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.
Do make sure that you have our inaugural Forde Abbey Plant Fair in you diary!
Confirmed attendees are: Avon Bulbs, Barracott Nursery, Blooming Hill Plants, Coates Willow, Desert to Jungle, Dorset Perennials, Elworthy Cottage Plants, Entwood Farm Plants, Gardeners Delight Nursery, Gillard Garden, Hidden Valley Nursery, In Clover, Kevin Hughes Plants, Millwood Plants, Pickett Lane Nursery, Shady Plants, Shaker Woodwork, Steve at Bobbin Wood, Tolman Topiary, Tortworth Plants, Waytown Nursery and Wild Thyme Plants.
The Abbey Nursery will also be open.
The Somerset branch of the National Gardens Scheme is currently looking for volunteers: click on the logo for more details.
The Somerset Group of the Hardy Plant Society is a member of the Somerset Federation of Gardening Clubs.