‘Flowers from the Avenue of the Volcanoes (AGS expedition to Ecuador)’

‘Flowers from the Avenue of the Volcanoes (AGS expedition to Ecuador)’

This Talk has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus and will take place at a latter date.

Caroline Seymour, who recently joined our East Surrey group,talks about her fascinating trip to Ecuador as part of the 2018 Alpine Garden Society tour to Ecuador and Peru. Caroline says; "It is difficult to imagine alpine plants growing at the Equator, but they do. Tracing the changes in habitat as we climb up the mountains takes us through massive variation in the flora, from giants down to the tiniest plants underfoot."

Photographs with thanks to Caroline Seymour,

main; Espeletia pycnophylla. insert; Puya aequatorialis.

Share this story

This story was shared by

Alpine Garden Society - East Surrey Group logo

Alpine Garden Society - East Surrey Group

Welcome to East Surrey Alpine Garden Society

Alpines are small plants packing a large punch – shrubs, small bulbs, herbaceous plants and orchids from all over the world that are at home in a rock or small woodland garden, hardy in UK winters, or offering stunning displays in an unheated greenhouse or frame.

We're a friendly bunch meeting each month to share and encourage cultivation and interest in alpines. We can offer information and inspiration, with illustrated talks by enthusiastic speakers, often world authorities in their field.

As well as that vital opportunity to pick other people’s brains over a cuppa, you can enjoy our display table, and have a pop at the raffle.

Gardener, photographer, plant hunter, mountain walker, or couch gardener, everyone is welcome. Admission is £1. (Annual Membership just £7). We are affiliated to the national Alpine Garden Society (http://www.alpinegardensociety.net)

We meet
on the Third Tuesday of each month at Christ Church Hall, Christ Church Road, Epsom, KT19 8NE . Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start.

There is a car park outside the Church. We are 3/4 mile from Epsom Station, and it's 5 minutes on the E10 bus towards Stamford Green, departing from stop N at the station to the Church.

Contact:Bob Charman, (Chairman) for more information: 0208-660-7459 charman678@btinternet.com





East Surrey AGS Programme 2022

Jan 18th .........Galanthus..............................................................Trevor Wiltshire (Zoom)

Feb 15th .........Plant Photography –Telling a Story .........................Adrian Davies (Zoom)

Mar 15th.........Thyme in the Wild.....................................................Margaret Easter (Zoom)

From April 2022 the plan is to return to live talks at Epsom

April 19th.......Plants and Castles of Transylvania ..........................Razvan Chisu

May 17th.........Kyrgyzstan and the Roof of the World .....................Bob Charman

June 21st.........An AGS Intern's Adventures in Growing and Showing...........Alex O’Sullivan

July 19th..........The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Travels in Japan..........Diane Clement

Aug 16th...........
Trillium's and Woodland Plants of North America................Dr Keith Ferguson

Sep 20th.........TBC

Oct 18th.........TBC

Nov 15th........AGM & Members Talks

Dec Date TBC .........Christmas Social Event





















Find out more about Alpine Garden Society - East Surrey Group

Join our mailing list

Email updates

Cancel Join now

A member of

Surrey

A community brought to you by Surrey Residents Network

Epsom

A community brought to you by interests.me