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.

Autumn’s well and truly here!

And it’s very wet and dull, reminding us that winter is on its way. But no matter.

We will find some last minute beauty in our gardens and look forward to our season of interesting lectures.

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our next event

The Winter Garden


a talk by Val Bourne

Sunday 24 November 2019, 2.30pm

Headcorn Village Hall

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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.

Christmas Party

We’ll celebrate the festive season with plants, good food and good company. There will be talks, an informal show of members’ photos and other light-hearted entertainment.

Christmas wreath workshop

Just in time for the season’s festivities, we have a arranged a workshop, where members will be shown how to make beautiful Christmas wreaths.

January Meeting

Brian Wickenden, an expert on Corydalis, will tell us all about this fascinating plant including its cultivation and how to naturalise it with other garden plants to best effect.

Garden visit in Fawkham

A visit for members only to a beautiful garden to see a wide variety of snowdrops in the middle of the galanthus season, the ideal time to see these harbingers of spring.

An interesting visit

Take a look at some of the stunning images taken on a visit to an unusual and interesting  garden, with a very wide variety of amazing plants, earlier in the year. 

Read about our visit

Read about a very successful visit to The Ridings in Chestfield. 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. Our area groups often arrange other informal events where you can meet fellow members.


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