‘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.

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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 first 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

Programme of Events for 2021


Meetings for 2021 will be held on Zoom until further notice and will be on the Third Tuesday of the month.

If you would an invite to one of our meetings or to join please contact Bob Charman (see above).

19/01/21.......Harry Jans......''Around the World with (Alpine Plants) in 60-minutes''

16/02/21.......Trevor Wiltshire.........''The Garden at Pencarn''

16/03/21.......Andrew Cleave...........''The Orchids of Italy's Gargano Penninsula''

20/04/21.......Timothy Walker........''Tenerife-a Botanical Honey Pot and Evolutionary laboratory''

18/05/21......Jon Evans................''Picos de Europa in May'' Part1

15/06/21.......Peter Savage........''All About Hostas''

20/07/21.....John Lonsdale.......''Woodland Treasures''





















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