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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.


Photos from Hampshire Group Open Gardens

The Garden at Bramdean House

2023 Programme

Our 2023 Programme can be found here

Timothy Walker

Timothy is a lecturer in Plant Sciences University of Oxford (Somerville) and a former Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum. After graduating from Oxford, Timothy was…

Winter Spring Zoom Talks

  We have arranged an exciting and varied series of talks for January – April 2021. As we are not able to meet physically these will all be on Zoom. For…

Adam Pasco’s Zoom Talk Comments

  We had a great informative professional talk from Alan last Saturday. He gave lots of tips, hints and plants for us to look out for.  Some of the feedback from the talk:  

David & Valerie Menzies – Open Garden

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.…

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…