HARDY PLANT SOCIETY
February 3rd & 4th
Jane Norris, is our committee member who is responsible for the raffle each month, and who encourages members to propagate plants for our Plant Fayre and plant table. She opened her garden on Sat/Sun 3rd/4th Feb and as an enthusiastic galanthophile, she was an ideal person to start the year off. With a mixture of Hardy Plant members, Plant Heritage members, her friends from the Church and Alpine Society members, she was kept busy talking about her wonderful collection of snowdrops. The weather was kind and the homemade soup and cake went down a treat. Amazingly she raised almost £250 which will go to the Flower Fund at All Saints Church, West Parley and the Air Ambulance. Well done and thank you Jane. Thanks also to Leonie Oldfield for taking the photos.
Monday May 21st
Dawn & Rick Trenchard, 2 new members, opened their garden in Eastleigh for us. They regularly open for the NGS so all donations were for the various NGS charities. The range of unusual plants were outstanding. 2 huge wisteria, many clematis and lilacs added a wonderful scent to the garden. The rain held off and we were able to wander around at leisure. A big plus - all the plants were labelled as well, although poor Dawn was running around answering everyone's questions.
Thank you Dawn & Rick for letting us visit your beautiful garden
Sunday June 3rd
Helen Powell, one of our members, will be opening her garden in Colehill on Sunday 3rd June, 2 - 5 pm in aid of Macmillan. See Calendar of Events for more details.
Sunday June 24th
Debbie & Dave Steel will be opening their garden in West Parley on Sunday 24th June, 1 - 5 pm in aid of Lupus UK & Forest Holme Hospice, Poole. See Calendar of Events for more details.
Sunday July 1st
Colehill Gadabout and Summer Party. This event will be held from 11 am to 4.30 pm . 6 gardens will be open. With crafts, giant tombola, books, HPS Plant Sale, Refreshments available all day, and Children's trail. Tickets cost £5 to include coffee at the start. See Calendar of Events for more details.
Sunday July 8th From midday to 5 pm
Our member Kevin Steele will be opening his garden at 64 Dudsbury Avenue, Ferndown, BH22 8DX. As well as tea and cake, there will be a Plant Stall, "Make your own Pizza", Burgers and Hot Dogs available ....and so much more! Monies raised will go to Cash for Kids. See Calendar of Events for more details.
Sunday August 19th 1.30 - 4.30 pm
Sapling Cottage, East St, Blandford DT11 7DX
Elaine & MIke Lofthouse welcome you to Sapling Cottage, one of the few remaining burgage plots in Blandford.
Plants for Sale. Refreshments. Donations to Dorset Somerset Air Ambulance.
Meadowside, 42 The Kennels, Bryanston, Blandford DT11 0DT
Also open today is Mary Phipps' garden which is about 2 miles from Blandford Town Centre or the bypass. Mary gardens for wildlife and has wonderful views towards Shaftesbury from her vantage point above the Stour valley.
Refreshments. Donations to Dorset Wildlife Trust.
See Calendar of Events for lots more details and directions to each of the gardens