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SRGC Show and Event Dates 2020
« on: July 16, 2019, 05:52:01 PM »
 2020 SHOW DATES

22 February: Early bulb, Dunblane
14 March: Kendal joint AGS/SRGC show
21 March: Dunblane show
28 March: Hexham Spring joint AGS/SRGC show
4 April:  Edinburgh & the Lothians show
18 April:  Perth show
25 April:  Highland (Nairn) show
2 May:  Glasgow show
23 May:  Aberdeen show
15 August: Dunblane Summer event
3 October: Hexham Autumn joint AGS/SRGC show - this date  has  been changed to 26 September 2020
9-11 October: Discussion Weekend
7 November  AGM and Autumn Festival, Scone 


SRGC EARLY BULB DAY SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2020 VICTORIA HALL, DUNBLANE, PERTHSHIRE
David Millward will talk at the event. He will give two talks based on his many travels in Turkey and Greece, in spring, summer and autumn, that will take us deep into the wild areas where the bulbs flourish. David is Edinburgh Show Secretary and chairman of the SRGC show secretaries committee. He has won several Forrest medals, including a couple for his magnificent pan of Narcissus obesus “Lee Martin form”. 
 
As usual there will be a number of nurseries selling a wide range of plants. We hope that members will support us by bringing many plants for the 50:50 plant sale, whose sales help to meet the costs of the event.
 
Further information will be in the 2020 Show Schedules or by contacting sandy.leven@btinternet.com

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Re: SRGC Show and Event Dates 2020
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 02:29:57 PM »
SRGC Early  Bulb Day will be  held  in  Dunblane, Perthshire,   at the  Victoria Hall, on Saturday 22nd February 2020
 David  Millward  will talk at the  event. He will give two talks based  on his  many travels  in Turkey and  Greece, in spring, summer  and  autumn, that will take  us  deep  into the  wild  areas where the  spring  bulbs  flourish. David  is  the  Edinburgh Show  Secretary and  chairman of the  SRGC Show  Secretaries committee. He  has won several Forrest  Medal, including a  couple  for  his  magnificent  pan of  Narcissus obesus  Lee Martin Form.  David, a  geologist,  co-authored  the  book, 'Alpine Plants: Ecology  for Gardeners' with John Good.

(Hardcover, 176 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by B.T. Batsford
Original Title
Alpine Plants: Ecology for Gardeners
ISBN
0713490179 (ISBN13: 9780713490176)

As  usual at the  early  bulb day there will be  a  number  of  nurseries selling a  wide  range  of  plants. We hope that  members will support  us  by bringing many  plants for the  50:50 plant sale, whose  sales will help to meet the  costs  of the  event.    Further  information will be  in the  2020 Show  Schedule.


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Re: SRGC Show and Event Dates 2020
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 02:31:21 PM »
Snowdrop day for SRGC will be  on Sunday 23rd February  ( the day after the Dunblane Early Bulb Day) -  cost will be £17 each

 Meet  Westmuir Hall 10am tea coffee a few home bakes then to Christie garden for tour of the special snowdrops (in Pots and Garden),  drive to Brechin Castle to view the large colonies of Galanthus nivalis and special  Galanthus plicatus
Bring a picnic or have lunch at Brechin castle Garden centre  (from £6 ).
 Speakers will be Sarah Rose Carlton speaking about st Andrews Botanic garden snowdrops plus Ian Christie speaking about special snowdrops.   

Another advert will be in next journal -  please contact Ian C. for further info, directions etc   -  ianchristie@btconnect.com     phone 01575572977 mobile 07918663717
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Re: SRGC Show and Event Dates 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 12:33:50 PM »
DUNBLANE SUMMER EVENT 2020

Saturday 15th August

Venue: The Victoria Hall, Dunblane.

Vojtěch Holubec will present two talks at the event:
‘Pamir and Kunlun - Islands of great alpines in the middle of deserts.’
‘The Celestial mountains (Central and East Tian Shan) a pearl of Central Asia. Selection of rarely visited places.'

Vojtěech is the author of The Tien Shan and its Flowers. A prominent member of the Prague Rock Garden Club, he travels extensively to photograph plants and wild habitats, recently mainly in China and Central Asia.
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Re: SRGC Show and Event Dates 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2020, 02:08:40 PM »
The  nurseries  expected  at the  Dunblane  Early  Bulb Day at  Victoria Hall, Dunblane  on  22nd  February 2020 are  :
Jonathon Harris, Snowdrops; Hartside; Jacques Amand; Ardfearn; Rumbling Bridge; MacPlants and Kevock   

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Re: SRGC Show and Event Dates 2020
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2020, 04:24:39 PM »
Edit :  Because  of the  corona virus pandemic the  SRGC is  mindful to protect  its  members  and the  public as  bet  we  can - thus event, shows  and  meetings, are  being  cancelled.  The  relevant  shows cancelled are  struck through on the  list  below.

 2020 SHOW DATES and  EVENTS   - coronavirus update - shows struck through on the  list  have  been cancelled

22 February: Early bulb, Dunblane
14 March: Kendal joint AGS/SRGC show
21 March: Dunblane show
28 March: Hexham Spring joint AGS/SRGC show

4 April:  Edinburgh & the Lothians show
18 April:  Perth show
25 April:  Highland (Nairn) show
2 May:  Glasgow show

16th -18th May David  Boyd  Event   in Mull
23 May:  Aberdeen show

29th -31st  May Gardening  Scotland  Show
15 August: Dunblane Summer event
19th September Late  Bulb Display, Aberdeen
26 September: Hexham Autumn joint AGS/SRGC show -
9-11 October: Discussion Weekend, Grantown on Spey
7th November  AGM and  Autumn Festival, Scone.


