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

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Summer’s arrived!


The snowdrops and spring bulbs have been and gone, the spring woodlanders, flowering shrubs and perennials have done their thing

and it’s time for the summer plants to take centre stage.

 There are too many to mention but so many to enjoy.

our next members' event


Garden Tea Party

Orchard House, Claygate, Marden

Saturday 29 July 2017, 2 – 5pm

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Beervelde Plant Fair

We’re off to the Beervelde Autumn Plant Fair on Friday 6 October. It’s a great day out with plants, many not available here, spring bulbs and seeds, food and lots more besides.

We went to make the tea!

We went to make the tea at the HPS Shade and Woodland Plants Group AGM but ended up listening to an inspiring lecture, seeing lots of lovely plants and much, much more.

Amazing April Meeting

All the elements of an HPS event were there: a super speaker, a really good plant sale, an interesting display, a delicious tea and the added bonus of the Seedling Swap.

Mega March Meeting

Our March Meeting was fantastic. Find out all about it – the plant fair, the photographic competition, the amazing talk by Fergus Garrett and the plants in a fabulous display.

Garden visit – Benenden

A visit for members to an artist’s garden with an eclectic mix of hardy perennials in a framework of topiary hedges and sentinels of all shapes and sizes in Benenden on Monday 19 June.

Garden Tea Party

Tea for two? No. There’ll be lots of members, lots of plants, lots of tea and lots of fun. Come and join in on Saturday 29 July at Orchard House, Claygate.

National Events

There’s lots happening on the HPS national stage. Find out all about events throughout the UK, gardens opening to celebrate our 60th Anniversary and interesting articles on a variety of plants.

Chelsea flower show 2017

Worcestershire Group will represent The Hardy Plant Society at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Plans are well advanced for the stand, which will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Society.

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what’s great about us?


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.


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.


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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