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Suddenly autumn has arrived

We might still get an Indian Summer but, if not, we have the glories of autumn to look forward to.

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The Botanical Gardener

with Julian Sutton

Headcorn Village Hall

Saturday 24 September 2017, 2.30pm

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Garden visit Canterbury

This will give members a rare chance to see the gardens at Canterbury Cathedral. The visit, on Saturday 2 September, will include the Memorial and Deanery gardens and lots more.

September meeting

We are looking forward to welcoming Julian Sutton to talk about the pleasure of using botanical names. The meeting is at Headcorn of Sunday 24 September.

Beervelde Plant Fair

We’re off to the Beervelde Autumn Plant Fair on Friday 6 October. It’s a great day out with plants, many not available here, spring bulbs and seeds, food and lots more besides.

October meeting

This meeting will be in a new venue for us, at St. Mary’s Platt. Stephen Harmer will speak on ‘The Arts and Crafts Movement and its Gardens’ on Sunday 29 October.

November meeting

We are very pleased to have Graham Gough returning as our speaker on Sunday 26 November. He is an excellent and inspirational speaker. Come and be inspired!

Christmas Party

Kent Group members will be getting together on Sunday 10 December to hear about plants, talk about plants, exercise their brains in a quiz about plants and have fun!

January Meeting

Find out all about the Olympic Park from Alistair Bayford, the Park Manager overseeing its future as a public park. This meeting is at Headcorn on Sunday 28 January 2018.

National Events

There’s lots happening on the HPS national stage. Find out all about events throughout the UK, gardens opening to celebrate our 60th Anniversary and interesting articles on a variety of plants.

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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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