1.1 HPSMG may arrange visits or trips to gardens, shows or other places of interest. These will be publicised on our Website, through our regular Newsletter and at our evening meetings.
2.1 Payment must be made in advance and in full before the start of the trip or visit. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, payment for trips should be made at least a month in advance, so that HPSMG knows if the trip is viable to run and can book the appropriate transport and/or tickets.
2.2 Payment can be made online via the HPSMG website through PayPal or by Bank Transfer. Payment can also be made by cheque, payable to The Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group. Members must quote their membership number when making a payment online or electronically or write this on the back of the cheque.
2.3 For some trips, where there is considerable outlay upfront e.g. for the payment of train fares or hotels, HPSMG reserves the right to require the payment of a deposit by a set date to secure a place on the trip. This deposit is non refundable in the case of cancellation and full payment for these trips will be required by a set date, which may be more than a month in advance.
3. Cancellation and Refunds
3.2 Refunds will only be made for all, or part of a trip, where HPSMG:
- is able to recover the funds or where payment has not already been made; and
- will not incur a loss to the Group overall on that particular trip
3.3 Full refunds will be made where the person cancelling the booking is able to find a replacement attendee.
3.4 Refunds, outside the provision of 3.2 above, are at the discretion of the Chair and Treasurer.
4.1 For trips and visits abroad, you must have taken out appropriate insurance beforehand, which should include cancellation cover.
5. Non Members
5.1 Trips and visits will be open to non members where there is availability. HPSMG reserves the right to charge different amounts for members and non members.
HPSMG November 2018