What it Costs
Visitors are welcome at all our meetings and pay £4. This charge also applies to national HPS members who are not members of our group and friends of members. If you join at a meeting, £2 of this fee is refunded.
For members the fee is two home-grown plants or £2 – see under Plant/bulb/seedling sales & seed distribution.
How to join and fees
In order to belong to the Southern Counties Group, you must also be a member of the national Hardy Plant Society.
You can download a membership form here: Download the HPS SCG membership form
You will also need to pay the annual membership fee of the national Hardy Plant Society, which is £17 for a single and £19 for a joint membership at the same address. You can find out more at www.hardy-plant.org.uk/whyjoinus which gives options for joining online, by phone or by post.
Why do I have to pay separate subscriptions to the national Hardy Plant Society and the group?
The local groups are separate entities which are registered with the national HPS. The latter is a registered charity and VAT-registered, whereas the local groups are not. Hence we have to keep the payments separate as Gift Aid cannot be claimed on our local subscription, nor would we want VAT deducted.