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The Next Meeting:
As I'm sure you all already know the Alpine Garden Society was founded in late 1929. So to celebrate its 90th birthday we are very pleased to welcome the current President, Christopher Bailes, to speak to us at our meeting on Monday 2nd March. His subject will be "The Gondwana Garden - plant distribution in the Southern Hemisphere". Gondwana was the super-continent which broke up millions of years ago and formed South America, Africa, Australia and Antarctica. So we should have a very interesting evening finding out about the similarities and the differences in the plants native to these far-flung regions.
Reminder - Plants for sale! Although John Spokes retired from running Little Heath Farm Nursery a couple of years ago, he has now made arrangements with the person who now runs it to bring along some of her plants for sale. So come prepared!
Meetings are from 19:30 to 21:30, with the talk beginning at 20:00. Entry is £2 for Group members, £3 for visitors and free for children and students; this fee includes refreshments.
Classes for the March monthly competition:
Art 1 (cut flowers) section
· Four to six cut flowers from the exhibitor's garden displayed in vases (supplied). Not limited to a single bloom of any one plant.
· An arrangement of cut flowers or foliage grown in the exhibitor's garden, including dwarf shrubs, to be judged for quality, delicacy and artistic arrangement. No accessories allowed.
Art 2 section
· One photo of alpine(s) in the wild or in cultivation (can be submitted in advance by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org).
· One picture of alpine(s) in any medium.
· One piece of needlework depicting or inspired by alpines.
Monthly Meetings for the 2019 / 2020 Year: