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The Next Meeting:


Our next meeting is on Monday 2nd September, when Paul Cumbleton will be telling us all about the Alpine Plants of the Wasatch and Ruby Mountains in the USA.

Meetings are from 19:30 to 21:30, with the main event 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 September monthly competition: 



 Class 1: One pan Gentian

 Class 2:  One pan Cyclamen

 Class 3:  One pan rock plant in flower exc Gentian and Cyclamen

 Class 4: Three pans rock plants for foliage effect

 Novice 1: One pan rock plant in flower

 Novice 2: One pan rock plant for foliage effect

 Artistic 1:  One entry from the Art 1 (cut flower) section below

Artistic 2: One entry from the Art 2 section below


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 mail@bedfordshirealpines.com).

         One picture of alpine(s) in any medium.

         One piece of needlework depicting or inspired by alpines.



Monthly Meetings for the 2018 / 2019 Year:

Please note that the May meeting will be on the second Monday to avoid the Bank Holiday.





5th November 2018

Jon Evans

Blackthorn Nursery Part 1 (January - May)

3rd December 2018

Liz Livermore

Carl Linnaeus and Uppsala Botanical Gardens

4th February 2019

Simon Wallis

Growimg Alpines at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

4th March 2019

David Haselgrove

Western Australia 

1st April 2019

Maren Talbot

Native Orchids of The British Isles

13th May 2019

Jim Almond

Fritillarias and Other Choice bulbs

3rd June 2019

Vic Aspland

Evia: Greece's Forgotten Island

1st July 2019

Razvan Chisu

Romanian Alpine Plants

5th August 2019

Members Evening


2nd September 2019

Paul Cumbleton

Alpines of the Wasatch & Ruby Mountains, USA

7th October 2019