Booking for the THIRD CZECH INTERNATIONAL ROCK GARDEN CONFERENCE is going well and filling up fast….. book soon if you’d like to attend
Registration is still open, see http://czrgs.cz/conference-registration2.html
The Event is planned for 10 – 15th May 2017 at the Congress and Educational Centre Hotel Průhonice, only 15 kilometres from the centre of Prague in the vicinity of the castle and two state parks of Průhonice which is 24 kilometres from Prague Ruzyne Airport and just a hop from the highway D1 Prague-Brno.
The main idea is to have very compact economic conference connecting attractive lectures and exploring the best local rock gardens plus, of course, the May Alpine Show of the Prague Club and the medieval baroque parts of Prague.
David Rankin (Scotland): The modern plant hunter: searching for long-lost primulas
Robert Wallis (England): Flying to the Heights of Turkey: some highlights of the mountains
Brigitte Fiebig and Michael Mauser (Germany): Persian treasures for the Alpinehouse, Tracing Dionysias in Iran (Impressions of Dionysias in their natural habitat from trips in 2015 and 2016)
Henrik Zetterlund (Sweden): My favorite bulbs and how I use them in different gardens
Panayoti Kelaidis (USA): Keeping in Steppe: cushions and rock plants from the semi-arid plateaus of the world, and how to grow them in a garden setting
Martin Hajman (Norway): The arctic rock garden in Tromsø. Rock garden construction and excellent conditions for growing of high altitude plants
Vojtěch Holubec (CZ): Chinese flowering Paradise
Zdeněk Zvolánek (CZ): The Crevice Garden and its Plants
and possibly a talk from Jiří Papoušek too.
You can learn more here http://czrgs.cz/conference.html or in the Scottish Rock Garden Club forum
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=14036.0 where you will also find details of the previous conferences, if you need further enticement to attend.
I am delighted to pass on this invitation from the organising committee to NARGS members.