The Rhododendron, Camellia & Magnolia Group

Three groups of plants – one group of enthusiasts worldwide

AGM 2018

We hereby give Notice that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Rhododendron Camellia and Magnolia Group, Registered Charity number 1161254, will be held on Saturday 28th April at 11.00am, in the Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury GL8 8QS (By kind permission of the Forestry Commission).

Please note the special arrangements on the day, and allow  10-15 minutes to walk to the Great Oak Hall . There is no charge to attend the AGM, but all attendees must be booked in to gain free entry to Westonbirt. On arrival at the Welcome building, please state that you are part of the RCMG, and your names will be checked off a list. Please arrive in good time if you wish to purchase coffee and refreshments in the café or restaurant before heading to the Great Oak Hall. 

After the AGM, you will have time to purchase lunch before the tour of the arboretum which will start at 1.45pm. The tour is kindly being organised by RCMG member Dr George Hargreaves, who is also one of the Friends of Westonbirt. George is very familiar with all the trails and has been photographing the trees and shrubs there since 1968. Entrance and the tour will cost £5.00 on the day to cover some of our costs on the day. Please note, if you do not book in advance, you will also have to pay £10.00 on the gate! Westonbirt are looking forward to hosting our AGM and to showing us their wonderful collection.

Please notify the Hon Secretary, Polly Cooke by email polly.cooke@btinternet.com or phone 01932 863719 by Friday 20 th April if you wish to attend so that you can gain entrance, and so that we have sufficient guides on the day. A map of Westonbirt is available here:

Please see the following documents which have been prepared for the AGM.

Agenda PDF download
Trustees’ Annual reportPDF download
Statement of Accounts PDF download
Independent Examiner’s reportPDF download

Your presence at the AGM would be most appreciated this year.