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Author Topic: Himalayan Weekend - Lockerbie 22-23 June 2019 - SRGC 3rd David Boyd Event  (Read 2253 times)

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Himalayan Weekend - Lockerbie  22-23 June 2019 - SRGC 3rd David Boyd Event

Enthusiasts of  Himalayan plants and flowers are invited to gather in the border town of Lockerbie  22nd- 23rd June 2019, to take  part in the  3rd SRGC Event  in  memory  of the late plantsman, David Boyd.

All Welcome!! A contribution of  £5 per day is payable at the  event to offset expenses.

There will be talks,  a meeting of the  RHS Joint Rock Garden Plant  Committee, plant sales and  garden visits - all details  below. 

The event is organised  by the  SRGC in partnership with the  Meconopsis Group, RBGE, The Caley (RCHS) and the  Scottish Rhododendron Society. 

Main events will be in the  Lockerbie Town Hall, High Street, Lockerbie DG11 2ES

Tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes will be on sale, but you are asked to bring your own picnic lunch.





 pdf with all details to  download : * Himalayan Day SRGC 2019.pdf (172.68 kB - downloaded 122 times.)

Link from Visit  Scotland  website   for different  accommodation choices  in Lockerbie and  vicinity :
https://www.visitscotland.com/info/accommodation/search-results?prodtypes=acco&loc=Lockerbie&locplace=3351&locprox=1&areaproxdist=10&stay=&endDate=&r1a=2&r1children=0&r1infants=0&r1c=0&avail=off



Primula sherriffiae in the wild - photo Sonam Wangchan
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Only £5  per  day to attend this  exciting event  in Lockerbie.  All Welcome!
This  notice  is  from the  RHS  journal, The  Garden ....

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Programme  timetable for the Himalayan Weekend

SATURDAY
Hall open from 9.00am
Speakers on Saturday
10am David Knott (R.B.G. Edinburgh and The Caley) ‘The Himalayas’
11am Willie Campbell (The Scottish Rhododendron Society) and David Chamberlain (The Scottish Rhododendron Society) ‘Rhododendrons in the Wild’
2pm Margaret Thorne (Meconopsis Group) ‘Meconopsis in the Wild’
3pm onwards ............Garden Visits

SUNDAY
Hall open from 9.00am
Speakers on Sunday
10am Tim Lever (Aberconwy Nursery) ‘High Himalayan Alpines in the Wild’
11am Ian Christie (The Scottish Rock Garden Club) Meconopsis, Ericaceae and Cypripediums in the wild and how to grow them.
2pm Mike Thornley (Glenarn Garden and The Gardens of Argyll) ‘On the wild side; growing Rhododendrons in Scotland’
3pm onwards .........Garden Visits
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RE: loss  of  Tim Roberts  Talk

Oh dear that was the one talk that I was looking forward to.
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All welcome  to attend this  weekend event - no need to be  an SRGC member, or to  book in advance.
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!


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From Hartside Nursery.....

"Busy few days ahead. Come and see us at the Threave Gardening Show at Castle Douglas on Fri., Sat. and Sunday or @ScottishRockGC event at Lockerbie on Saturday and Sunday. The Nursery will also be open as usual and the sales benches are well stocked with a wide range of plants."

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Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!


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Some  photos from the  Himalan Event .....

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En route to ScottishRockGC Himalayan weekend -  DevilsBeeftub photo David  Knott


Lockerbie Town Hall with  SRGC  banners


Sheep queue for  event  with  President Julia


The  Town Hall


Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!


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The  Talks begin .... photos  D. Knott

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A younger David Chamberlain in picture  at Tales of a Traveller in search of Himalayan Rhododendrons @ScottishRockGC Himalayan weekend

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Margaret Thorne   Meconopsis in the Wild @ScottishRockGC Himalayan weekend
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Photos  from President  Julia  of  Garden visit, to Craigieburn near Moffat as  part  of the  event.
A beautiful gem with Prayer Flags, Prayer Wheels, a Stupa and an amazing gardener Dawa.



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Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!


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more  from  Craigieburn...


Loving this  little tin prayer wheel - with a tin of  WD40 to keep it in good  order!

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Sandy Leven's  report  from this  exciting weekend   is  now  online  :
 http://files.srgc.net/Showreports/Lockerbie-report2019.pdf

 This report  finishes with a  poignant  image  of the  stained  glass  memorial of  the  flags  of all the  countries  of the  victims  of the  Lockerbie  Air  Disaster in 1988.
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!


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Sandy Leven's  begins  his report  from  one  of the  Gardens visited  during the  Himalayan Weekend event  at Lockerbie.  He  begins with the  Craigieburn Garden Part 1  ...
 http://files.srgc.net/Showreports/Lockerbie-garden-Craigieburn1.pdf

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Thanks, Maggi, for posting the link to Sandy's report.
As usual he has done an excellent job  :)
Hopefully Craigieburn House will be open for visiting when we visit Scotland for the Alpines Conference in 2021  ;D
cheers
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