Full   SRGC Show  Schedules  for  2020 :  http://files.srgc.net/show_info/SRGCShowSchedules2020.pdf 

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Re: SRGC Show and Event Dates 2020
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2020, 07:14:12 PM »
Alpine Plant  Show  & Plant Fair 14th March 2020   plant  sales  from 10am -3.30pm, Show  Hall opens about  11am.
Kirkbie Kendal School, Lound  Road, Kendal  LA9 7EQ 

Organised  by the  Alpine  Garden Society in conjunction with Scottish Rock Garden Club

AGS/SRGC members  Free, non-members  entry  £3.

Specialist  nurseries  in attendance …… Aberconwy,  Edrom,  Harperley Hall,  Hartside, Kevock,  Laneside Hardy Orchids,   Pottertons, Slack Top. Summerdale House.

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Re: SRGC Show and Event Dates 2020
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2020, 04:02:10 PM »
Alpine Plant  Show  & Plant Fair 14th March 2020   plant  sales  from 10am -3.30pm, Show  Hall opens about  11am.
Kirkbie Kendal School, Lound  Road, Kendal  LA9 7EQ 

Organised  by the  Alpine  Garden Society in conjunction with Scottish Rock Garden Club

AGS/SRGC members  Free, non-members  entry  £3.

Specialist  nurseries  in attendance …… Aberconwy,  Edrom,  Harperley Hall,  Hartside, Kevock,  Laneside Hardy Orchids,   Pottertons, Slack Top. Summerdale House.

It is planned  for the  Kendal Show  to go ahead  on Saturday 14th March 2020 - but the  RHS Joint  Rock Committee  meeting  has  been cancelled.
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Re: SRGC Show and Event Dates 2020
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2020, 02:56:28 PM »
With the  Corona Virus pandemic causing  events  to  be  cancelled  or  postponed  across  the  world, we  must  expect  that  news  of  which events  will remain on the  calendar  to take  place  to change  rapidly
 We  will advise  here  of  changes  to SRGC events, as  decided  either  by  government  or  SRGC decision.

A couple of nurseries expected to attend the Kendal Show today pulled out from the event - this will be happening everywhere in the next while.
Whether or not nurseries decide to withdraw from any events, or the events themselves are cancelled, please bear in mind that these specialist nurseries do not have an easy time of business at the best of times, and many will lose substantial percentages of their income because of this situation, as I have just been reading about on Facebook from Tonkin's Nursery in Australia. Without these nurseries we would also lose out in a major fashion as hobby growers - saving the nurseries is definitely in our own interest!

Be kind - use mail order where you can!

Handy  list .....  ....http://files.srgc.net/journals/NurseryListSRGC.pdf      😁
 
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Re: SRGC Show and Event Dates 2020
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2020, 12:41:41 PM »
In the  light  of the  present  corona virus pandemic the  SRGC  Stirling Show at  Dunblane (previously  planned  for  21st March) has  been cancelled.

If you  know  of  anyone  who was  intending to go to the  show, please  let  them know  of this  change  of  plans. 

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Re: SRGC Show and Event Dates 2020
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2020, 09:19:14 PM »
"From Dave Millward, Convener of Show Secretaries:

The Edinburgh show, set for Saturday 4th April 2020 has been cancelled. This follows the latest advice issued by government regarding the current Covid-19 pandemic. We were all looking forward to a good spring show at Fairmilehead and we are sad to have to take this action, but it is for the best I'm sure.

With the cancellation of the Edinburgh show, all the Scottish spring shows and the joint AGS/SRGC show in Hexham will not now take place. A decision on the autumn events will be made later in the year when we have more up to date information.

Unfortunately, the cancellation of the shows programme will have significant financial consequences for the nurseries who provide us with such a wonderful range of plants for showing and for our gardens. Though we will not be able to visit their stalls at shows, can I encouarge all of us to consider ordering plants from those nurseries that have mail-order or alternative arrangements. Please visit their websites to see what 'goodies' are available.

I hope all members will stay well and do enjoy your gardens this spring."

SRGC list of specialist nurseries – to aid  retail therapy and help our nurseryfolk friends  - is  available  -   https://t.co/z0xWytEsMm?amp=1
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Re: SRGC Show and Event Dates 2020
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2020, 09:19:45 PM »
David Boyd SRGC Event in Mull -previously planned for May 2020.

Due to the Corona virus crisis the David Boyd Event in Mull has been cancelled. We are grateful to all those  who had expressed interest on supporting the  event.           
It is  hoped  that we can organise another trip to Mull in the future.

As you are all no doubt aware, the situation with Coronavirus is rapidly changing, and the advice is changing accordingly. We know that this is a worrying time for everyone and have taken this decision to protect our members and do our part in flattening the COVID-19 curve through social-distancing measures.
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Re: SRGC Show and Event Dates 2020
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2020, 02:45:28 PM »
CANCELLATION - GARDENING SCOTLAND 2020 19th March 2020

"Following the latest Government advice surrounding measures to combat the spread of Coronavirus, we have no option but to cancel Gardening Scotland 2020.

This would have been our 21st anniversary show and preparations for it were well advanced, however the safety of our visitors, exhibitors, volunteers, contractors and staff must always be our first priority and so there is no alternative but to cancel this year’s event.

We know that many of you were looking forward to the national celebration of growing and gardening but we are confident too that you will support our decision

Gardening Scotland is a charity and we are a small team, all of whom are now working remotely, so please bear with us while we plan our next step. To help us keep our phone lines open, we would please request that you don’t call us: further information about potential postponement and our refunds policy etc will be communicated next week."


Richard Green of  SRGC  had  already  commented that " I am organising the SRGC Stand rota, and think it will be a bit difficult to fill the slots this time round, don't you? Stan and I have scored our attendance out of our diaries already... "

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