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Discussion Weekend
Friday 13 - Sunday 15 October 2023
Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey

This very popular weekend event is back, including a weekend of informative talks, a Plant Show and Plant Nurseries selling a variety of plants in the stunning setting of the Scottish Highlands.  

The Grant Arms Hotel is now full for rooms, and there is a waiting list for cancellations, although some Day Delegate places may still be available. Contact Julia (details below).


15.00 Arrival, Registration & checkin.
16.00-17.00 Show exhibitor's staging of plants.
18.00 Dinner in the restaurant
20.00 Scott Cook Jim Archibald Bulb Lecture "Bulbs at RBGE"  

07.00-9.00 Breakfast in the Restaurant
08.00-9.00 Show exhibitor's staging of plants.
09.00 Optional activities
09.30 Guided walk in area (organised by the hotel).
12.00 Lunch in the Restaurant
13.45 Adrian Cooper The Harold Esslemont Lecture: "A Plantsman's Garden" 
14.45 Ian Christie "Scottish Native Plants"
16.15 Geir Moen "Propagation and Cultivation of Alpines"
19.00 Gala Dinner
20.15 Presentation of Show Trophies
20.30 Plant Auction

07.00-9.00 Breakfast in the Restaurant
08.30-9.30 Show open.
09.30 Geir Moen The William Buchanan Lecture: "European Treasures"
10.30 Tea & coffee.
11.00 Ian Christie "Growing Alpines" 
12.00 Show closes.
12.15 Lunch in the Restaurant
13.30 Scott Cook "Alpines Plants at RBGE and Other Gardens" 
14.30 Mike Dale The John Duff Lecture: "A North of Scotland Plant Trail"
15.30 Closing Address
15.45 Tea & coffee

Please give details of your dates and room type in the booking form. If you need extra nights, we will book these for you. Extra nights are to be settled by you with the hotel on checking out. 

Please send the booking form together with the appropriate remittance, made payable to "Perthshire RGC Discussion Weekend", to the Registration Secretary (see contact details below). If you want to pay by bank transfer, ask and she will send you the details. 

The booking form was printed as the last page of the January 2023 Dryas newsletter, but a pdf of the booking form can also be downloaded here

First-time attendees: 
An annual bursary is offered to one member of the SRGC who has never been to a discussion weekend, covering the booking cost of the weekend. All other expenses such as travel or extra nights at the hotel must be met by the recipient. Members should ask their Group Convenor to nominate them, or make their submissions directly to the Registration Secretary as soon as possible.  A draw will take place to select one the lucky recipient on 8 July 2023.

Registration Secretary: 
Julia CORDEN, 13 Butchers Lane, East Dean, West Sussex, PO18 0JF  

Terms and conditions: 
Closing date: Your booking form and remittance must be received no later than 31st August 2023.
Cancellations: No refunds will be given for cancellations made after 31st August 2023.
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