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

DATES FOR 2021 and 2022

We have updated the Members' programme and public programme with details of our programme from now till Spring 2022 including the last couple of garden visits for 2021.  We restart our programme of talks on Saturday 23rd October, hopefully back live in the Old Barn Hall.

We are pleased to announce that the group handed 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. We have our last Lockdown Gallery - July 2021 - and lots of photos from our members' 3 day coach visit to Shropshire at the beginning of July.  On returning from Shropshire a group of members visited Hambledon House in Hampshire and we have some lovely photos of that too.