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
DATES FOR 2021
In May we are running a plant sale
Sunday June 27th is Bookham Open Gardens, and in early July there is a 3 day coach trip to Gardens of Shropshire planned. Currently planning possible garden visits in May, June, July and August. Watch out for new activities being added.
If you are interested in joining us, please contact our membership secretary on membership.HPS.SC@outlook.com
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 February pictures up for March 2021. We have also added photos of the gardens being visited in July.
For members, we have now started an occasional 'Plant of the month' section and this month it's Tulips.