HEREFORDSHIRE AND MID-WALES GROUP OF THE HPS

Nurturing an interest in hardy plants

DSC04751.JPG
 

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

  • Garden Visit - The Grove
    Thu, 19 May
    The Grove, Presteigne
    19 May, 14:00 – 17:00
    The Grove, Presteigne, Presteigne LD8 2NS, UK
    A second visit to this wonderful large and varied garden to see it at a different time of the year
  • Garden Visit - Llysdinam Gardens
    Wed, 15 Jun
    Llysdinam Gardens, Llandrindod Wells
    15 Jun, 14:00 – 17:00
    Llysdinam Gardens, Llandrindod Wells, Llandrindod Wells LD1 6NB, UK
    Fascinating range of walled, formal and less formal gardens that have been in continuous use for over 150 years by the same family
  • Garden Visit - Cwm Weeg Gardens
    Tue, 19 Jul
    Cwm Weeg Gardens, Dolfor, Newtown, Wales
    19 Jul, 14:00 – 17:00
    Cwm Weeg Gardens, Dolfor, Newtown, Wales, Dolfor, Kerry, Newtown SY16 4AT, UK
    3 acre landscaped gardens surrounding a medieval farmhouse, with a further 20 acres of woodland and wild flower meadows.
  • Garden Visit - New Inn Farm and (optional) Nant-y-Bedd
    Sat, 13 Aug
    New Inn Farm, Forest Coal Pit
    13 Aug, 14:00 – 17:00
    New Inn Farm, Forest Coal Pit, Forest Coal Pit, Abergavenny NP7 7LY, UK
    A visit to New Inn Farm with an optional visit to nearby garden, Nant-y-Bedd
  • Adam Alexander - ‘Seed Saving made Simple’
    Sat, 10 Sept
    Glasbury Village Hall
    10 Sept, 14:00 – 16:00
    Glasbury Village Hall, Glasbury, Hereford HR3 5TH, UK
    Lecturer, writer and seed collector, Adam grows around 70 different vegetable varieties every year to supply seed to libraries, collectors, and people keen to conserve genetic food plant diversity. He is a board member of Garden Organic, and is a ‘seed guardian’ for their Heritage Seed Library.
  • Neil Lucas - ‘More ‘Wow’ and Less Work; Grasses and their Place in our Gardens’
    15 Oct, 14:00 – 16:00
    Weobley Village Hall, 8 Gadbridge Rd, Weobley, Hereford HR4 8RZ, UK
    Join us for an event where Neil will talk about how grasses can be used to greatest effect in gardens, based on his own experiences in his gardens at Knoll in Dorset.
  • Pip Smith - ‘Totally Tulips’
    Sat, 12 Nov
    Pembridge Village Hall
    12 Nov, 14:00 – 16:00
    Pembridge Village Hall, Bearwood Lane, Manley Crescent, Pembridge, Leominster HR6 9EB, UK
    Join us for a talk on the joys of tulips: how to grow them for maximum impact and where to get them from.
  • Sally Nex - ‘A World Under Our Feet’
    Sat, 14 Jan
    Glasbury Village Hall
    14 Jan 2023, 14:00 – 16:00
    Glasbury Village Hall, Glasbury, Hereford HR3 5TH, UK
    Join us for a talk where Sally will reveal the relatively unseen miracles hidden in the soil, discussing how to make the most of this most basic platform for our plants.
  • Robin Pearce - ‘Crazy Daisies’
    Sat, 11 Feb
    Pembridge Village Hall
    11 Feb 2023, 14:00 – 16:00
    Pembridge Village Hall, Bearwood Lane, Manley Crescent, Pembridge, Leominster HR6 9EB, UK
    Join us for a talk where Robin will look at the wealth of different types of daisy-like flowers that are available to gardeners.
  • Richard Rallings - ‘Five Centuries of Women and Gardens’
    11 Mar 2023, 14:00 – 16:00
    Glasbury Village Hall, Glasbury, Hereford HR3 5TH, UK
    Women have had a long and strong impact on how gardens have been put together and have matured. In this talk, Richard will look at a few of the major women involved.
  • Sue Clarke - ‘Hardy Geraniums, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly’
    15 Apr 2023, 14:00 – 16:00
    Pembridge Village Hall, Bearwood Lane, Manley Crescent, Pembridge, Leominster HR6 9EB, UK
    Geraniums can be beautiful - and can also be thugs. Sue will talk about the vast range of geraniums that are available and which are best for different environments.