3rd INTERNATIONAL SPRING CONFERENCE

Friday/Saturday/Sunday   March 28 / 29 / 30, 2014

at the Pine Cliffs Resort Hotel, Albufeira

Keynote Speaker Roy Lancaster OBE VMH

A full programme includes talks on Woody Plants for Mediterranean Gardens, succulent plants from South Africa and Mexico, and discussion sessions each day with time for Q & A.

Roy Lancaster, OBE VMH, renowned plantsman, plant hunter and author. An opportunity to hear this world famous, popular and enthusiastic speaker with his personal selection of woody plants from the interesting and often over looked Siskiyou Mountains of California and Oregon and other “woodies” suitable for Mediterranean gardens. We are very pleased to welcome Roy back for another visit to the Algarve.

 Derek Tribble has been growing cacti & succulents as an amateur since teenage years. His passion now is growing and studying South African leaf succulents, after fifteen visits to photograph these plants in nature. Derek will share with us his enthusiasm for the succulent plants of South Africa.

 Paul Spracklin says that it eventually dawned on him that he should seek out plants that satisfied his desire to grow exotic and architectural plants but also make the whole thing rather more sustainable in a dry Essex garden. This led to him making several field trips to Mexico and his main area of interest now is all the members of the Agave plant family.

Other topics include A Beginners Guide to Succulents; Geology of the Algarve; and a focus on Agaves and on Aloes. A new feature will be daily discussion sessions with the key speakers with opportunities to ask questions. All are welcome to join us for this very special weekend of horticultural delights with Algarve natural history book sales and garden visits.

Information on gardens open over the weekend, local nurseries and garden centres, walks and good locations to view wild flowers will be distributed at the conference.

Booking forms and further details available from Rosie Peddle

rosie@thebtf.net

or  tel   (00351)  289 791 869

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