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 2018

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


Lynn Ronanye-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 2017 and is keen to plant hardy perennials for their variety and colour.

Vice Chair:

Lorraine Shepherd
Lorraine joined the Committee in 2018 and helped to deliver to Passionate About Plants. She is responsible for publicity, including our newsletter, website and Facebook Page. She is keen to learn all she can about hardy plants so that she can put this to good use in her own garden.



Membership Secretary:

Maggie Woodward
Maggie was a horticultural lecturer so has lots of experience and knowledge to bring to the Group. Maggie is a welcome face for members new and established and is now coming to the end of her time on the Committee after many years’ service to the Group.


Marcelle Maloney
Marcelle recently returned to the role of Secretary after a number of years. Marcelle manages Committee business and keeps us all up to the minute with information, as well as liaising with the national HPS. She is active in several other gardening and environmental societies and will be standing down at the next AGM, after serving her term.

General Member:

Angela Fleming

Angela has much experience with hardy plants - she ran a small nursery in Norfolk for many years and now supports the group by selling plants at the public plant sales held in Ruislip. Angela is also standing down next year to spend more time travelling.


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.