HPS Kent Top 30 Gallery

HPS Kent Top 30 Gallery

To mark the HPS Kent group’s 30th Anniversary in 2018 we asked our members to vote for their personal Top 5 plants. This was not restricted to herbaceous perennials but could encompass the whole range of plants from trees, shrubs, perennials to bulbs and corms. This proved to be a very interesting exercise and quite a challenge. The main remark from our members was how difficult it was to come up with a definitive Top 5 and that it was liable to change daily! The other taxing problem was to think about plants from other seasons of the year and not to focus on the current season when deciding the Top 5.

Once the votes were in a list of the final Top 30 was compiled and we then published the list one at a time on the website with a short description and information. Number 1 was unveiled at our April meeting.

Here is a gallery of all the plants in the Top 30 in one place.

Photographic Show 2017

Photographic Show 2017

Photographic Competition winners 2017

 

As part of our Special Spring Meeting at Lenham on Sunday 19 March 2017 we held a photographic competition.

Here are the winning images in each of the six classes.

Click on an image to view full size and to scroll through each class, and F11 for a full screen experience.

Class 1

A close-up of the detail of part of a plant.

For example, stamens, veins in a flower or leaf, markings on a seedpod or stem etc.

Class 2

A close-up of part of a plant.

For example, one or more whole flowers, buds, leaves, stems, seed heads etc.

Class 3

A picture of a whole plant

Class 4

Plants in association.

Two or more plants in the garden, or in the wild, to show an attractive or interesting combination.

Class 5

Garden ornament.

A garden view showing an attractive man-made ornamental feature, such as statuary, urns or pots, seats, garden structures, gates, etc.

Class 6

Life in the garden.

A light-hearted look at people, pets and wildlife in the garden.

Best in Show

 

Lovely friends and more snowdrops

Lovely friends and more snowdrops

We are lucky enough to have friends living near Cambridge who we went to visit last week. They entertained us royally and gave me the opportunity to visit the wonderful winter garden at Anglesey Abbey, which is also famous for it’s snowdrops. Plants all day and good food and company all evening! What more could one want? (more…)

Photographic Show 2016

Photographic Show 2016

Photographic Competition winners

As part of our Special Spring Meeting at Lenham on Sunday 20 March 2016 we held a photographic competition. Here are the winning images in each of the six classes. Click on an image to view full size and to scroll through each class, and F11 for a full screen experience.

Class 1

A close-up of the detail of part of a plant For example, stamens, veins in a flower or leaf, markings on a seedpod or stem etc.

Class 2

A picture of part of a plant For example, one or more whole flowers, buds, leaves, stems, seed heads etc.

Class 3

A picture of a whole plant

Class 4

Plants in association Two or more plants in the garden, or in the wild, to show an attractive or interesting combination.

Class 5

Garden ornament A garden view showing an attractive man-made ornamental feature, such as statuary, urns or pots, seats, garden structures, gates, etc.

Class 6

Life in the garden A light-hearted look at people, pets and wildlife in the garden.