Dear supporter,

This newsletter contains details of our book sales and future events as well as news from the Seed Exchange. It’s not long now until our shows will start again, with the South Wales show taking place on 18 February. Come and visit us there or at other shows up and down the country for a chance to see and buy amazing alpine plants.

January Sale

Field guides, travel books, the RHS Plant Finder 2022, AGS calendars and snowdrop tea-towels are now on sale. Grab yourself a real bargain and place your order while stocks last!

Free postage to the UK!

Order here

Last seed orders

Because of postal delays, we have extended the closing date for a main order to 9 January 2023. The last date for a surplus order will be 15 January 2023!

Order seeds here

If you have already placed your order and are wondering where it is, here’s a message from our Seed Exchange Manager, Diane Clement:

"All seed work is undertaken by volunteers and we do take a fortnight break from seed picking over Christmas and New Year as the premises are closed at that time. We do pick orders from seed donors first and we aim to pick their orders and post out before Christmas. We do sometimes start on non-donors' orders before Christmas but that depends on the number of orders and the number of volunteers coming in to do the work. I am sure you will appreciate that the bad weather before Christmas and the amount of Covid still around has affected the progress of our work, but due to excellent help from many volunteers we are on task for this year. So the bulk of orders from non-donors is picked and posted after Christmas."

Zoom talks

Join us Tuesday, January 17th at our the first lecture this year: Early Summer in the Western Alps by Razvan Chisu. You can book this talk and others on our website below

Book here

AGS Snowdrop Day

There is still time to book your ticket for the AGS Snowdrop Day, which will take place on Saturday 4th February 2023, 9.30am to 4.00pm, at Ford Hall, Lilleshall National Conferencing Centre, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9AT.

There will be three lectures on the day: Jim Almond "Cultivation of Species Snowdrops"; Joe Sharman "Any Colour but White" and Bob & Rannveig Wallis "Wildings and Foundlings".

Nurseries attending: Andy Byfield, Avon Bulbs, Edulis Nursery, Ivycroft, Jim Almond, Monksilver. This event has always sold out, so book now to be sure of your place at the AGS Snowdrop Day 2023.

Book here

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