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Maggi Young

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CZECH ROCK GARDEN SOCIETY (CZRGS):
A new society combining  local groups to promote the Czech love of rock garden plants in true rock garden settings: http://czrgs.cz/about-us.html

CZRGS have selected for their emblem their best alpine plant Primula minima forma sudetica: it is a beauty from the fell-fields (alpine stony ridges) of Mt. Sněžka (the highest peak in the Krkonoše Mts. in NW of Czech Republic***). The charming, stylised logo is shown above.



The main object of this group, apart from publishing an online journal, with which the IRG is very pleased to cooperate, is to bring photogalleries of rock gardens and ,their major project will be the organisation of the 2nd CZECH INTERNATIONAL ROCK GARDEN CONFERENCE  8)
http://czrgs.cz/conference.html

Reservation, pricing and other details, will be available on their website later on: if you wish to be notified, please e-mail to conference@czrgs.cz

Conference Dates :   2nd to the 5th May 2013

Place:  The Town  of Tabor, situated 90 km south of Prague See the website for links to videos of the town and the conference venue.




Speakers:
Ian Young, (Scotland) 
Martin Sheader (England )
Peter Korn (Sweden)
Dieter Zschummel (Germany)
Vladimir Epiktetov (Kazakhstan)
Michal Hoppel (Poland)
Zdenek Zvolanek, (CZ)
Vojtech Holubec (CZ)
Jiri Papousek (CZ)


POST CONFERENCE GARDEN TOUR
Dates 6th  to 10th May 2013

The post conference tours are designed for maximally 120 delegates, which do the circling rock gardens in 4 buses with our experienced guides. The tours are prepared for 5 days, visiting 20 rock gardens (many of them have the sale of alpines, rock garden plants, dwarf shrubs and dwarf conifers/witches brooms) and Prague downtown with the famous May Rock Garden Show.

Conference committee:
Zdenek Zvolanek – chairman
Jiri Papousek
Milena Foltanova
Petr Divis
Vojtech Holubec



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« Last Edit: May 18, 2013, 11:01:59 AM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Introduction:2nd International Czech Rock Garden Conference - 2-5 May 2013
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 09:35:42 PM »
Maggi, thanks a lot for your help.
I hope to see many forumists in Czech Republic in 2013. There will be plenty of time and opportunities for networking, so don't miss it. We will also appreciate if you spread this info in your local clubs. If you have also some nice memories from 2007, can you please share them here.
Roztoky, elevation 175 m, West border of Czech capital Prague, by Vltava river

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Re: Introduction:2nd International Czech Rock Garden Conference - 2-5 May 2013
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 09:44:57 PM »
Put my name down please

Hi Jiri!
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When the swifts arrive empty the green house

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Re: Introduction:2nd International Czech Rock Garden Conference - 2-5 May 2013
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 09:50:09 PM »
Dear Jiri... the forum already has many pages of reports about that wonderful event in 2007 :

 From my first pleas for photos for those of us who could not attend.........
 http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=471.0

Czech Conference  May 2007 - The show
http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=501.0

The tours:

http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=498.0
http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=500.0
http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=504.0
http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=505.0

Pages and pages about the wonderful conference, the great show of plants, the many tours to fantastic gardens.... all the great people the vistors met... it is all here!

I have not spoken to anyone who attended the first conference who is not happily looking forward to the second. I expect many forumists who attended will tell of their intentions to travel again.... I know several who are waiting to make their bookings!
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Re: Introduction:2nd International Czech Rock Garden Conference - 2-5 May 2013
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 09:53:21 PM »
Hi Mark, I wondered  who will react first :) ;D
No problem you are on the list and you should start to save money for plants purchase.
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Re: Introduction:2nd International Czech Rock Garden Conference - 2-5 May 2013
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 10:14:59 PM »
I could pay now to make sure I have a seat and room  :D but that's my snowdrop spending money.

