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The Hampshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society is an active group of people who have a special interest in gardening with hardy perennial plants. Some of our members are very experienced with a wide knowledge of all garden plants but many are budding enthusiasts eager to learn. Everyone is welcome to join the Group.

We run monthly meetings, organise visits to members gardens, publish a regular newsletter and offer day trips and short holidays to visit gardens and nurseries.  We also run a Conservation Group and a plant propagation day.


This Month's Photographs from Becky Getgood

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 Restrictions our meetings and some garden visits have been cancelled. We continue to monitor the Government Guidelines and we will let you know as soon as we can reconvene.

In the meantime we have some virtual garden tours for you to look at and please send us pictures for our Photograph Competition

Photograph Competition

We are also running a photograph competition with three categories: the best plant photo best garden composition a virtual garden tour We will put as many of the photographs as we…

Dawn Trenchard May Tour

Another tour of Dawn’s Garden with some late spring and early summer flowers. There has never been so many flowers on the Zantedeschia before. Over 25 blooming at the same time.…

Video of Virtual Garden on Zoom

The video of Martin’s Zoom talk and virtual tour of his garden

Autumn Coach Trip Sunday 13th Sept – Cancelled

Autumn Coach Trip Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Autumn Coach Trip to Bishops Palace gardens, Wells, the Rare Plant Fair, Wells, and the Piet Oudolf Field – Hauser and Wirth Gallery at Bruton.              

Patricia Elkington – Open Garden Pictures

The second Open Garden of this summer was Patricia Elkington’s well established (and well known) garden on the 5th July. This garden is full of interesting and unusual hardy plants which Patricia has collected over the years. The well signed tour of the afternoon took you through the raised garden, into the orchard and on…

David & Valerie Menzies – Open Garden Pictures

We had a very successful first Open Garden Visit of the Year last weekend when David and Valerie opened up their garden for members of the Hampshire Hardy Plant Society. An amazing garden that is only 4 years old with a herbaceous border which looks well established and some creative gravel plantings near the house.…