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

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Here you can see the exciting programme of events that we have organized at various locations across Kent.

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plant, plants, plants!

Here you will find articles, photographs and information on the plants and gardens we enjoy.

new season of talks

Our lecture season started in September with ‘Autumn Fireworks’ and will continue into winter and through the spring to April next year with talks covering a wide variety of topics guaranteed to inform and entertain the plant enthusiast.

Ferns, unusual trees and shrubs, the Olympic Park, succession planting and exotic gardening are just some of the subjects we’ll hear about.

Make sure you don’t miss a single one!

Not a member? No worries. Come as our guest, find out all about us, then join to take full advantage of all our activities.


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ferns for the garden

a talk by Jude Lawton

Lower Hardres Village Hall Sunday 30 October, 2.30pm


Some More dates for your diary

Ferns for the Garden

Jude Lawton

Sunday 30 October 2016, 2.30pm

Lower Hardres Village Hall

Less Familiar Trees and Shrubs

Kevin Hughes

Sunday 27 November 2016, 2.30pm

Headcorn Village Hall

Members' Christmas Party

Sunday 11 December 2016, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Tunstall Village Memorial Hall

The Olympic Park

Alistair Bayford

Sunday 29 January 2017, 2.30pm

Headcorn Village Hall

Succession Planting

Steve Edney

Sunday 26 February 2017, 2.30pm

Lower Hardres Village Hall

Special Spring Meeting

Sunday 19 March 2017, from 11am

Lenham Community Centre

Indoor plant fair, displays and talk by Fergus Garrett

Garden visit in East Sutton

Saturday 25 March 2017, 1.00pm

Boyton Court, East Sutton

A return, members only visit to a stunning garden

English Love Affair with Iris

Sue Marshall

Sunday 23 April 2017, 2.30pm

Smarden Charter Hall

what's great about hps kent group?

if you love plants the hardy plant society kent group is for you


From events and other members you will be able to find out more about all your favourite plants


Meetings and plant fairs are held all across the county in easy-to-find-and-park locations


You will be made very welcome and can meet friendly, like-minded people


Membership could be the key that opens the door to even more enjoyment of plants and gardens
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