Plants and Gardens

Members' articles about the plants they grow and places they've visited

unusual plants and lovely gardens

Woods Ley

Woods Ley

Read Peter Jacob’s report on Philip Oostenbrink’s fascinating garden.

Norton Court

Norton Court

Geraldine Fish reports on a visit to Norton Court in Teynham.

The Ridings

The Ridings

A report on a visit to a member’s award-winning garden.

Churchfield

Churchfield

A report by Jenny Gibb on our garden visit in May to Churchfield in Postling.

Hill Farm Oast

Hill Farm Oast

Jeremy Spon writes about a visit to a most unusual garden in the heart of Kent.

After the pig how about a wasp?

After the pig how about a wasp?

If you’re already sick of snowdrops, read no further. But if you’re even just a little bit interested and enjoyed hearing about the ‘Gloucester Old Spot’ then read on.

A Sarcococca Selection

A Sarcococca Selection

I realized I didn’t know where such a strange name originated or, in fact, very much about sarcococcas at all.

A Snowdrop for Every Occasion

A Snowdrop for Every Occasion

2019 is the Year of the Pig and Galanthus nivalis ‘Gloucester Old Spot’ is here to join the celebration.

Thenford Gardens and Arboretum

Thenford Gardens and Arboretum

From Shaftesbury in the snow to Thenford on a sunny and spring-like afternoon – the weather could hardly have been more different as we headed for Northamptonshire on our second major snowdrop expedition of the year.

Lovely friends and more snowdrops

Lovely friends and more snowdrops

We are lucky enough to have friends living near Cambridge, which gave me the opportunity to visit the wonderful winter garden at Anglesey Abbey that is also famous for it’s snowdrops.

Was it February folly?

Was it February folly?

I ventured out on another dull, dark day last Sunday to see what I could find at Hole Park. Was it folly? Read on to find out . . .

A Christmas Garden

A Christmas Garden

Members collected together an amazing array of plants in a display at the Christmas Party . . .

My pick of the bunch

My pick of the bunch

Thank you to the members who brought contributions for the display at our last meeting. I have selected two, both grasses, to tell you a little more about.

HPS Galanthus Day 2016

HPS Galanthus Day 2016

Last weekend Karin, Sue and I went off to the Cotswolds to attend the HPS Galanthus Day…

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