JANUARY - The Most Flowery Places in the World - Dr. Bob Gibbons

JANUARY - The Most Flowery Places in the World - Dr. Bob Gibbons

January can be a chilly and inhospitable month, so it is always good to have some colour in our lives at this time of year.

Bob Gibbons is a renowned botanist, author and tour leader, who is based in Dorset but has travelled across much of Europe and the world, in search of wildlife. He set up Natural History Travel 25 years ago, offering high quality natural history and photography tours.

After working for many years in nature conservation, he is now a freelance author, photographer and lecturer, and we are fortunate to have the chance to listen to some of his stories, and see some of his wonderful photography.

Do come along, for a glorious, technicolour evening.
08 Jan 2019 at 7:30pm
until 08 Jan 2019 at 10:00pm
Christ Church Hall
Christ Church Road
KT19 8NE

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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 Christchurch Hall, Christchurch 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 2019

Tuesday 8 January: "The Most Flowery Places in the World" - Bob Gibbons

Tuesday 5 February: "Gardens of Japan" - Colin Jones

Tuesday 5 March "Autumn in the Peloponnese" - Arthur Nicholls

Sunday 31st March: World of Alpines at RHS Wisley in the Glasshouse Gallery 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Tuesday 2 April "Geophytes and Flora of Israel and Palestine" - James Miller

Tuesday 7 May "Growing Auriculas for Pleasure" - James Smallwood

June to December talks: Details to follow.

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