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Although it’s the middle of winter there are still lots of plants to see and talk about.

Winter-flowering shrubs and bulbs are blooming and the snowdrop season is getting into full swing.

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Succession Planting

Steve Edney
Lower Hardres Village Hall, CT4 5NP
Sunday 26 February 2017, 2.30pm

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It’s that time of year again. Galanthophiles are now out in force. Are you tempted to join them? There are lots of events planned all over the country and a few quite close to home.

was it february folly?

I ventured out on another dull, dark day last Sunday to see what I could find at Hole Park. We had been promised a Snowdrop and Winter Plant Fair organized by Plant Fairs Roadshow

January jaunt

We had a super January meeting. It wasn’t quite what was planned but it was very good. A packed hall heard about and saw what must have been hundreds of plants and a great time was had by all.

February meeting

Fed up with snowdrops? Come and hear all about interest and colour throughout the year when Steve Edney talks on succession planting. The meeting is at Lower Hardres on 26th February.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Coming soon to brighten your spring

Special Spring Meeting


Lenham Community Centre


Sunday 19 March 2017 from 11am



Plant fair, plant displays, photographs, refreshments, a talk by Fergus Garrett.


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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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