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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plants, plants, plants!

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

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Coronavirus Covid-19

All our events up until the end of June have been cancelled.

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our April meeting has been cancelled

Take a look at the latest news and upcoming events

a detective story

I definitely liked the look of this plant and wanted to know more. Here’s the sometimes complicated story of how I found its history, and how it came to a Kentish garden.

Ipheion ‘Alberto Castillo’ 

It flowers as the snowdrops are fading so forms a bridge between them and the huge range of spring flowers still to come. What else does this genus have to offer?

garden tea party

We are looking forward to our annual Tea Party in August with great anticipation. It will be a very special occasion where members can get together in a beautiful garden.

National Events

There’s lots happening on the HPS national stage. Find out about events throughout the UK in 2020, interesting articles and 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. Our area groups often arrange other informal events where you can meet fellow members.


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