We had the opportunity to hear 19 lectures (which I did, more or less - funny how a dark hall induces drowsiness...) and attend two afternoons of workshops. On Saturday a superb show was staged, with some magnificent specimens on the benches, at which the images here were taken. The corridors and halls were decorated by a superb display of photography and artwork, and several gardens had brought displays about their work with alpines, giving us a lot to look at.
|The amazingly black Primula euprepes, |
a new introduction from China
|The show on Saturday afternoon: Todd Boland |
from Newfoundland taking notes at the left.
The Farrer Medal was won by the big Trillium grandiflorum
in front of him, shown by Chris Lilley
|Second in contention for the Farrer Medal was this |
Cypripedium Ursel Grex, but it was given an Award of Merit
by the RHS Rock Garden Plant Committee.