International Plant Propagators Society unveils programme for 2010 area meetings

A packed programme of events has been unveiled by the International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS) for 2010.

The group's year started in February with a workshop at Crowder's Nursery in Lincolnshire, examining grafting techniques.

This will be followed by:

8 May - A South East area meeting including a visit to Hampshire-based Griffin Nurseries and another nearby nursery.

20-21 May - A two-day tour of Northern Germany including a visit to Rhodo 2010, Europe's largest rhododendron exhibition and three German nurseries.

5 June - A Northern Area meeting including a bus trip around several small nurseries in the York area.

18 June - The South West and Channel Islands area will visit the Eden Project in Cornwall for presentations from two guest speakers.

24 July - A trip to Mount Venus Nursery in Dublin and Kilmacurragh Arboretum in Co. Wicklow.

6 August - The East Midlands and East Anglia area will take a trip around Thompson and Morgan including the breeding site, rarely open to visitors.

19 August - The Scandinavian area meeting including Gunnar Christensens Plateskole, Denmark.

17 September - The West Midlands and Wales area will visit Seiont Nurseries and Crug Farm Plants.

25 September - The Scotland area meeting will include a visit to R & B Nurseries and Pentland Plants.


The year will also include a visit to Irish Garden Plants and a second meeting in the South East.


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