Happy New Year

Contributed by Editor

On January 1, 2017

The start of another new year. I hope you are looking forward to it and are planning to come to as many Kent Group events as possible. We have lots of excellent speakers and lovely gardens to visit and you can find all the details here on our website.


For some the new year is a time for reflection, to look back on the year just past and forward to the new one with fresh resolution.

Recent events have given me cause to look back, into Kent Group’s history. I put a gallery of photos of our 21st Birthday on the website and then, whilst looking through old newsletters, I came across our 10th Anniversary issue and spent a very enjoyable time re-reading all the excellent articles. What struck me were how things have changed and yet how they’ve stayed the same. The full colour newsletter we have now is very different but the enjoyment and fascination with plants and how members feel about The Hardy Plant Society are just the same now as they were then. And, of course, the biggest change for all of us is the internet, which makes it possible for me to share the newsletter from 1998 with you. I hope you enjoy the read.


  1. Alison Crowe

    Thank you for the early years ,member thoughts,I enjoyed them
    Greatly. Alison

  2. Marieke van Eldik

    A lovely read, very well written articles, same dedicated members enjoying
    life onboard the HPS Kent Group. Thanks Ginny.

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