Any forum member who is in to plants should go. It's unbelievable what the Czechs can do in their gardens with plants
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Re: Introduction:2nd International Czech Rock Garden Conference - 2-5 May 2013
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2012, 03:51:16 AM »
Otto, Viv, Cynthia, Will and I have all indicated a willingness to attend! Are you really coming as well, Maggi? It would be grand if you did!
I hope we can afford the time to stay for the post-conference tour as well! Last time, my personal Post Conference Tour took me to Stockholm, Goteborg, Perthshire, Pitlochry, Edinburgh and Aberdeen!
cheers
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Re: Introduction:2nd International Czech Rock Garden Conference - 2-5 May 2013
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2012, 09:43:54 AM »
Maybe this year we go to Peter Korn to work up some hunger, and then next year take on the wonders of Czech gardens! I have a taster on a DVD I was given, and some great talks we have had by people who have visited before. (Would love to hear Ron Ratko having had much seed from him in the past).
Dr. Timothy John Ingram. Nurseryman & gardener with strong interest in plants of Mediterranean-type climates and dryland alpines. Garden in Kent, UK. www.coptonash.plus.com

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Re: Introduction:2nd International Czech Rock Garden Conference - 2-5 May 2013
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2012, 12:08:27 PM »
 A  Young Alpine Parrot brought into the friendly crowd of Forumists an evergreen branch and the news about our Second International conference in May 2013. Now it is the right time for the senior of Czech rock gardeners to write a short e-invitation.

May is always a charming time in the  Central European steppe; for poets it is time of love and for the keen plant photographers it is a time of harvest. The Czech warm limestone steppes have a May Show with  Adonis vernalis and Prague Rock Garden Club will prepare its outcrops and shop for foreign visitors at the same time.

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 Adonis vernalis in Czech steppe –Vlastimil Braun


 The  last conference had minimum of mistakes (some speakers had no idea how to finish in time and the record amount of lectures did not provide enough free time for personal conversations. We plan to have at most 10 lectures and one competitive stone work shop. Conference hall and hotel are built in the structures of old brewery and the capacity of the hall is double than in our First Conference. We can have more delegates for this venue and people can enjoy quiet time in the very medieval Old Town  of Tábor.
 
There is no rush to book your place just for the Conference (the fee will be paid after September 2012) but the Post Conference Tour is limited to 120 persons (four buses with guides). We will show you new rock gardens and improved old rock gardens. During the  last six years the assortment of rock garden plants changed a lot for the better. Many unknown plants will be seen there.

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Adonis vernalis in buds- Tomáš Vavřina


  The early bird who asked for first registration was Olga Bondareva (with other Russian lady). Irish Mark Smyth is the third delegate and the large Australian delegation is great surprise! I am sure that with the help of Czech Pilsen lagers and Moravian wines we can achieve a warm snake session microclimate at the place! Please come and do not spare your horses.

 Thanks to our sister the SRGC and our kind mom Maggi Young for their help to spread our news,

   sincerely,
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Re: Introduction:2nd International Czech Rock Garden Conference - 2-5 May 2013
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2012, 12:12:37 PM »
This conference will also have a super post conference tour attached to it... so see all details of both conference an tour in the Trips and Travel section  8)

See here.......
http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=8484.0

You can make any comments etc there.  :)
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Re: Introduction:2nd International Czech Rock Garden Conference - 2-5 May 2013
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2012, 10:10:50 PM »
Hello Zdenek and Jiri,
please remember what we talked last autumn at Würzburg and don't
forget to put Elke and me to your list for the conference and the tour.
Cheers Rudi
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2012, 10:24:13 PM »
Those Adonis are stunning. Mine always flower on top of tall stems.
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2012, 11:07:43 PM »
Now thats something to look forward to.

Angie  :)
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2012, 08:32:32 AM »
Hello Rudi,
my dear translater, of course you are both there ;D 
Not really gardening time here with minus 15 C, just leaving for ice skating
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Re: Introduction:2nd International Czech Rock Garden Conference - 2-5 May 2013
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2012, 04:14:58 PM »
Hello Jiri, just sent a message to the link here, please reserve 2 places for Ann and I look forward to seeing you here in April,cheers Ian the Christie kind.
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