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
Do take a look in the Gallery for a lovely selection of photos from our Three-day coach trip to Wiltshire and Somerset gardens and our visit to Arundel Castle Gardens
September / October 2019
- Wednesday 4th September - Afternoon tea in a member's garden - members only
- Saturday 26th October (10.00 for 10.45 am) - Talk - ‘Making the Most of What You Have’ – Ben Pope. More details here.
Other local events
- Thursday 12 September - Surrey Plant Heritage talk at 7.45pm in Cobham
- Thursday 10 October - Surrey Plant Heritage talk at 7.45pm in Cobham