A most important function of the Society is to assist and encourage the growing of Nerine and Amaryllid species and cultivars, and to encourage members to grow new plants by the exchange of plant material.
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The Society also encourages experimentation and research. It has recently collaborated with the RHS in running in running Trials of Nerine Bowdenii, following the joint Study Day held at Wisley in 2007.
Click here to view the Reports of the Study Day and the Trials.
The Journal, “Amaryllids”, is published three times a year with the aim of contributing to a better knowledge of the Amaryllidaceae and to assist our members to grow better plants.
Click here to go to Journal and Archive page.
The Society also publishes a book - ‘Nerines- a brief guide to growing Nerines in the British Isles’.
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Visits are arranged to important or interesting collections, such as Exbury, Ken Hall’s National Plant Collection on the Isle of Wight and Steve Eyre's National Collection in Devon; also to interesting gardens such as Victoria Wakefield’s Bramdean. Other visits are often arranged and these are publicised in the Journal and on the Society website.
We normally exhibit at the Malvern Autumn Show and have won medals, including Gold.
The Annual General Meeting , usually held on a Saturday in early November, is an important opportunity for members to get together. As well as the formal business, there are usually illustrated lectures and talks, friendly competitions, displays, demonstrations and, of course, plant sales. Lunch provides an opportunity for informal exchange of information.
To see more, including details of next AGM, click here.
The Society is the International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for Nerine, an enormous task for the Registrar as some 6000 cultivars of Nerine sarniensis have been recorded historically- although most no longer exist.