The Education Center of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, at the intersection of Routes 102 and 183 in Stockbridge, MA. For a map of and directions to the Garden, click http://www.berkshirebotanical.org and scroll under "Visit."
The meeting begins at 10 with coffee and conversation. A brief business meeting and Show & Tell start at 10:30, followed by our program. Bring your own lunch.
David Charlton lives in England, where he has been a member of the Alpine Garden Society (AGS) since 1986. Escape from full-time work as a solicitor has given him time to travel and fulfill his love for wildlife and the natural environment. In his morning talk, Mats, Carpets and Cushions in Svalbard and New Zealand, he compares and contrasts the habitats in which similar plants grow at opposite ends of the globe and how that helps us when we try to cultivate them.
For his afternoon program, Flowers of the Pyrenees, David Charlton will speak about the mountains dividing France and Spain, whose north and south sides offer a different climate and flora so close to each other. Every summer he leads mountain flower walks in the Dolomites for Collett’s, a specialist mountain holiday company. He and Cliff Booker co-authored Mountain Flowers the Dolomites.