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 just about over and Autumn’s almost here

We have a couple more outdoor events and then we’ll be looking forward to the start of our lecture season.

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our next event

Plant Hunters


a talk by Stephen Harmer

Sunday 22 Sepember 2019, 2.30pm

Headcorn Village Hall

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Garden visit in Ramsgate

A visit for members only to an Arts & Crafts style garden surrounding a converted 13th century chapel with a huge range of interesting plants.

propagation workshop

Members will find out from an expert and fellow member, Colin Moat, how to make more of our favourite plants to put in the garden or give to other keen gardeners.

September Meeting

We’re looking forward to the first meeting of the new season where we’ll hear about plant hunters who brought us the plants we all enjoy growing in our gardens.

October Meeting

Our second autumn meeting will be an opportunity to welcome back a very popular speaker, Derry Watkins from Special Plants in Wiltshire, to talk about late summer colour.

November meeting

Another well-known and respected speaker, Val Bourne, will talk about winter gardens, With so many fabulous plants to grow this is some members’ favourite time of the year.

Photographic Show

Take a look at some of the stunning images that members entered into our photographic competition last spring. Keep your cameras handy for some photos for next year.

Read about our visit

Read about a very successful visit to Churchfield in Postling. Members enjoyed a beautiful garden full of interesting and unusual plants. Just what Hardy Planters like!

National Events

There’s lots happening on the HPS national stage. Find out about events throughout the UK in 2019, interesting articles and the special interest groups we can join.

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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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