Hardy Plant Society (Middlesex Group)

Who We Are

The Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group is a friendly, enthusiastic group of experienced and less experienced gardeners, who all share an interest in learning more about the many and beautiful varieties of hardy perennials and how to grow them in their gardens. We are all keen to share our knowledge and experience with other members.

The Group meets regularly to hear speakers on a wide range of topics and we also enjoy a varied programme of trips and visits to gardens, RHS shows and places of horticultural interest. We run regular plant sales both for our Members and the General Public.

We have over 100 members and always welcome new ones. You can find information about how to join us here.

We are part of the national Hardy Plant Society which gives our members access to wider range of benefits and expertise.

HPSMG Committee 2019

The HPSMG Committee is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting in March.


Lynn Ronayne-Belhadj
Lynn has a great passion for nature, plants and wildlife and is involved with a number of local horticultural societies, including running a Hillingdon U3A garden group. She won best display including best novelty display in Hillingdon in Bloom in 2015 and 2017 and is keen to plant hardy perennials for their variety and colour.

Vice Chair:



Carol Elliott

Membership Secretary:

Devica Donovan


Brenda Prada

Brenda joined HPSMG in 2018 and volunteered to be our Secretary in 2019. Her passion for plants and their therapeutic benefits led her into deisgning, hand-crafting and planting up her own stone effect planters to sell locally, as well as as giving up her office life to work as a Plant Nursery Assistant. She hopes the increasing evidence of the physical, psychological, social and environmental well being aspects of growing and nurturing plants will continue to be more widely recognised and encouraged to inspire a greater involvement and passion for planting and growing.

General Member:

Janet Philpott
Janet is a keen gardener having gained knowledge and experience from working in her 1/3 acre garden in the Chilterns, as well as from various RHS courses. She propagated and sold hardy plants for several years at her local County market and now brings plants to HPS meetings and Public Plant Sales. She is an active member of a local U3A gardening group and her local gardening association where she currently organises the Annual Plant Sale. Janet has also had an important role to play in organising the biannual plant sale to raise money for the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Charity. She wants to contribute to HPSMG by having a general role on the Committee.

General Member:

Pam Parkhurst
From gardening with grandparents as a child, Pam has been an enthusiastic member of Middlesex Hardy Plant for many years. With a background in event organising and fund raising, she hopes to provide support to the Committee, especially in the organisation of Passionate About Plants 2020.

Would you like to get involved?

If you are interested in getting involved in HPSMG, either by being on the Committee or helping out in other ways e.g. with refreshments at the evening meetings or in planning for Passionate About Plants, we’d love to hear from you. Just email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.