AGM 2023 will be held on Sat.4th Nov. 2023 at Holton Village Hall OX33 1PR.
1. & 2. Entries in the competition for Best Nerine and Best Amaryllid other than Nerine.
3. A selection of Nerine Sarniensis from Exbury Gardens.
4. Former Chairman, Jonny Hartnell, presenting a certificate to John Sanders, winner of the Spring Flowering Amaryllid Competition held earlier in the year online.
5. Helen Brown, winner of the Best Nerine award with her winning entry, Nerine undulata 'Seaton'.
6. Jonny Hartnell with his Amarcrinum memoria-corsii 'Howardii', winning entry for the Best Amaryllid other than Nerine.
7. To celebrate 25 years since the founding of NAAS, a delicious cake .........
8. ........ adorned with a beautifully realistic sugarcaft Nerine 'Veronica Butler'.
After last year's break, the AGM was held once more at Holton Village Holton and members were able to attend in person.
Our main speaker was Nick Wray, curator of the University of Bristol Botanical Garden, speaking on the Flora of the Western Cape with a focus on Amaryllids. Chairman Jonny Hartnell also gave a shorter talk on Crinum.
This year, because of restrictions in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our AGM was held virtually. Thanks to the efforts of Caroline Stone setting up a Zoom webinar, members were able to experience a full agenda with reports from all the officers, communicate any questions or objections , participate if wished, then vote in the Beauty Contest and to enjoy an interesting, illustrated talk by our Speaker, Michael Myles entitiled 'Snowdrops and Snowflakes'.
1 & 2 Entries in the competition;
3 Newly elected Chairman Jonny Hartnell congratulating Roy Prior and Steve Eyre, joint winners in the Best Nerine class;
4 Roy's Nerine sarniensis Berlioz;
5 Richard Stubbs, winner of the Best Amaryllid (non Nerine) class.
6 Richard's Hippeastrum aulicum.
2018 Entries in the competitions for 'Best Nerine' or 'Best Amaryllid (non Nerine)'.
2018 A selection of Nerine sarniensis from the glasshouse at Exbury Gardens.
2017 Hardy Nerines from Broadleigh Gardens brought by our speaker, Lady Skelmersdale, who gave a most interesting and beautifully illustrated talk entitled "Summer Flowering Bulbs of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa"..
2016 An interesting collection of 'Other' (i.e. non-Nerine) Amaryllids.
2015 Our president, Nicholas de Rothschild, announcing the winners of his Amaryllid photograph competition. The entries, on the boards behind him, had been displayed in the Five Arrows Gallery at Exbury, where the visiting public had been invited to cast their votes for their favourite.
2015 Nerine Sarniensis 'Lavender Dust'.
Detail from the Prize-winning photo taken by Emma Callan, who works in the Exbury glasshouses. Using her mobile phone, she has captured beautifully the wonderful glitter found on the petals.
2014 An interesting collection of fine examples of different types of Clivia.
2014 The Eucharis Amazonica belonging to Alison Corley which was voted 'Best Non-Nerine Amaryllid'.
2014 Some stunning examples of Nerine Sarniensis blooming at Exbury this Autumn.