Season’s Greetings

The Alpine Garden Society would like to take this opportunity to thank all of its members and friends for their continued support, and wish them health, happiness and prosperity in 2023!

AGS Centre Opening Hours

The AGS Centre will be closed from Wednesday 21st December and will reopen on Thursday 5th January.

From 5th January 2023, opening hours will change to 10am – 4pm, Monday – Thursday, excluding bank holidays.

Protecting the future of the AGS

Members can now learn what was discussed at the Annual General Meeting 2022, including plans to implement changes that will insure the future financial stability of our Society. These pages are members-only so please log in when accessing the link below.

AGM Presentation

Seed Exchange

This year there are thousands of options to choose from with a good selection of wild collected seed, damp-packed Hepaticas and other ephemerals, and a very good range of Cyclamen species and cultivars.

Members can order seeds online until 6 January 2023. If you want to order seeds but you’re not a member yet, why not join us today?

Order your seeds online

Zoom Lectures 2023

Our tour around the world in search of alpines continues in spring next year, book your tickets now (free to AGS members)

Tuesday 17 January 2023 Razvan Chisu, Early Summer in the Western Alps

Wednesday 22 February 2023 Alan Ayton, Alpine Flora of Australia

Tuesday 21 March 2023 Jiří Papoušek, Dionysias in Iran - travelling with the CIA

Tuesday 18 April 2023 Harry Jans, Botanical tour through the South Island of New Zealand

Book your ticket here

AGS YouTube Channel

Check our YouTube Channel which hosts previous Zoom lectures, which are now available for all to enjoy for free.

Watch here

AGS Snowdrop Day

Tickets are now on sale to members and non-members alike 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 now

AGS Tours 2023

In 2023 the AGS will organise tours to Bolivia (23 March to 11 April), Crete (1 April to 8 April) and Western Alps (5 June to 12 June).

Greentours and ViraNatura also organise botanical tours exclusively for AGS members.

Find our complete tour offer here

AGS National Shows & Plant Fairs 2023

Find below the 2023 Calendar of AGS Shows and Plant Fairs, complete with venue information, opening times, etc. Some information is provisional, so always check the AGS website for the latest details. Please note that there are some new venues for Shows next year.

AGS Shows & Plant Fairs

AGS Calendar 2023

You can now order your calendar for £6.99 (UK postage free)

Buy your Desk Calendar here
Buy your Wall Calendar here

Not a member yet? Join us today to

Receive a superb quarterly journal (Print & Digital)
• Have access to regular free Zoom lectures on specialist topics
• Support our conservation and education projects in the UK and abroad
• Support our rock garden at Pershore
• Enjoy free entry to over 20 national flower shows & plant fairs
• Have access to our seed exchange which offers thousands of different varieties of seeds every year
• Take part in exclusive botanical tours led by experts
• Be part of a community of passionate gardeners and like-minded people

Join us now