Talks at The Smith: The Challenge of Growing Alpine Plants

Making a welcome return, the horticulturalist and Alpines expert explains the lure of these hardy and beautiful mountain plants. From cultivating some varieties in Scottish gardens to tracking down rare flora on special expeditions, he’s a true enthusiast. Jim writes: ‘Having studied Alpine plants in their native habitat for decades, I’m always keen, when trying to grow the same plants in the garden, to try and re-enact similar conditions.’


About Jim Jermyn (he/him)

Until last year, Jim was Property Manager and Head Gardener for the National Trust for Scotland’s Branklyn Garden in Perth. He specialises in Alpine and woodland plants, with a special interest in the Genus Meconopsis. Previously proprietor of Edrom Nurseries, in Berwickshire, he lectures widely in the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA. His books include The Himalayan Garden (2001), Alpine Plants of Europe (2005) and Mountain Flower Walks (2011).


All lectures take place at the Smith, at Albert Place, Stirling, on Wednesdays at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
£5 Adults
£3 for students, on production of a valid student ID card




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Event Details

Date: 25th October 2023

Start time: 19:30

End time: 20:30

Venue: Smith Art Gallery and Museum

Phone: 01786 471917