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Spring is on its way!


The weather’s getting warmer, buds on trees and shrubs are swelling and will soon burst into life,

bulbs are shooting up fast in a rainbow of colours and at last we can celebrate the spring.

our next event


Come and join us


a talk by Sue Marshall

Smarden Charter Hall, Smarden TN27 8NF

Sunday 23 April 2017, 2.30pm

Sue is the owner of Iris of Sissinghurst, a specialist nursery dealing only in iris, and will give us the benefit of her long experience. This will be followed by our Seedling Swap.

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Special Spring Meeting

Our Spring Meeting at Lenham on 19th March has something for everyone. An indoor plant fair, photographic competition, plant displays and a talk by Fergus Garrett from Great Dixter.

Spring Indoor Plant Fair

It’s time once again for our very popular Spring Indoor Plant Fair at Lenham on 19th March. You can browse and buy from nurseries in the comfort of a warm hall. Come and find something special.

NGS Special Event

To mark the 90th anniversary the National Garden Scheme team in Kent have organised a very special event on Sunday 26 March. There’ll be lots going on – with tea and cake!


It’s time to say ‘Farewell Fair Maids of February’, the little white, bell-shaped flowers that have kept us busy, active, amused and entertained for the last month or so.

Thenford Gardens

From Shaftesbury in the snow to Thenford on a sunny and spring-like afternoon – now we were headed for Northamptonshire on our second major snowdrop expedition of the year.

February Frolics

Read all about our merry and cheerful meeting where we heard how to get the most out of every patch of our gardens and had the pleasure of seeing an amazing array of members’ plants.

Woodland Group AGM

The HPS Shade and Woodland Plants Group are holding their AGM in Kent in May this year and some of our members are opening their gardens for the event.

Garden visit East Sutton

Our first garden visit of the year is to Boyton Court, East Sutton on Saturday 25th March. Members have visited this garden before and are looking forward to seeing it in a different season.

National HPS AGM

There’s an opportunity to meet members from around the country and join in the celebration at the Diamond Anniversary Annual Lecture Day and AGM in Easton, Norfolk on 25th March.

Garden Visit – Ivy Hatch

See some fabulous trees and shrubs, including many rare specimens, in the 15-acre garden and arboretum at White House Farm in Ivy Hatch on Thursday 13 April.

April Meeting

Beautiful iris – there’s no flower quite like it and Sue Marshall will tell us all about them. Then we’ll have our Seedling Swap. It’s all happening at Smarden Charter Hall on Sunday 23rd April.

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.

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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