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

February / March 2020

Do take a look in the Gallery for a lovely selection of photos from our summer garden visits.

For a preview of all the 2020 talks you can click here

SCG events

  • Saturday 15th February (10.00 for 10.45 am) - Talk - 'What to do with this space?' - Darren Lerigo.  Ideas on garden design and maintenance.‘
  • Saturday 14th March (10.00 for 10.30am) - Talk - AGM followed by ‘A tapestry of foliage' - Geoff Hodge

Other local events

  • Thursday 7th February (7-10pm) - Surrey Plant Heritage AGM plus talks by two RHS Wisley students - The Wonderous World of Lichens and The Journey of a Young Plantsman
  • Thursday 12th March (7-10pm) - Surrey Plant Heritage Talk -.  Ghosts, Guns and Guerrilla Gardening, the life and Times of Ellen Willmott by Steve Bustin