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

January / February 2019

The 2019 programmes have now been uploaded.  The outline programme may be found under 'About Us' at Programme.  Members can view full details of all Southern Counties Group events on the members' Full Programme page.  The January 2019 newsletter is now available in the Newsletter section of the Members Area.

Two reminders for members

  • please renew your membership as soon as possible if you haven't already done so.  You need to do the national renewal first, then the SCG one - see renewing your membership.
  • deadine for signing up to the 3 day coach trip to Wiltshire and Somerset is 24th January - see members' Full Programme page for details and form.

SCG and other local events

  • Thursday 14th February (7.15 for 7.45 pm) - Plant Heritage Surrey AGM and talk by Gill Groombridge and Jackie Currie on the trials, tribulations and triumphs of the PH stand at the Chelsea Flower Show.  Held at St. Andrew's Church Hall, Churchgate House, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham, KT11 3EJ. £4.
  • Saturday 16th February (10.00 for 10.45 am) - SCG talk 'Epimediums' by Sally Gregson.