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
October / November 2019
You'll find details of the bulbs on sale at our October meeting in the Plants, Bulbs, Seeds section of our members area.
Do take a look in the Gallery for a lovely selection of photos from our summer garden visits.
- Saturday 26th October (10.00 for 10.45 am) - Talk - ‘Making the Most of What You Have’ – Ben Pope. More details here. There will an opportunity to buy assorted bulbs, in addition to our normal selection of plants.
- Saturday 23rd November (10.00 for 10.45 am) - Talk - 'My Thirty Best Plants' - Bob Brown (more details here), followed by a members-only Christmas party.
Other local events
- Thursday 10th October - Surrey Plant Heritage talk at 7.45pm in Cobham
- Thursday 14th November - Surrey Plant Heritage talk at 7.45pm in Cobham