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


We have updated the Members' programme and public programme with details of our programme for 2021 including some garden visits starting in May.  We now have the dates for the October (23rd) and November (27th) talks and will update with more details when available.  

We are pleased to announce that the group is handing over £2000 from our recent plant sale to BCA to support our lovely venue, the Old Barn Hall.  It was a great team effort by all those participated in many ways.  Special thanks to past chairman Anthea for hosting it and providing many of the plants.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact our membership secretary on

We have a Gallery for a lovely selection of photos.  As well as garden visits, we will feature a 'Lockdown Gallery' of photos from our members each month - we have some lovely pictures up for June 2021, together with a Plant of the Month for Members.  We have also added photos of the gardens being visited in July.