Welcome to the Hampshire Alpine Garden Society Website.

Our friendly, active group has been established since October 1962, and one or two original members still turn up occasionally!

We currently have a membership of 75-80, and they range from those new to alpine gardening, to experts with a wealth of experience between them. We meet monthly on Thursdays from September to May (please see Programme for exact dates). Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The venue is Chilworth Hall at Chilworth, just behind The Chilworth Arms.

Spring Gentian

Spring Gentian

We have an excellent programme of lectures on a wide range of topics, always stimulating and interesting. Afterwards there is tea, coffee and biscuits, and a chance to chat to other members of the group. We have a raffle, and also a plants sales table and a display table each month.
In March we have a competitive show for the David Benton Rose Bowl, and there is an Annual Plant Sale in May which we all look forward to with much excitement!  There is an annual coach trip too, and some garden visits are organised too.

Lady's Slipper Orchid

Lady’s Slipper Orchid


We are joint hosts, with the Dorset group, of the AGS Wimborne Show, usually known as the Rocky Flower Show. This takes place in late May or early June at a Hall in Wimborne, Dorset. The event attracts exhibitors from as far away as Yorkshire and North Wales, and combined with the irresistible plants for sale, and the tempting refreshments available, it is a superb day out.

Membership of our group is open to all – you don’t have to be an AGS member. Do come along as a visitor (£2.50 for a whole evening’s entertainment!) and see if you’d like to join us regularly. You would be most welcome.

You can contact  us by email at        hantsags@yahoo.co.uk