Czech Third International Rock Garden Conference 10-15 May 2017

Submitted by IMYoung on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 08:28

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

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 or  in the Scottish Rock Garden Club forum  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.