We love plants! We like looking at them, growing them and talking about them.

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Spring is in full swing!

Our lecture season has come to an end so we can now look forward to visiting some glorious gardens.

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Garden visit to a garden in Yalding

 

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How about a wasp?

If you’re even just a little bit interested in snowdrops and enjoyed hearing about the ‘Gloucester Old Spot’ then read on to find out about another unusual one, Galanthus ‘Wasp’.

Chinese New Year

It’s Chinese new year and festivities have started to mark the occasion. 2019 is the Year of the Pig and Galanthus nivalis ‘Gloucester Old Spot’ is here to join the celebration.

Special Spring Meeting

Spring means it’s time once again for our special meeting, which incorporates an indoor plant fair with a lecture and photographic and plant displays.

Indoor Plant Fair

An indoor plant fair where you can browse stalls in the comfort of a warm hall for special plants from the inviting selection from local nurseries and HPS members.

April meeting

Our speaker will look at some of the many perceived ‘rules’ of gardening and consider their value – or otherwise. We expect a lively discussion after her talk!

Garden Visit in Yalding

A visit to a six-acre garden with a large collection of trees and shrubs, a developing stumpery with shade-loving plants, and a dry garden with yuccas, agaves and succulents.

Day trip to Savill Garden

Kent Group members are off for the day to The Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park where they’ll see gardens planted in a mix of styles and dramatic combinations.

National Events

There’s lots happening on the HPS national stage. Find out about events throughout the UK in 2019, interesting articles and the special interest groups we can join.

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what’s great about us?

plants

We love plants and they are the focus of all our activities. Members have a very wide range of interest from well-known plants to the rare and exotic, particular genera or plants for specific conditions. We also can’t resist propagating our plants so members can often swap or buy many plants that are difficult to find elsewhere.

people

Gardening is usually something of a solitary occupation so belonging to a society like ours gives us the opportunity to meet other like-minded people to share our love of plants. Some of us are experts, some are beginners and most of us are somewhere in between but we are all keen to learn more and to share the knowledge we gather.

activities

We arrange events throughout the year. From September to April we have monthly meetings with a talk, plant display, plant, sundries and book sales and seed swap. In all but the depths of winter we organize visits to gardens large and small. We also have our own plant fair and area groups often arrange other informal events.

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