Ayrshire & Arran
Our Group is one of four Plant Heritage Groups in Scotland. The area has an impressive number of National Plant Collections® - thirteen in all, from Abies to Trillium. An annual Plant Sale is held each year in a private garden and members are encouraged to bring plants from their gardens for sale.
Members meet regularly in The Alloway Church Hall, Ayr to enjoy a programme of talks and lectures on gardening, conservation and our collections. These meetings are free to members except for our special guest lecture when a well known horticulturist addresses the Group. This lecture is normally held in the Alloway Village Hall (not the Church Hall)
Study and craft days take place as well as visits to gardens. In addition members receive twice yearly copies of The Journal from the central office and our own local newsletter. There are opportunities to participate in the Plant Exchange scheme which offers plants rarely, if ever found in nurseries.
A tribute to Lady Margaret Maclehose, who originally set up the Ayr & Arran Group, and was honorary chairman until her death in February 2020, will be posted soon.
Tel: 01292 441430