'AGS Local Groups usually meet once a month during the Autumn, Winter and Spring. The winter meetings usually involve lectures on alpines and rock plants, and how to grow them. In the Spring, most groups organise garden visits and trips as well as their own local flower shows. The program for most local groups is listed here, as well as a list of venues and contacts ...'
>>> Monthly Meetings
'Meet on the first Monday of the month, excluding January.'
'We hold a series of Evening Meetings from January to December, with the exception of May, June and July.'
Roy Elliott Memorial Lecture
Meetings '3rd Friday, 7.30 pm, September to May. Subscription: £10 per person; Visitors £2'.
Holymoorside URC Hall, Cotton Mill Hill, Holymoorside, North East Derbyshire, S42 7EZ, East Midlandswww.alpinegardensociety.net/groups/Chesterfield-and-District/programme/
'The group meets on the second Sunday of the month, January to May and September to December. Doors open at 2.30 pm and the meeting starts at 3.00 pm.'
'We hold monthly meetings on the second Friday from September to May, except where it coincides with Easter when another day may be arranged ... starting at 7.30 pm.'
'We are a local group of friendly folk who meet on the second Tuesday of the month between September and April. Meetings take place at 7.30 pm.'
'We hold meetings on the first Wednesday of every month ... from 7.15 pm. We invite a range of speakers to talk to us about alpines from around the world.'
>>> Derby Group Programme [PDF]
'Meet at 7.30 pm on the first Wednesday of every month Sept-May.'
'We meet ... every month excluding July and August. We usually meet in July in the garden of one of our members for a social party. All other meetings are at Longdown on the third Thursday in the month at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Meetings usually take the form of a lecture by an eminent speaker.'
'We have been established for over 50 years and are a group of enthusiastic gardeners, many of whom have a wide knowledge of things alpine. Come and meet us ... on the second Monday of the month, at 7.30 pm for an 8.00 pm start, September to April.'
'The Group meets every month from September to May, usually on the second Tuesday of the month. Meetings take the form of an illustrated lecture or a demonstration, followed by refreshments.'
'Our meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday in the month (except for December) from September to May ... Tea, coffee and biscuits are served at each meeting (except December when wine and soft drinks are available). At most meetings there is a raffle, library, plant sales, and display table.'
'We have a series of monthly lectures from the end of September until June. Lecturers are specialist nurserymen, plant hunters and travellers with a camera from the AGS's list of experts. Meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of the month ... Meetings start at 3.00 pm. There is a charge of £1.50 per meeting, but this entitles you to free refreshments.'
Meetings 'usually 2nd Saturday of month Sept. to April. 2.00 for 2.30 pm'.
>>> Leicester Group Programme [PDF]
'Meet at 7.30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month Sept-May.'
>>> AWAITING LINK
'This is a small friendly group that meet in most months of the year on Wednesday evening ... These events are very informal and will commence with friendly chatter amongst members prior to 7.30 pm when the lecturer is introduced. The speakers who are invited from around the country will present the talk using slides or digital images and topics vary greatly ... Questions may be asked at the end of the talk, thereafter hot drinks are available. The meeting will conclude by 9.30 pm.'
Meet on the first Friday of each month. No meetings July, August. 7.45 pm for 8.00 pm start.
'Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month ... Speakers at the meetings include alpine experts, nursery owners, and experienced alpine travellers.'
Len Beer Memorial Lecture
>>> Northampton Group Meetings ...
Meets 'on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm (excluding April and August) ... Each meeting has a talk, demonstration or lecture with slides. There are also refreshments, plant display table, raffle, plant and book sales as well as a chance to solve garden and plant problems, seek advice, or just relax'.