Members Weekend 2024
Plant Heritage Members Day weekend and annual Plant Exchange organised by our Dumfries & Galloway Group.
MEMBERS’ DAY 2024
Places are limited so early booking is recommended. The full residential weekend is £265.00 per person (2 sharing) ie £530 for two, a full residential weekend is £310.00 (single occupancy), and a non-residential day visit for the Saturday is £125.00 including dinner (without dinner is £80). To book please ring us on 01483 447540. Book by January 31, 2024.
THE PROGRAMME :
FRIDAY, MAY 10
10am: members can visit gardens across the region – both private and public. The local group will be putting together a list of recommendations, which will be sent out to you later in the year. Members will need to have their membership card with them. Dumfries and Galloway also have many excellent nurseries and their details will also be available.
3pm: arrive at the North West Castle Hotel in Stranraer, DG9 8EH
3pm: the Plant Exchange begins. Several local nurseries have also been invited to come along with a selection of their plants to sell.
7.30pm: two-course dinner followed by a talk from Richard Baines, the curator of Logan Botanic Garden – one of the regional gardens of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – on his recent trips to Vietnam.
SATURDAY, MAY 11
9am: welcome and introductions in the Edinburgh room at the hotel
9.15am: talk by Martin Gardner, research associate at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the former coordinator (1991-2021) on the International Conifer Conservation Programme
10am: talk by Gavin McNaughton, nurseryman and former National Collection Holder, on Meconopsis and autumn gentians
11.15: talk TBC
12.30pm: travel by minibus to Logan Botanic Garden located 14 miles south of Stranraer in the Rhins of Galloway
1pm: buffet lunch in a marquee on the lawn
2pm: tour of Logan with Richard Baines
4pm: walk to the gardens of Logan House Garden (next door), a woodland walk, bright and colourful in spring
5.15-6pm: return to hotel in minibuses (each departing when full)
7 for 7.30pm: conference dinner, followed by a talk by Colin Crosbie, horticultural consultant, former curator of RHS Garden Wisley, and head gardener to the Queen Mother at Royal Lodge
SUNDAY, MAY 12
Members will be able to visit more of the best gardens and nurseries in Dumfries and Galloway on their way home.
|Event Start Date||10 May 2024 3.00pm|
|Event End Date||12 May 2024 10.00am|
|Cost||Open to Plant Heritage members|
North West Hotel
Dumfries & Galloway
|Event Contact||Gill Groombridge|