We hope you have enjoyed the SRGC Forum. You can make a Paypal donation to the SRGC by clicking the above button

Author Topic: Celebration of 90th Anniversary of SRGC - at RBGE 14th May 2023  (Read 457 times)

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44686
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
A Celebration of 90th Anniversary of SRGC - will be held at RBGE 14th May 2023 event being held at RBGEdinburgh.
 See all details here: https://www.srgc.net/add-event-20230514-RBGE.asp

Sunday 14 May 2023 (12.45am-5pm)
90th Birthday Anniversary Event
Caledonian Hall, RBGE, Edinburgh

This event will start with a welcome and short talk by our President Colin Crosbie. Then there will be visits to the Rock Garden, Woodland Garden and Alpine Yard where you can meet and talk with RBGE staff responsible for maintaining the alpine, rock and woodland plant collections. There will be opportunities to go behind the scenes at the alpine yard.  Then the event will culminate in a birthday cake cutting to celebrate our 90th anniversary.

Programme for the day:

Morning: Guests arrive
The morning is free to view the extent of the RBGE, and we suggest that you could picnic in nearby Inverleith Park, lunch at one of the many cafes in nearby Stockbridge, or else at one of the cafes at RBGE. (Note that picnicking is not allowed in the RBGE grounds themselves). 

12.45-1pm: Formal Gathering at RBGE
Guests meet at the Caledonian Hall venue - overlooking the RBGE Rock Garden.

1pm-1.30pm: Welcome address and talk
Guests welcomed to the event followed by a short talk on the 90-year history of the SRGC by Colin.

1.30pm-3.30pm: Garden Visits
An opportunity to explore the RBGE alpine and rock garden plant collections: Visit the Rock Garden, Woodland Garden and Alpine Yard where you can meet with RBGE staff responsible for maintaining the alpine, rock and woodland plant collections, including behind the scenes at the alpine yard. Guides will be on hand to take groups across from the Caledonian Hall to the alpine yard navigating the closed sections of the garden due to the Edinburgh Biomes refurbishment.

3.30pm: Celebratory Cake Cutting
A formal 90th Anniversary celebration, with cake and refreshments at the Caledonian Hall.

3.30pm-5pm: Garden Visits
Further opportunity to explore the gardens on your own, and chat and socialise.

There will be a modest charge for attending the day, to defray costs of refreshments, and this will be payable in cash at the door.  It is expected to cost 12 approximately.

If you plan to attend, then please email our secretary Hannah on hwilson@rbge.org.uk before 30 April, so she can book refreshments. Please include "SRGC 90th Anniversary RBGE Event" in the subject line of your email.
 
[ Guests cannot view attachments ]
 
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

 


Scottish Rock Garden Club is a Charity registered with Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR): SC000942
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal