Alpine Garden Society

Alpine Garden Society

At a glance

Causes

  • Environment

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
International

Objectives

To promote an interest in all aspects of alpine plants, their cultivation in rock gardens and plant conservation in natural habitats. We are a membership organisation, publish a quarterly Journal for members, operate a seed exchange, make awards available for horticultural study, operate botanical tours for members to see plants in their natural habitats and publish alpine plant information.

Activities

The Alpine Garden Society was established in 1929. The main purpose of the Society was, and still is, to educate its members and the general public in all matters relating to alpine plants. Over the years this has been achieved by staging National Shows, publishing a quarterly Journal and books on alpines and by organising talks, events and conferences. The Society also stages around 20 flower shows each year across the UK featuring alpine plants. Our own garden in Pershore is open each year in support of the National Garden Scheme.

We are passionate about the conservation of alpine plants and as a registered charity, we fund cultivation and conservation projects across the UK and abroad. We also encourage the development of knowledge and skills in the alpine field by funding a Trainee Scheme.

Our members enjoy benefits such as expert-led tours all over the world and access to one of the biggest seed exchanges in the world.

Current opportunities

The current President of the Alpine Garden Society, David Morris, is due to step down and the Trustee Board invites applications for a...