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Local Group Programmes 2023- 2024
« on: August 16, 2023, 03:24:13 PM »
Scottish Borders Local Group - The Group meets in Bowden Village Hall, Bowden, Melrose TD6 0SN.
Meetings are on the first Wednesday in the month at 2pm.
From the Group Conveners: " We are pleased to present the Scottish Borders Rock Garden Group’s new programme of talks to be held at 2pm in Bowden Village Hall on the first Wednesday of each month from September 2023 until April 2024 (with the exception of the January 2024 meeting on 10th). Our thanks to all the speakers for accepting the invitation to inform, educate and entertain us and to all attendees who contribute to keeping our Group vibrant.
Admission is still only £2 which includes a ticket for our raffle as well as tea or coffee and home baking, courtesy of Alice’s team from Gattonside. Group plant sales at every meeting and show plants on view too. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.
David & Margaret Thorne, Joint Conveners "


Programme 2023/2024.

6th September 2023
Frazer Henderson
It's not all sand – The mountain flora of Yemen
4th October 2023
David Millward
Gardening a legacy- plants in our gardens from around the world
AGM
1st November 2023
Brian Whitton
Corydalis from mountain to garden
6th December 2023
Aaron Marshall, RBGE
Launching a Horticultural Career
10th January 2024
Carol and Ian Bainbridge
Starting out again – Planning and building our Galloway Garden
7th February 2024
Jeanie Jones
Primula I have seen in the Wild
6th March 2024
David and Margaret Thorne
The Snowman's Flowers - botanising Bhutan's toughest trek
3rd April 2024
Neil Huntley, Hartside Nursery
Roscoeas and other woodland plants
Plants for sale
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Re: Local Group Programmes 2023- 2024
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2023, 06:24:45 PM »
Perthshire Rock Garden Club 2023-2024 Programme
Tuesday 5th September 2023 – “Some reliable and exciting plants for the woodland garden” - Join us for the first of our regular meetings in the 2023-24 session when we welcome back as our speaker Jim Jermyn, well known to us all and recently retired from his role as Garden Manager at the celebrated Branklyn Gardens in Perth.  We meet at the North Inch Community Campus, Gowans Terrace, Perth, PH1 5BF at 7.30pm in the Assembly Room.  £3 entry fee includes you in our plant raffle.  We look forward to seeing you.
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Re: Local Group Programmes 2023- 2024
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2023, 04:19:16 PM »
North Northumberland group programme :
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Re: Local Group Programmes 2023- 2024
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2023, 07:19:45 PM »
Ayrshire Group Programme
ARGC Syllabus 2023 – 2024

Meetings in Alloway Church Hall 7.30pm


13th.September 2023
Speaker
Gavin McNaughton - MacPlants
‘The colour is Blue (well mostly)’
Gentians and Meconopsis
Gavin’s Sales table
Raffle

11th.October 2023
AGM
Election of office bearers
Speakers
Ian & Carole Bainbridge
Designing and building a Crevice Garden
Club Plant and Bulb Sales.

8th November 2023
Speaker
Melissa Simpson
 Developments at Dumfries House Gardens
Bulb Sales

13th. December 2023
Speaker
Richard Green - Balfron Station
‘China and Beyond’

10th.January 2024
Dinner and Social Evening
Chestnuts Hotel Ayr
7 for 7.30pm

14th.February 2024
Speaker
Frazer Henderson, West Lothian
Two 30 min talks on Aeoniums and
Socotra Archipelago off the horn of Africa

13th.March 2024
Speaker TBA

10th.April 2024
Speaker Brian Young - Topic TBC

Saturday 25th.May 2024
Plant sale and Teas in Alloway

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Re: Local Group Programmes 2023- 2024
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2023, 11:19:19 AM »
Edinburgh and Lothians Rock Garden Group

Hello Everyone

I can just about claim this as our summer update even if the mornings are beginning to feel somewhat autumnal! While you have not heard from us for a while we have been busy putting together an interesting programme for the coming 2023-2024 session with a few changes which we hope will see more of us getting together. However as I am still waiting for some final details for some of our talks in 2024 and our September meeting is fast approaching I thought it best to share with you all the programme up to the end of the year. All of our meetings this year will be in our usual venue of the Conference Room at RBGE.

