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,
BBC Radio 4's
"Gardeners' Question Time"
comes to Colehill
We have been lucky enough to secure a visit from the BBC, on 23rd July 2019, to record 2 programmes of the long running "Gardener's Question Time". It will be at our usual meeting place, Colehill Memorial Hall, see address below and on the poster from 5.30 pm, finishing about 8.30 pm.
Tickets cost £4.50 each (a maximum of 2 per person), which include entrance and a welcome drink upon arrival. We started with 180 and they are being sold on a first come first served basis so do not delay!
Doors will open at 5.30pm and drinks will be served, then the programme recording commences promptly at 6.15pm, when everyone must be seated. There will be two programmes recorded, with a short break in between. The recording will then end around 8.30pm. Afterwards you will be given the opportunity to meet the panel.
With the number of attendees expected we need to make special arrangements for those who may require some extra attention with mobility aids etc so please mention this when you buy your ticket. It is important to make sure everyone is comfortable and safe. Mobility scooters may be parked behind the kitchen and someone will help you come in and find a seat. If you have a wheelchair or stroller, we will also be happy to help you.
TO APPLY: Contact us via the Contacts page and we will tell you how to make payment. Bookings will be taken in the order that they are received. We shall also keep a Reserve List once the tickets are sold in case anyone needs to drop out.