Here is the latest Newsletter from the local branch of the Alpine Garden Society for your interest and information. If you need any information about the Alpine Garden Society, please contact Christine .
ALPINE GARDEN SOCIETY
EPPING FOREST GROUP
Newsletter January 2019
Happy New Year everyone! Hope all had the most enjoyable Christmas. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 8th January at 7.30 for 8.00pm at Theydon Bois Village Hall, Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex, CM16 7ER.
Our speaker this month is Leon Charalambous who is speaking on the endemic flora of Cyprus. Leon went to Cyprus as part of his travel scholarship whilst at Kew as a Diploma Student. He has a particular interest in the endemic flora and it should be an engaging and interesting lecture.
There will be a chance to discuss interesting and problem plants before the lecture, so please bring plants for discussion or non-competitive display, Colin will be talking about the plants as usual.
There will be the usual sales and raffle tables. Any donations of plants or other items to the raffle would be greatly appreciated.
The next meeting on Tuesday 12th February 2019 is our AGM followed by members pictures so here is a chance for members to show and discuss small numbers of pictures rather than mounting a full scale talk. An agenda for the AGM will be circulated with the next newsletter.
Kit is still looking for volunteers for assistance at the Early Spring Show on Friday the 1st and Saturday 2nd March, so would anyone who has not yet put their name forward, and is willing to help on the Friday evening or on the day please contact Kit, or Ros Fuller who is our new co-ordinator for the show and volunteers. This will also be the last time we will be at the venue in Harlow. Next year we will be at the Village in Theydon Bois.
If anyone has an event they wish to publicise, please ask Rod to raise it at the meeting, or if they give me details in good time I will try to include it in the next Newsletter.
Our list of speakers for the coming year
2019/2020 Lecture Programme, Epping Forest Group
|Tuesday 12th March||Hugh Meteyard||Mongolia|
|Tuesday 9th April||Jamie Blake||Around the World in 80 plants|
|Tuesday 14th May||Martyn Denny||Cyclamen in the Wild and in Cultivation|
|Tuesday 11th June||Kit Strange||Azerbaijan the Jewel in the Caspian|
|Summer break||Outings to be confirmed|
|Tuesday 10th September||Kurt Vickery||Tulip hunter’s favourite weeds, highlights of 10 years of tour leading|
|Tuesday 8th October||Kit Grey-Wilson||The Himalaya|
|Tuesday 12 November||Jon Evans||Plant hunting in Southern England – Plants of the Chalk Downs (botanising trips in the UK, mainly but not only wild orchids)|
|No meeting Christmas|
|Tuesday 14th January 2020||Tim Fuller||Woodland Perennials|
|Tuesday 11th February 2020||AGM|