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On Sunday 20 March 1988, 100 members attended the inaugural meeting of the Kent Group of The Hardy Plant Society.
In the town of Shaftesbury something amazing happens each year in February.
Taking a slight detour to see the snowdrops at Welford Park in Berkshire.
Four Kent Group snowdrop enthusiasts set off westwards for the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival Study, Sale and Social Day and on the way . . . .
It was a very jolly meeting last Sunday. There was a really lovely friendly atmosphere with lots of members doing what they enjoy doing most – talking about plants.
We have heard that Gwladys Tonge, a very long-standing member of the Society, has died at the age of 97.
Galanthophiles are coming out of hibernation ready to attend at least some of the many events planned all over the country.
There’s a Snowdrop and Winter Plant Fair at Hole Park on Sunday 11 February . . .
As part of our 30th Anniversary celebration in 2018 we are compiling a list of our HPS Kent Top 30 ‘couldn’t do without plants’. Members have been asked to choose their Top Five and with the deadline looming it’s time to make the decision.
Last Saturday, a large group of members escaped the hustle and bustle of Canterbury and went on a private tour of the Cathedral Gardens. Head Gardener, Richard Oostenbrink, was an excellent guide, explaining everything about the garden as we went round. He told us...
See the winning photos in all six classes showing some beautiful images of plants and gardens.
We only went to make the tea – but ended up doing so much more.
All the elements of an HPS event were there: a super speaker, a really good plant sale, an interesting display, a delicious tea and the added bonus of the Seedling Swap.
Our March meeting was MEGA! We asked you to come and join us to celebrate the spring. And come you did, and celebrate we did! There were plants everywhere – plants to buy, plants in the display, plants in photographs, plants in paintings and a talk about, you guessed it, plants!
But now it’s time to say farewell to this little white, bell-shaped flower that has kept us busy, active, amused and entertained for the last month or so.