The new year is a time to look back on all the interesting things we’ve done over the past year and forward to all the exciting events
that will be happening in the year ahead.
But we mustn’t forget to enjoy the plants that give us such pleasure at this time of year, especially beautifully perfumed shrubs – and snowdrops.
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In Shaftesbury something amazing happens each year in February when townsfolk and visitors come to enjoy the snowdrops that have been planted all over the town.
We went west
Four Kent Group snowdrop enthusiasts set off westwards for the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival Study, Sale and Social Day but couldn’t resist a stop off on the way.
Three HPS Kent Group members, travelled to the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival, taking a slight detour to see the snowdrops at Welford Park in Berkshire on the way.
You cannot be serious!
Read all about HPS Kent Group’s ‘Top 30 Couldn’t-Do-Without Plants’, a list that we are compiling to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. Find out just how hard it is to choose.
Special Spring Meeting
Come and join us to celebrate the spring at Lenham Community Centre on Sunday 25 March. There’ll be a plant fair, displays and a talk by Rosy Hardy to inspire us.
Kevin Hughes will bring us his Stars of Spring Gardens, which will include many new and unusual plants. The talk will be followed by our very popular Seedling Swap.
Garden Visit in fordwich
This is a members only visit in May to a delightful garden on the banks of the River Stour. If you’d like to come on visits like this find out how to join us here.
Gill Regan is holding a workshop for members in her beautiful garden to try to explain the mysteries of plant identification for the many non-botanists among us.
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.