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

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See the exciting programme of events that we have organized at locations across Kent.

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Find articles, photographs and information on the plants and gardens we enjoy.

Summer’s over!

Summer is always a busy time for Hardy Planters and this year’s weather has certainly kept us on our toes.
Now we have autumn, many peoples’ favourite season, and a new lecture season to look forward to.

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our next event


Choice Plants for Pollinators Throughout the Season

A talk by Marina Christopher

Sunday 23 September 2018, 2.30pm
Platt Memorial Hall, St. Mary’s Platt

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Garden Visit in Sandwich

This is a members only visit to an unusual garden. Described by its owner as an exotic jungle paradise full of fabulous foliage, we look forward to seeing some great plants.

September meeting

Marina Christopher is returning to talk to us about plants we can grow to attract pollinators to our garden throughout the season. We look forward to hearing about this interesting topic.

October meeting

This will be the culmination of our 30th Anniversary celebration. We will be welcoming Bob Brown to talk to us in his own inimitable style and enjoying a delicious homemade tea.

HPS Kent Top 30

Kent Group members have voted for their Top 5 can’t-do-without plants and we have compiled a list of the Group’s favourite Top 30.
Follow the countdown on our blog.

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.

30th Anniversary

In March 1988 100 members laid the foundations for the Kent Group of the Hardy Plant Society. 30 years later, we’re still going strong with a fantastic range of activities.

National Events

There’s lots happening on the HPS national stage. Find out all about events throughout the UK in 2018, interesting articles on a variety of plants and all about the special interest groups we can join.

hps kent group

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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