Access to details of the activities of about 40 Local Groups.
National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
'We have a varied programme of meetings throughout the autumn to spring period, usually with outside speakers.'
'Meets on the last Wednesday of each month from September to April.'
Elizabeth Ashbrook Memorial Lecture
'We meet on the second Thursday in the month, September to April (inclusive).'
'The East Midlands Group (Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire & Lincolnshire) holds indoor meetings from September through to March. Before our meetings start there is an opportunity to browse plant and sundries stalls and try your luck at a free raffle.'
'The Gloucestershire Group has regular monthly meetings throughout the year to which visitors are always welcome. The winter meetings are usually devoted to lectures by visiting speakers and the summer meetings are a mixture of garden visits, social evenings and coach outings.'
>>> Grampian & Tayside Group Activities
'Organise a range of events, visits and activities which are open to all.' There is also a list of 'forthcoming events in this area'.
'We are one of the smaller NCCPG groups, but we have an enthusiastic membership and an eclectic mix of National Plant Collections ... We run a programme of talks, garden visits and social events ... Talks usually last about an hour, followed by refreshments and a chance to talk to the speaker and local members afterwards.'
'Established in 1983, the Society has gone from strength to strength with in excess of 300 members who enjoy a variety of events throughout the year. We have a full lecture programme during the winter months following the AGM in September and running through to early May.'
Manx Plant & Garden Conservation Society Group
'Although National Collections are central to the organisation, our Group is far from having an exclusive focus on them. We arrange a varied and interesting programme of lectures, practical demonstrations, social events and garden visits, as well as two excellent Plant Fairs each year which are attended by nurseries from Norfolk and elsewhere.'
'Our lectures take place at 2.30 pm on Saturday afternoons during the winter & spring.'
'The North Wales Group has regular meetings at 7.30 pm in the evening on the second Tuesday of every month, except August and December.'
'Meets regularly during the winter (September to April) ... Wednesday evenings.'
'Lectures will be on the second Monday of February, March, April, September, October and November. These are illustrated talks by knowledgeable speakers on various aspects of plants and horticulture. At each meeting there is a plant sale, raffle and refreshments.'
'Meets for monthly lectures on various aspects of plants and gardens, from September to May.'
'Our evening lecture meetings begin with coffee and a Members Plant Sale at 7.00 pm followed by the lecture at 7.15 pm ... second Tuesday of the month.'
Ron Sidwell Lecture