HARDY PLANT SOCIETY
Welcome to the website of the Hardy Plant Society Dorset Group. We are a Group of gardening enthusiasts, of all levels of expertise, who enjoy listening to excellent speakers regularly, growing and buying plants, and visiting beautiful gardens and nurseries. We welcome new members and visitors to all our events. The Group
We are one of the regional groups of the Hardy Plant Society, whose aims include stimulating interest in growing hardy perennials. In fact last year, 2018, we celebrated our 20th anniversary year since we were formed, by 21 members breaking away from the Hampshire Group in 1998.
For photos and write up of previous meetings click here.
Our 2019 season has now finished.
We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you in January 2020.
Our first speaker in the new year will be
Our very own local star living in Wimborne! I have known friends
who have gone on tours with Bob to share his love of butterflies and
other wild life. His photography is to die for.
Bob Gibbons is a naturalist, author and photographer. He also runs
his own wildlife holidays. His most recent book is
Wildflower Wonders of the World.
Sarah Raven writes "Bob Gibbons' book on wildflower wonders
is what we all need". Bob has travelled the world to photograph
the least accessible wildflower sites you will find on the planet.
He started nearly 50 years ago on an overland plant collecting
trip to Afghanistan and has continued ever since to seek out and
record the most outstanding places to see natural displays.
Just recently Bob FRPS (Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society)
has won the Wildflower Landscapes Prize at
the International Garden Photographer of the Year.
(Not only does he know that in the far corner of some field you will
find some rare gem, but he is also brilliant on his birds!)