HARDY PLANT SOCIETY
We welcome visitors to our meetings with talks, entrance fee £4.
Saturday 23rd March - talk
‘Creating Beautiful Borders’ - Wildegoose Nursery - covering the principles of good border design: structure, balance, maintenance and above all the plants themselves – which to choose and inspiring ways to combine them.
This specialist nursery is situated in an historic Shropshire walled garden. The garden showcases wonderful plants in exuberantly planted borders, together with an understanding of how plants are coping with our rapidly changing climate. (plants for sale)
Saturday 27th April - talk
‘Thugs & Wimps in the Naturalistic Garden’ – with Marina Christopher - choosing plants with similar vigour for successful combinations.
Marina Christopher is a trained botanist and an experienced and enthusiastic gardener and speaker. (plants for sale)
Saturday 18th May - our Annual Plant Fair -
10am - 12noon
Open to the public
Entrance Fee: £1
Reasonably priced plants, many grown by our own members.
Refreshments also for sale in the hall.
Saturday 28th September - talk
‘Designing and Planting a Small Garden’ - with Andy McIndoe - Ideas on making the most of a small space, tips on selecting the best plants for year round interest and planning for low maintenance.
Andy has over 40years experience in retail and production horticulture – developing Hillier’s chain of stores and 25 Gold Medal awards at Chelsea. Andy also has several books to his name.
Saturday 26th October - Celebrity Speaker - talk - by ticket only
‘My Evolving Garden’ - Sue Kent - including her journey to where she is today.
Sue Kent is an amateur gardener and a regular on Gardener’s World, joining the BBC2 show in 2021. Sue talks about her disability and her great achievements in the garden.
Saturday 23rd November - Celebrity Speaker - Talk - by ticket only
'Abundance' with Toby Buckland - Best varieties & techniques for bumper crops & beautiful borders.
Toby Buckland is an English Gardener, TV presenter and author. He has won RHS Gold and Best in Show for his Ethical Garden at Gardener’s World Live, and was the main presenter from 2008 to 2010 of Gardener’s World.