Agapanthus Day

Friday, August 2nd 2019

Location: Coaley Village Hall , GL11 5LG and at the National Plant Collection® of Agapanthus held by Mike Grimshaw.

Coaley is close to J14 of the M5 (and about 10 minutes away from Pan Global Plants nursery which is on the opposite side of the motorway)

The day will start from 10am with tea and coffee at Coaley Village Hall with speakers including Christine Skelmersdale and Bob Brown from 11am. After lunch, there will be a visit to the National Plant Collection® of Agapanthus (pre-2005 cvs.) about 3 miles from the village hall. The National Collection consists of 226 pre 2005 cultivars and there are another 200 cultivars in the garden. National Collection Holder Mike Grimshaw will give a propagation demonstration. Plant sales in Coaley Village  Hall with Cotswold Garden Flowers and other nurseries present and plants propagated from the National Plant Collection as well as members’ plant sales.

Cost (including lunch): NAAS member £15, non– member £22

Booking essential by July 26th 2019—contact Malcolm Allison.      

Tel: 01242 256349  email:

Or, to purchase tickets from the Online Store, click here.

Nerines and other Amaryllids

September 28th, 29th: Malvern Autumn Show, where our Society is again exhibiting.


Saturday, October 5th: Bickham House and Cottage  gardens (Steve Eyre) (open Sunday October 6th under NGS).

Plant Heritage Guernsey Nerine Festival: Saturday, 5th October - Saturday, 19th October open 14:30 - 16:00 (5th Oct), 10:00 - 16:00 (6th - 19th Oct) at the Lower Candie Gardens, St Peter Port, Guernsey. 


Saturday, October 12th:  Society visit to the Five Arrows Gallery, Exbury and the Nerine glasshouse.

Sunday, October 13th: Society visit to the Isle of Wight.

Members intending to attend should let the Secretary, Alison Corley, know in case of any changes to arrangements.



November 2nd: Annual General Meeting, Holton Village Hall, Oxfordshire.

Main speaker is Dr. John David who will speak on 'Daffodil species in the wild and their evolution'.

Jonathan Hutchinson, National Plant Collection holder for Scadoxus, will talk after the AGM about his plant hunting trip to Zimbabwe.



Caroline  was  working in the Five Arrows Gallery in 2017  producing wonderfully delicate and meticulously rendered water colour paintings.


For information about her work, Caroline can be contacted by email: