HEREFORDSHIRE AND MID-WALES GROUP OF THE HPS

Nurturing an interest in hardy plants

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WHAT WE DO

The Hardy Plant Society
The role of the Hardy Plant Society, since its conception in 1957 is to provide members with information about
1: familiar and less well-known hardy perennial plants
2: how to grow them
3: where they can be obtained
4: ensuring that garden-worthy perennials remain in cultivation and have the widest possible distribution 

The Herefordshire and Mid-Wales Group aims to meet these objectives at a local level.

Plant Presentation

The Group organises a series of talks given by gardening experts.( but not throughout the year as we visit gardens in the Summer) These are held between Autumn and Spring, usually on the second Saturday of the month, and start at 2pm.These meetings alternate between the principal venues of Pembridge and Glasbury Village Halls.

Botanical Garden

During the summer months, the Group arranges garden visits.  These may be close by where members can drive themselves or further away where a coach will be arranged by the Group as necessary.  The Group tries to find gardens that are not always open to the public - and also tries to ensure that drinks and cake are available wherever we go!

Gardening Tools

The Group produces informative newsletters for our members.  These are published four times per year and contain helpful articles on how to create different styles and effects within the garden, histories of gardens and the people who designed and made them as well as stories around garden and country visits.  There are even a few jokes and poems! Members are also encouraged to contribute articles and photographs to go in the newsletter.

Volunteer

The Group creates a social environment for its members to contact each other.  As well as the physical events, the virtual events are run in a way that still allows for conversation to be had, and members are encouraged to share ideas with each other, either directly or via the Newsletters or the Committee.  The social aspects of gardening just cannot be understated.

Membership is open to anyone, anywhere - join us now to become part of a fun and informative group!

 

Forthcoming Events

  • Gordon Malt 'Silver Foliage'
    Sat, 08 Jan
    Pembridge Village Hall
    08 Jan 2022, 14:00 – 16:00
    Pembridge Village Hall, Bearwood Lane, Manley Crescent, Pembridge, Leominster HR6 9EB, UK
    Join us for this talk on how silver-foliaged plants can enhance any garden
  • Mark Paviour – 'The Travels and Discoveries of Pere Armand David'
    12 Feb 2022, 14:00 – 16:00
    Glasbury Village Hall, Glasbury, Hereford HR3 5TH, UK
    Join us for this talk on French Lazarist missionary Pere Armand David and his search for plants in China
  • Jill and Alun Whitehead – 'Aulden Farm - From Conception to Chaos'
    12 Mar 2022, 14:00 – 16:00
    Pembridge Village Hall, Bearwood Lane, Manley Crescent, Pembridge, Leominster HR6 9EB, UK
    Join us for a talk by Group members who have created a 3-acre garden and nursery
  • Andrew Ward – 'Gardening in a Changing Climate'
    09 Apr 2022, 14:00 – 16:00
    Glasbury Village Hall, Glasbury, Hereford HR3 5TH, UK
    Join us for a talk on how to create a garden that can deal with the continuing changes in our climate