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A society for all those interested in alpine plants. we are passionate about sharing cultivation knowledge and dedicated to the conservation of alpine plants and their habitats.

Article listing blocks

Used for listing all articles. There are currently 5 article types: Knowledge, How-to, Plant portrait, Members blog, Conservation project, News. This is likely to expand based on ongoing content strategy. Each listing item is tagged with its type and other appropriate taxonomies.

Knowledge

What are alpines?

The term alpines can cover a wide range of small hardy plants, including shrubs and bulbs. Some plants you might be suprised to find that can be categorised as alpines include:

  • Dwarf Narcissi
  • Snow drops
  • Crocuses
Knowledge

Beginers guide to seed

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Knowledge

Attracting insects to your garden

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POTM (Plant Of The Month) module

Each month the new plant profile can be designated plant of the month. This should be presented on the homepage. This will also appear as a standard plant profile in the plants section.

Plant of the month

Lady’s Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium cordigerum)

This beautiful alpine is usually found in Northern India, Nepal, Pakistan and China. It thrives in damp and shady woodlands.

Seed exchange module

Promotion slice that is used to promote the seed exchange.

Seed exchange

We organise one of the worlds largest seed exchanges, where you can find over 5000 varieties of seed.

Useful links

Status

  • Seed orders are currently closed
  • Seed exchange opens December 2017

The seed exchange is open to members only

Join us

Shows and events listing blocks

The listing of shows and events are very similar. It could be useful to have an iconographic or text label to identify the difference.

Pershore show

1st july 2017

This will be the third July show to be held in the large, shaded glasshouse at Pershore College. We expect a good turnout of exhibitors and visitors.

Refreshments photo display plant sales

Filters

Used for filtering our lists of articles - as required based on taxonomy.

  • Filter by

    Type
    Topic

Tabs

Currently only used on the shows and events listing.

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Tours listing blocks

Listing of tour content type. Similar to article listing

15 days

£2000 (estimated)

Bhutan

This, the first AGS Expedition to Central Bhutan will offer participants an unique opportunity to explore an area with one of the richest floras in the Himalaya. The alpine regions in Central Bhutan have not been explored to any great extent since the days of Ludlow and Sherriff.

August 2017

10 days

£1000 (estimated)

Romania

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September 2017

15-20 days

£2000 (estimated)

Western Cape, South Africa

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Early 2018

Full width image headers (TBC)

Used across the different types of article. For specific detail see the individual article types. Example below is for How-to articles

Growing alpines in containers - part 1

John Good

14th May 2017

Difficulty

Easy

Basic text styles

Used throughout the site

heading 1 - Might appear over image in some article styles?

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heading 3

heading 4

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50 / 50 text image

Can be used to display text and image. Text and image can appear in both combinations.

  • Two suitable cardboard boxes that will allow for a minimum 50mm (2 inch) gap when nested inside each other
  • Duct tape to strengthen the corners of the outer box
  • Cement blocks or bricks to support the outer box
  • Sand or gravel to fill and support the inner box
  • 25mm (1inch) cut dowel to provider drainage holes
  • Galvanised metail grid for reinforcing the mix
  • Mortar colourant
  • Adhesive bonding agent for concrete
  • Hypertufa mortar ingredients

Image slider

Can be added to articles. Has optional image description.

  • Plant
  • Plant
  • Plant
  • Plant

CTA (Call To Action) module / Email signup module

Will have various optional elements including:

  • Title
  • body copy
  • image
  • text entry
  • Button

Enter your email if you would like to be notified when part 2 of this series is available:


Primary CTA button

Author information

Used on articles for content that is generated by our Subject matter experts.



Icons

Used throughout the site but particularly for plant information on the plant profile articles.

Form elements

Used primarily for email sign ups, joining and payment. Will require alert style.

Log in

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Multi select
Single select

Accordion

This is primarily used on the shows and events content type. Typically used when we have a lot of information but dont want to navigate the user away from the page.

Other interface elements

The style guide (Frontify) should provide enough information to enable these to be effective skinned, but if further information is required then we will need to supply it. Areas for consideration include:

  • Shop
  • Comments system
  • Consider where the social share links will go
  • Modal Glossary that will pull link and fields from the Encyclopedia