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 morton.alpine@gmail.com

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Woodlanders and Plants for Shade by John Humphries

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "Woodlanders and Plants for Shade" by John Humphries.

John shares with us some of his extensive knowledge of woodland plants and how to use them in the garden.

(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 Oct 2018 at 8:00pm
until 04 Oct 2018 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

Chinese Lanterns and Tibetan Prayer Flags by Diane Clement

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "Chinese Lanterns and Tibetan Prayer Flags" by Diane Clement.

Thestory of the AGS tour of Sichuan in June 2016, showing some of thewonderful plants seen on the trip, including Meconopsis, Primulas, Androsaces,Lilies Iris, etc.

DianeClement, Seed Director of the AGS is a lively entertaining speaker, with great knowledge and experience of Alpines.

(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
06 Sep 2018 at 8:00pm
until 06 Sep 2018 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

Exploring the High Mountains of Peru by Martin & Anna-Liisa Sheader

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "Exploring the High Mountains of Peru" by Martin & Anna-Liisa Sheader.

Martin and Anna Sheader have travelled extensively in South America, and Martin has recently published the 320-page book "Flowers of the Patagonian Mountains", a comprehensive photographic guide to the area’s diverse and fascinating flora. More recently, they have been exploring further northwards, and this talk presents some of their discoveries.

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

For more information, please contact the Secretary

Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo by Martin Sheader
When
03 May 2018 at 8:00pm
until 03 May 2018 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

A Fascination with Ferns by Julian Reed

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "A Fascination with Ferns" by Julian Reed.

Julian first started growing ferns as a horticultural student in the late 1970s, and we are delighted to welcome him to share his considerable knowledge of these amazing plants, focusing on species suitable for a rock garden or woodland context.

(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
01 Mar 2018 at 8:00pm
until 01 Mar 2018 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

Floral Treasures of Iran - A Persian Odyssey by Pietro Roseo

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "Floral Treasures of Iran - A Persian Odyssey" 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. Last year he delighted us with "Floral Treasures of Turkey and Lebanon"; this year he invites us to join him in Iran.

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

For more information, please contact the Secretary

Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo: Fritillaria imperialis by Bob Charman
When
01 Feb 2018 at 8:00pm
until 01 Feb 2018 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

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