Across the miles to talk alpines

THE guest speaker for an event in Ponteland is travelling thousands of miles to give her talk.

Pam Eveleigh, a founding member of the Calgary Rock and Alpine Garden Society, will share beautiful images of native plants from her home Province of Alberta, Canada, to members of the North East England Group of the Alpine Garden Society.

The emphasis will be on showy species suitable for the rock garden from the prairie, foothill and mountain regions. She will also display some macro and floral photography.

The meeting will take place on Monday in St Mary’s Church Hall, Thornhill Road. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The charge to visitors is £2.

For more information, ring Terry Teal on 0191 4132574 or email