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The Alpine Garden Society is holding a show today (11.30am-4.30pm) at the Arnold and Carlton College of Further Education, Digby Avenue, Mapperley, Nottingham. There will be shows of primula, cyclamen, saxifrage, fritillaries and dwarf rhododendrons, plus alpine plants from all over the world. Admission pounds 1 (enquiries, 0115 9520052).

The Cornwall Garden Society held its first Daffodil and Spring Flower Exhibition in 1897, and to celebrate its centenary it is staging a grand Theatre of Flowers at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell, Cornwall, Friday 11-Sunday 13 April. The centre-piece will be a big display of Cornish daffodils, including old varieties written about by Tresco's owner, Algernon Dorrien-Smith, in the 1890s, and modern hybrids bred and introduced by Cornish growers. The show is open daily, 10am-6pm. Admission pounds 6 (01726 844157).

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