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?

Normally, 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. These meetings are temporarily suspended due to the Coronavirus situation. However, we are organising a series of virtual meetings; for more details please contact us.

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Mike Morton (Secretary) Telephone 01483-768047 Email morton.alpine@gmail.com

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The Picos de Europa at the end of May - Part 2 by Jon Evans

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "The Picos de Europa at the end of May - Part 2" by Jon Evans.

Jon spent a week in the Picos de Europa in Northern Spain at the end of May, and came back with about 6000 pictures. Part 2 describes the final three days, including a trip to the top of Fuente De.

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

For more information, please contact the Secretary

Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo: Globularia and Helianthemum by Jon Evans
When
05 Mar 2020 at 8:00pm
until 05 Mar 2020 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

A Seedy Business by Diane Clement

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "A Seedy Business" by Diane Clement

Diane has run the renowned seed exchange of the Alpine Garden Society for many years. Here she describes the whole process of growing the plants we love from seed, including collecting seed, germinating seed, and growing on seedlings.

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

For more information, please contact the Secretary

Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo Pulsatilla vulgaris seedheads by Jon Evans
When
06 Feb 2020 at 8:00pm
until 06 Feb 2020 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

The Picos de Europa at the end of May - Part 1 by Jon Evans

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "The Picos de Europa at the end of May - Part 1" by Jon Evans.

Jon spent a week in the Picos de Europa in Northern Spain at the end of May, and came back with about 6000 pictures. Part 1 describes the first three days.

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

For more information, please contact the Secretary

Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo: Serapias cordigera by Jon Evans
When
02 Jan 2020 at 8:00pm
until 02 Jan 2020 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

A Botanical Tour Through Japan by Martyn Denney

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "A Botanical Tour Through Japan" by Martyn Denney.

The highlights of a six week journey from Yakushima in the far southwest to the flower island of Rebun, off the tip of Hokkaido in the extreme northeast. High alpines, meadows, woodland plants, shrubs, trees, botanical gardens and the odd temple.

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

For more information, please contact the Secretary

Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo by Martyn Denney
When
07 Nov 2019 at 8:00pm
until 07 Nov 2019 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

Alpine Flowers of Slovenia by Graham Poynter

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "Alpine Flowers of Slovenia" by Graham Poynter.

Graham is a regular visitor to the flower-rich areas of the European mountains. This talk will cover 3 trips: early May, late June/earlyJuly and early August during 2016/7.

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

For more information, please contact the Secretary

Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo by Graham Poynter
When
03 Oct 2019 at 8:00pm
until 03 Oct 2019 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

The Pacific North-West by Kit Strange

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "The Pacific North-West" by Kit Strange.

Kit Strange comes down from Kew to show us the highlights of her recent lecture tour to the Pacific North-West of America, botanizing along the way.

(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 Sep 2019 at 8:00pm
until 05 Sep 2019 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

Plants of the Pyrenees by Richard Horswood

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "Plants of the Pyrenees" by Richard Horswood.

Richard Horswood travels all the way from Somerset to remind us of the wonders of the flora of this reasonably accessible range of European mountains.

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

For more information, please contact the Secretary

Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo by Alan Parker
When
02 May 2019 at 8:00pm
until 02 May 2019 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

Plant Photography at Shows by Jon Evans

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "Plant Photography at Shows" by Jon Evans.

Jon Evans has been taking pictures at Alpine Garden Society Shows in an official capacity since 2005. Here he shows us a few highlights, and gives us an insight into the trials and tribulations of a show photographer, and how he achieves the results he does.

(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
07 Feb 2019 at 8:00pm
until 07 Feb 2019 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

Greek Serendipity by Melvyn Jope

The Alpine Garden Society - Woking West Surrey Group present "Greek Serendipity" by Melvyn Jope.

Our own Melvyn Jope shares with us memories of his extensive trevels in Greece, and his love of the people, culture, food... and plants.

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

For more information, please contact the Secretary

Mike Morton, 01483-768047

Photo by Martyn Denney
When
03 Jan 2019 at 8:00pm
until 03 Jan 2019 at 10:00pm
Where
Mayford Village Hall
Saunders Lane, Mayford
Woking
GU22 0NN

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