Alpine Garden Society

 Ulster Group

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Welcome to the  website of the Ulster Group of the Alpine Garden Society.

This website belongs to the Group members; its intent is to be by the members, for the members, and the development of its content will be guided by feedback and advice from any and all the members.

Its main function is to give members information of local interest, along with links to AGS, SRGC and many other organisations and sites of interest.

The site features and invites contributions from members, including Plant of the Month, seen on the right (Click picture for full description).

 Programme 2020 - 2021
         - Ulster Group
         - Dublin Group
 AGS Group Shows
 Members' Section
 Plant of the Month
  Garden Visits
  More Local features
 Links to Alpine and Botanical sites
  Contact us; Join the Group

The Alpine Garden Society was founded in 1929 and has grown to become one of the largest specialist garden societies in the world with its aim to promote an interest in alpine plants in cultivation and in their wild habitats.

The Ulster Group of the AGS is  the oldest, dating from 1938, and has strong links with the other Groups in Ireland, in Dublin and Cork. - A  Short History of the Ulster Group of the Alpine Garden Societyby John McWhirter, which appeared in the first edition of the Newsletter can be read here.


Winter Programme 2021 - 22         (Update 1st January 2022)


Unfortunately as the omicron variant spreads steadily, we will again be meeting virtually on January 15th 

Our next talk, by 'Zoom', will be by Ray Drew speaking on Cypripediums

Whether the remaining winter talks will be virtual depends on the Covid situation.

The 'Plant of the Month' for January, by Gordon Finch, is in keeping with the January talk.

 Click HERE for the full Winter Programme 2021 - 2022



Virtual Show 2021 - The Virtual Show for 2021 is now on the website 

click HERE to see it

Click  HERE for last year's Virtual Show 2020


Greenmount Show 2019 - Click HERE for Pictures from the Show

Dublin Show 2019 - Click HERE for Pictures from the Show

Lectures are held in St Bride's Hall, Derryvolgie Avenue - Map HERE

Next events - In view of the continuing Coronavirus outbreak, all the events for Spring and Summer had been cancelled. However with the beginning of relaxation of Lockdown rules, and the continuing rollout of the vaccination programme, some garden visits are being explored.