Welcome to the Somerset Group of the Hardy Plant Society
The UK Hardy Plant Society (HPS) was formed in 1957 to foster interest in hardy herbaceous plants on the widest possible scale. The aims of the society are to give its members information about the wealth of both well and little known plants, and to ensure that all worthy plants remain in cultivation and have the widest possible distribution. In the Somerset Local Group, we provide information and activities at a local level for Hardy Plant Society members to promote the aims of the society.
This is accomplished by organising a programme of meetings, visits and publishing a local newsletter. (Please see the Programme of Events page for full details of forthcoming events.)
Membership of the local group is open to anyone who is member of the Hardy Plant Society nationally. You can find details of how to join on the Membership page.
This website is maintained by the HPS Somerset Group.
Our next lecture will be on Saturday 13 February, 10:30am for 11:00am at West Monkton Village Hall.
John Wood, head gardener at NT Hinton Ampner, will be talking about:
"Roses - their history and cultivation".
And here's another important date for your diary:
The following nurseries will be attending: Avon Bulbs, Blooming Hill Plants, Desert to Jungle, Dorest Perennials, Elworthy Cottage Plants, Hilltop Garden & Nursery, Ian & Teresa Moss, In Clover, Long Acre Plants, Mill Cottage Plants, Millwood Plants, Moor Plants, Pennard Plants, Phoenix Plants, Picket Lane Nursery, Roseland House Nursery and Wild Thyme Plants, and the Margery Fish Plant Nursery will be open.