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.
Old Barn Hall in Bookham where we meet
What's New / Coming Up
SADLY ALL ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL END JUNE 2020
Members will be advised by email when we restart our programme. In the meantime we have uploaded the May 2020 newsletter. We have also updated the Members' programme with details of a Garden Photography Workshop.
Details of the new committee elected at our March AGM are have now been added to the section on Meet your committee .
Do take a look in the Gallery for a lovely selection of photos which we've been adding to. We will feature a 'Lockdown Gallery' of photos from our members each month - the April ones are now up. We have also shared some from Sarah Wilson has shared some lovely pictures of her garden at Easter when it should have been open for the NGS.
For members, we have now started a 'Plant of the month' section - do have a look at the May recommendations.
Hopefully you will be able to get out and enjoy your own gardens or if the weather is a bit chilly or wet, you can visit some gardens from the comfort of your own home by going to the NGS Yellow Book link on our Links page