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

SADLY ALL ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL END AUGUST 2020 except for Sarah's Photography Session and Garden Visit

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 June ones are now up.  

For members, we have now started a 'Plant of the month' section - do have a look at the June recommendations.

Hopefully you will be able to get out and enjoy your own gardens.  Pleased to note that some NGS Yellow Book gardens are opening again (pre-booked) - see link on our Links page