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
May / June 2019
- Tuesday 14th May - All day gardens visit to Kent - members only
- Thursday 6th June - All day coach trip to Essex garden - members only
- Wednesday 19th June - Garden visit to Surrey - members only
Other local events
- Sunday 5th May - Plant Heritage plant fair at Denbies - Specialist nurseries plus a stand with plants from PH members. 10am - 2pm.
- Sunday 26th May - Member's NGS garden will be open under the NGS from 11 - 4pm. Children welcome. Adults £5. Teas and refreshments available - proceeds to Children's Trust.
- Sunday 16th June - Bookham Open Gardens Around 18 gardens around Great and Little Bookham open to raise funds for the Old Barn Hall. Enjoy looking at some lovely gardens. 10am - 5pm. Tickets on sale from May 20th: £5.00 in advance, £6.00 on the day.
- Friday 21st June - Member's NGS Garden will be open under the NGS from 6 - 8.30 pm. Adults £8 which includes entry to a nearby NGS garden. Wine. Refreshment proceeds to Dr Barnados.
- Sunday 23rd & Wednesday 26th June - Member's NGS Garden will be open under the NGS from 1 - 5 pm pm. Adults £6 which includes entry to a nearby NGS garden. Home - made teas. Refreshment proceeds to Dr Barnados.