Tuesday 12th September  at 1930hrs we will have the pleasure of welcoming Willie Campbell, retired Head Gardener at Gargunnock House, Mr Scottish Rhododendron Society and Meconopsis Group stalwart with a talk entitled “Botanical Travels- In Search of Plants in Wild Places” Not to be missed!

Tuesday 10th October at 1930hrs we will have the greatest double act since Morecambe and Wise with our own Aaron Marshall and Josh Tranter enthusing over their three week stay at Munich Botanic Gardens outstation, The Schachen, 2000m up in the Wetterstein Mountains, Germany. Complete with thunderstorms, storm and fantastic plants!

On Saturday 18th November we will have an all day celebration of our group and the plants we love. Starting at 1030hrs we will hold our brief AGM before moving on to our three special speakers-

David Trudgill, former Head of Zoology Department at SCRI, introduced seed of the Lesser Butterfly Orchid to his wildflower meadow twenty years ago, beginning a journey which now sees fourteen species of native orchids thriving there, He will share some of his knowledge and experience in 'Creating an Orchid Meadow and its potential Conservation value'.

Connor Smith, well known to many of us from his time here at RBGE, he is now in charge of the Rock Garden at Utrecht Botanic Gardens and will talk about this fascinating and unique garden.

Alan Oatway, Show Secretary of the admirable Kendal Show, is making the long trek north to talk to us about his travels looking for Washington Wildflowers.


I hope these whet your appetite for the coming months and I look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!

Best Wishes,
Scott Cook



Edinburgh & Lothians Rock Garden Group
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
20A Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

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Re: Local Group Programmes 2023- 2024
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2023, 08:51:37 PM »

West of Scotland Rock Garden Club
our October face-to-face meeting is on Monday:
"The Snowman's Flowers: botanising Bhutan's toughest trek" with Margaret Thorne
on Monday 9 October at 7.30pm

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The first meeting of our Winter season will be given by Margaret Thorne, who is an experienced plant hunter.  This is a physical face-to-face meeting (unfortunately not available on Zoom).  It takes place as usual in Baljaffray Church in Grampian Way, Bearsden in the north of Glasgow (G61 4RN for satnavs).  Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.  This talk is highly recommended if you haven't attended a Local Group meeting before, and we positively welcome visitors.  We look forward to seeing as many folks as possible on Monday.

The rest of our Monday night programme is as follows:
13 Nov - The Japanese Garden at Cowden - Nicola Dibley.
11 Dec - AGM & Members Night (with Christmas Fayre!).
8 Jan - Erythroniums in Cultivation - Ian Young (Virtual Meeting on Zoom only)
12 Feb - Around the World in 60 Minutes - Harry Jans (Virtual Meeting on Zoom only)
11 Mar - From Glasgow to Buchlyvie - Peter Semple
8 April - Truly Hardy Perennials - Helen Knowles, Tinniesburn Plants (plants for sale)
(Sat) 4 May - SRGC Glasgow Show at Baljaffray Church

Finally, remember the next SRGC 90th Anniversary Zoom Talk at 7.15pm on 21 October with Dave Toole speaking from New Zealand on 'Gardening in the South Island'  (see the SRGC website, click here for more detail of these events).

Your West of Scotland Rock Garden Club Team.
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Re: Local Group Programmes 2023- 2024
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2023, 07:33:20 PM »
Next Meeting of Perthshire Rock Garden Club

Good evening everyone,

Just a quick reminder of our next meeting which takes place on Tuesday 7th Nov at 7.30pm.

We look forward to welcoming Elspeth Macintosh who is giving us a talk on her lifetime in Alpines.

If anyone has any plants or produce, they would be gratefully received for the raffle.

Also, if you haven’t already added your name to the Rock Garden lunch, it isn’t too late to do so. Just let us know on Tuesday.

Look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.

Kind Regards
Audrey   

perthshire.rockgarden.club@fireflyuk.net
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Re: Local Group Programmes 2023- 2024
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2024, 05:36:57 PM »

West of Scotland Rock Garden Club
our January online talk takes place next Monday:
"Erythroniums in Cultivation"
with Ian Young
on Monday 8 January at 7.30pm GMT


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Re: Local Group Programmes 2023- 2024
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2024, 05:42:09 PM »
Please note that the Convenor of the Angus Group is Chris Hind
Telephone 07956 566127 

No programme is available meantime, so please contact the Group for details of any meetings.
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