The Hardy Plant Society, often simply referred to by us as 'HPS', is a registered charity formed in 1957 by a group of eminent gardeners and nurserymen. It provides its many members, both in the UK and overseas, with information about familiar and less well-known hardy perennial plants, how to grow them and where they may be obtained. The Society also works towards ensuring that all garden-worthy perennials remain in cultivation and have the widest possible distribution.
Membership runs from January to December each year, but for those who join after 1st October your membership runs up to December the following year. The cost is £17 for single membership and £19 for joint.
What You Get from Your Membership to the National Hardy Plant Society
You will receive the newsletter 3 times a year – in February, July and November. This will keep you up-to-date with events, plant fairs and study days hosted by local and specialist groups that all members of the national society are welcome to attend.
You will also receive the Hardy Plant, the printed Journal of the Society, published twice yearly in spring and autumn.
You may also apply for seeds through the Society.
You may also choose to receive the annual Cornucopia magazine (which reprints articles from local group publications) for a small increase in membership fees.
You may also join one of the Society’s specialist groups: