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 continues with,
Saturday 26th October is our ticketed event for an
"Afternoon with Fergus Garrett"
Fergus trained in horticulture at Wye College, London University. He worked in Kent for Rosemary Alexander
of the English Gardening School, for Beth Chatto
at the Unusual Plants Nursery in Essex and then for
the Sackler family at Cap d’Antibes and Gstaad.
In 1992 he became head gardener at Great Dixter,
working closely with Christopher Lloyd until Christopher’s death in 2006. Since then he has become
Chief Executive of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust.
Fergus works full-time, hands-on in the garden,
as well as writing and lecturing extensively
across the world.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT