Welcome to the website of the Hardy Plant Society, Middlesex Group, one of the local groups of the national Hardy Plant Society. We are a friendly group - both of experienced gardeners and enthusiastic newcomers - but we all share an interest in hardy, herbaceous, perennials and enjoy discovering more about how to grow and display these beautiful and varied plants in our gardens.
We meet regularly, usually on the first Monday on every month at Field End Junior School, Field End Road, Eastcote. We have a varied Programme of Speakers, as well as plants for sale at our meetings. We also visit gardens, shows and other places of horticultural interest and we organise three Public Plant Sales each year. You can find out more on the Trips and Plant Sales page.
New members are always assured of a warm welcome, so why not come along and join us?
Our next meeting is on Monday 1st April when our speaker will be the renowned horticulturalist Jim Buttress. Jim is the author of the best selling book 'The People's Gardener' and has also been seen on TV as the popular judge on the 'The Big Allotment Challenge'.
You may also have seen Jim on the TV documentary 'The World Garden at Lullingstone' and this is the subject of his talk to us. The Garden, conceived and designed by the modern day plant hunter, Tom Hart Dyke, contains plants from around the world in continent shaped beds, arranged in a map of the world. It pays homage to the achievements of the Victorian and Edwardian plant hunters, who brough back the plants we now grow in our own gardens. Everyone is welcome. Find out more about where we meet here.
Don't forget you only have until 1st April to renew your membership for 2019, either at the evening meeting, or by downloading and completing the renewal form and returning it, with your payment, to the Membership Secretary. The cost remains £7.50 for an individual and £10.50 for two people at the same address.
You can find our full Programme for 2019 here.