton (Secretary) Telephone 01483-768047 Email manda.morton@btinternet.com

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Plant-hunting in Southern England: Moving off the Chalk by Jon Evans

We are accustomed to travelogues from people visiting far-off places, but many interesting plants grow much closer to home. Local group member Jon Evans follows up his talk on 'Plants of the Chalk' by focusing on aspects of the UK native flora found on beaches, heaths and bogs.

The meeting is at Mayford Village Hall, Saunders Lane, Mayford, Woking at 8.00pm Thursday 4th January 2018.

(Visitors £2.00. There is a small annual fee to join)

For more information, please contact the Secretary Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo by Jon Evans
When
04 Jan 2018 at 7:30pm
until 04 Jan 2018 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

The Cultivation of Western Cape bulbs in the UK by Jeremy Spon

We have often marvelled at the wonderful flora of South Africa, with panoramas filled with exquisite flowers. Specialist Jeremy Spon explains how some of these jewels can be cultivated in the UK. Jeremy specialises in Iridaceae (Moraea, Babiana,Gladiolus, Ferraria, Geissohriza, Sparaxis, Ixia etc ) so we are in for a treat.

(Visitors £2.00. There is a small annual fee to join)

For more information, please contact the Secretary of the Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group - Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo: Gentiana verna on the Julier Pass by Alan Parker
When
02 Nov 2017 at 8:00pm
until 02 Nov 2017 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

Summer in the Engadine by Martyn Denney

Our chairman Martyn Denney takes us on a trip to the Swiss Alps, an area often ignored in these days of worldwide travel, but still possessing a spectacular flora in early summer.

(Visitors £2.00. There is a small annual fee to join)

For more information, please contact the Secretary of the Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group - Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo: Gentiana verna on the Julier Pass by Alan Parker
When
05 Oct 2017 at 8:00pm
until 05 Oct 2017 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

Spring in Chile and Patagonia by Bob Charman

Bob is an enthusiast, who delights in seeing plants in their natural habitat. Last year he visited Patagonia on a small specialist trip to explore the flora of the region.

(Visitors £2.00. There is a small annual fee to join)

For more information, please contact the Secretary of the Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group - Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo by Bob Charman
When
07 Sep 2017 at 8:00pm
until 07 Sep 2017 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

Programme for 2017 / 2018

Our programme for the next season is as follows:

Sept 7th 2017 - Bob Charman - Spring in Chile and Patagonia

Oct 5th 2017 - Martyn Denney - Summer in the Engadine

Nov 2nd 2017 - Jeremy Spon - Growing Western Cape bulbs in the UK

Dec 7th 2017 - Members' Evening

Jan 4th 2018 - Jon Evans - Plant-hunting in Southern England - Moving off the Chalk

Feb 1st 2018 - Pietro Roseo - Floral Treasures of Iran

Mar 1st 2018 - Julian Reed - A Fascination with Ferns

Apr 5th 2018 - AGM and Group Show

May 3rd 2018 - Martin and Anna-Liisa Sheader - Exploring the High Mountains of Peru

(Visitors £2.00. There is a small annual fee to join)

For more information, please contact the Secretary

Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo: Fritillaria meleagris at Cricklade by Jon Evans

The World of Alpines

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "The World of Alpines".

  • Wonderful Alpine Plants on display

  • Tips on growing and Trough making

  • Illustrated talks

  • Plants for Sale

  • Amazing photographic display
On Sunday 12th March 2017 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

At the Hillside Events Centre, RHS Wisley GU23 6QB

(Entry free to Garden Visitors)

For more information, please contact the Secretary Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo: Gentiana acaulis exhibited by Peter Semple at the AGS International Conference in 2011.
When
12 Mar 2017 at 10:00am
until 12 Mar 2017 at 4:00pm
Where
The Hillside Event Centre
RHS Wisley
Surrey
GU23 6QB

The Botanical and Cultural Treasures of Armenia by Arthur Nicholls

Arthur is a keen bulb enthusiast who has visited much of the Middle East on small specialist trips to explore the flora of the region. In this talk he takes us on a trip to Armenia, with botanical highlights including Irises, Fritillarias and orchids.
(Visitors £2.00. There is a small annual fee to join)

For more information, please contact the Secretary of the Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group - Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo: Montage by Pietro Roseo
When
04 May 2017 at 8:00pm
until 04 May 2017 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

Floral Treasures of Lebanon and Turkey by Pietro Roseo

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "Floral Treasures of Lebanon and Turkey" by Pietro Roseo.

Pietro is an outstanding and dedicated photographer who has visited much of the Middle East on small specialist trips to research and photograph the flowers, particularly the orchids and bulbous plants of the region.

(Visitors £2.00. There is a small annual fee to join)

For more information, please contact the Secretary
Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo: Montage by Pietro Roseo
When
02 Mar 2017 at 8:00pm
until 02 Mar 2017 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

Manipur and Burma: on the trail of Frank Kingdon-Ward by Paul Barney

Paul Barney is the proprietor of Edulis Nursery. In this talk he introduces us to the plants from the borderlands of far-eastern India and western Myanmar, following the route of one of the great plant-hunters, Frank Kingdon-Ward. Possibly plants for sale.

The meeting is at Mayford Village Hall, Saunders Lane, Mayford, Woking at 8.00pm Thursday 2nd February 2017.

(Visitors £2.00. There is a small annual fee to join)

For more information, please contact the Secretary Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo: Gentiana depressa by Stan and Patricia Fletcher
When
02 Feb 2017 at 8:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

Wildside Nursery by Jon Evans

Formerly head gardener at The Garden House, Keith Wiley is one of the most inspirational garden designers in the country, championing a naturalistic style modelled on plant communities in the wild. Jon Evans takes a look at what he has achieved in his own garden at Wildside Nursery, only occasionally open to the public.

The meeting is at Mayford Village Hall, Saunders Lane, Mayford, Woking at 8.00pm Thursday 5th January 2017.

(Visitors £2.00. There is a small annual fee to join)

For more information, please contact the Secretary Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo by Jon Evans
When
05 Jan 2017 at 8:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN