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The International Rock Garden Conference 2021
« on: May 09, 2018, 05:46:17 PM »
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The International Rock Garden Conference 2021 is  progressing through further planning stages.

Advance notice for your diaries: the International Rock Garden Conference 2021 - a gathering for lovers of plants, gardens and mountains - will be held 08-11 May 2021 at Perth Concert Hall, Perth, Scotland.
Advance notice for your diaries:

SRGC looks forward to welcoming you all to Scotland in 2021.





  This  page  is  open for  your  comments about the  Conference :
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=15976.0
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Re: The International Rock Garden Conference 2021
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 05:09:17 PM »
They may look relaxed and comfortable, but here you see some of the 2021 committee hard at work on Saturday planning a fabulous event for May 2021. As well as the new SRGC President Julia Corden, their number includes no less than 4 past presidents, bringing much collected experience between them.

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Not shown,  Committee Members   Anton Edwards (well, just a knee is visible in the first pic) and  Matt Topsfield, who took the photos!
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Re: The International Rock Garden Conference 2021
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2020, 03:41:05 PM »
An International Rock Garden Conference takes place every 10 years. The 9th conference will be held in Perth, Scotland starting on Friday 7 May and finishing on Tuesday 11 May 2021.


The Venue for the conference is the prestigious Perth Concert Hall.  Further details can be found on the Perth Concert Hall website HERE

Activities, including the plant show, lectures and meals will be held within the main auditorium.  Trade nurseries selling plants, other events and extra evening sessions will be held both in the Foyer and in smaller rooms within the complex.
 

BOOKING IS NOW OPEN, and can be accessed by clicking the "Booking" and "Payment" links on this page......
2021 Conference

There  are  various  pages  linked to that  introductory  page  to give  you  all the  details!

We  hope to  welcome you  in Perth in  May 2021!


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Re: The International Rock Garden Conference 2021
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2020, 12:09:42 PM »
Be  aware that  many  accommodation suppliers will not  accept  bookings  more than a  year  in advance  so patience  needed to make  bookings  for  hotels etc after  May 2020 - plenty choices  available to suit  all pockets!
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Re: The International Rock Garden Conference 2021
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2020, 10:49:00 AM »
Speakers for the International Rock Garden Conference include Marcela Ferreyra, an expert in Patagonian flora, John Massey, a decorated plant breeder with specialist knowledge of hellebores and alpines, and Robert Rolfe, a celebrated author and alpine enthusiast. Join us in Perth, Scotland 7th-11th May 2021 for fun, games and PLANTS!

Speakers so far include:

Olga Bondareva – Russian Alpines
Hamish Brown – New Zealand Alpines
Ian Christie – Scottish Alpines and Orchids
Paul Cumbleton – South African Bulbs
Marcella Ferreya - Patagonia
Jim Jermyn – European Alpines
John Massey – Hellebores and Alpines
John Mitchell – 25 years of China
Johan Nilson – Himalaya
Jiři Papoušek – Tufa and Alpines
Robert Rolfe – Alpines in Cultivation
Anne Spiegel – Anne’s Rock Garden
Paul Spriggs – Crevice Gardens
Ian Young – Bulbs in Cultivation

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Re: The International Rock Garden Conference 2021
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 11:48:10 AM »
International Rock Garden Conference 2021

ALPINES'21 INTRODUCES...
PERTH, SCOTLAND

Our home for the International Rock Garden Conference 2021, Perth is an attractive and convenient city located in the centre of Scotland, well connected to many attractions near and further afield.

Our venue, the modern Perth Concert Hall is located on the northern edge of the city centre and provides all the facilities we need.

There are attractive gardens within the city, including Branklyn and the Bellwood Heather Garden. Further afield are delights including Scone Palace, Clunie House Gardens and Explorers at Pitlochry.

We hope delegates will enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Perth, Scotland.

Booking now open at: http://tinyurl.com/t5238vx

Early bird discount until 31 May 2020

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The River Tay flows through Perth

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Perth Concert Hall

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Bellwood  Heather  Garden

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Branklyn Garden

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Perth City Centre
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Re: The International Rock Garden Conference 2021
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2020, 06:23:29 PM »
Of  interest  to North American Rock Garden Society  members  :

The NARGS Tours and Adventures Committee has opened pre-registration for a botanizing tour of the Burren on Ireland’s west coast.
The tour date of May 4-7, 2021 is immediately prior to the Scottish Rock Garden Club’s (SRGC) International Rock Garden Conference.
The tour itinerary (HERE) and pre-registration information (HERE) are posted on the NARGS website.

 :)



 
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Re: The International Rock Garden Conference 2021
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2020, 05:49:45 PM »
International Rock Garden Conference 2021
ALPINES '21 INTRODUCES...PERTH, SCOTLAND

Booking now open at: http://tinyurl.com/t5238vx   where  further  details can be  found  too.

Booking  is  going  well  but  remember- book before  31st May 2020 to get  a  10% conference  discount!!

Early bird discount until 31 May 2020

Our home for the International Rock Garden Conference 2021, Perth is an attractive and convenient city located in the centre of Scotland, well connected to many attractions near and further afield.
Our venue, the modern Perth Concert Hall is located on the northern edge of the city centre and provides all the facilities we need.
There are attractive gardens within the city, including Branklyn and the Bellwood Heather Garden. Further afield are delights including Scone Palace, Cluny House Gardens and Explorers at Pitlochry.
We hope delegates will enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Perth, Scotland

Speakers for the International Rock Garden Conference include Marcela Ferreyra, an expert in Patagonian flora, John Massey, a decorated plant breeder with specialist knowledge of hellebores and alpines, and Robert Rolfe, a celebrated author and alpine enthusiast. Join us in Perth, Scotland 7th-11th May 2021 for fun, games and PLANTS!

Speakers so far include:

Olga Bondareva – Russian Alpines
Hamish Brown – New Zealand Alpines
Ian Christie – Scottish Alpines and Orchids
Paul Cumbleton – South African Bulbs
Marcella Ferreya - Patagonia
Jim Jermyn – European Alpines
John Massey – Hellebores and Alpines
John Mitchell – 25 years of China
Johan Nilson – Himalaya
Jiři Papoušek – Tufa and Alpines
Robert Rolfe – Alpines in Cultivation
Anne Spiegel – Anne’s Rock Garden
Paul Spriggs – Crevice Gardens
Ian Young – Bulbs in Cultivation

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Re: The International Rock Garden Conference 2021
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2020, 08:47:51 PM »
From Matt Topsfield, registration secretary and  Julia Corden SRGC President 

ALPINES'21 & CORONAVIRUS (SARS-COV-2 / COVID-19)

Dear delegates, friends and colleagues,

Following careful consideration and discussions between the 2021 Conference Committee, the SRGC Council and the AGS, we have taken the unanimous decision to cancel the "Alpines 2021” conference, due to the ongoing coronavirus (SARS-COV-2 / COVID-19) pandemic. We do this with a heavy heart, and hope you understand this was not an easy decision, but it is our belief that the effects of this virus will be felt for a considerable time. International travel, which is an essential part of any international conference is also likely to be curtailed through next year at least. Therefore, cancellation at this time is in the best interests of everyone's health and wellbeing.

The Scottish Rhododendron Society, the Rhododendron Species Conservation Group and the  Czech Rock Gardeners Society were pleased to be sponsorship partners to the Conference but understand the reasons to cancel.

REFUNDS
We are arranging for all booked delegates to receive a full refund of their registration fees. We have directly emailed all booked delegates with more information.

CONTACT US
The Alpines 2021 email address will remain active and regularly monitored for some time yet. If there are any problems or queries with your refund, please contact us at: alpines2021@gmail.com

We know that you will be as disappointed as we are, but we hope we can all meet again when circumstances permit.

Keep well all.

Best wishes,

Matthew Topsfield
Registration Secretary
International Rock Garden Conference 2021
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Re: The International Rock Garden Conference 2021
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2020, 08:50:23 PM »
I know  how  hard  the  SRGC committee  has  been working  and  how advanced  most of the  arrangements were - but  this  is  a  pandemic and we  cannot  expect  things  to return to "normal"  at any  speed, even if  the  crisis  passes  as  quickly as the  most  optimistic models hope for -  a difficult  decision to cancel the  event and  a  great disappointment  to many,  but the  right  one.   a difficult  decision but the  right  one.

This  is  very  sad  and we  can  only hope  to meet  again.
 
Well done  President  Julia  and   your  2021 committee for  taking the  brave  decision.

 MargaretYoung  SRGC Hon. Vice  President.
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