Southern Counties Group

of the Hardy Plant Society

Southern Counties Group

of the Hardy Plant Society


Welcome to the website of the Hardy Plant Society, Southern Counties Group, one of the local groups of the national Hardy Plant Society.  We welcome new members of all ages and gardening experience, from beginners to experts: all you need is to love plants and gardens.  Our particular interest is hardy herbaceous perennials, though our talks cover many aspects of plants and gardens. 

The main feature of our meetings during the winter months is a talk by a well-known or local expert.  Come along as a visitor and you’ll be made very welcome: if you love plants as much as we do, we’re sure you’ll want to join the Group.

During the summer months our members enjoy a programme of garden visits.  Find out more on the About Us page.

Hardy Plant Society - Southern Counties Group Facebook page 

Old Barn Hall in Bookham where we meet

Old Barn Hall

What's New / Coming Up

November/ December 2018

(The 2019 programme will be posted after our November meeting.  Members can view full details of all Southern Counties Group events on the members' Full Programme page)

SCG and other local events

Monday 12th NovemberSurrey Plant Heritage talk – ‘The winter gardens at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens’ by David Jewell, head of collections at the Romsey gardens.

Saturday 24th November (10.00 for 10.45 am) - SCG talk 'Confessions of a Gardener' by Alan Sargent.  Followed by a members-only Christmas party.