We now have a programme of Zoom Meetings which are open to all

Friday 16th April 2021 at 19:30

Timothy Walker

Zoom Meeting

For many people pruning is as bewildering as potions were to the young Harry Potter but armed with the 10 principles in this talk you will never fear pruning again.  In addition to these principles Timothy looks at the various classes of pruning with many examples of trees & shrubs commonly found in gardens.


Recent testimonial “To turn the stressful task of pruning into such a hilarious undertaking was a great tonic for those of us terrified of ‘doing the wrong thing at the wrong time’!  I for one will be much more relaxed next time I go out into the garden armed with my secateurs”.

Friday 21st May at 19:30

Julie Ritchie

Zoom Meeting

Julie Ritchie has run Hoo House Nursery, nr Tewkesbury, which specialises in perennial and alpine plants for approx 35 years. She has been lecturing for over 25 years including to other HPS groups and is a member herself. Since 2001, Julie has used peat free compost the use of which she enthusiastically supports. She originally trained as a landscape architect.

Indoor Meeting Friday 16th July 2021 at 19:30

Bob Brown

Meeting in St Boniface Church Hall

Bob has a lifelong obsession with hardy perennials and is known for voicing  often critical opinions of the thousands of plants he's grown or tried to grow. He started his nursery, Cotswold Garden Flowers, 30 years ago in Worcestershire.


Bob has a regular monthly column in  "Which Gardening" and is a holder of the Veitch Memorial Medal awarded for the science and advancement of horticulture. His specialist nursery, based in Evesham, stocks a huge range of unusual perennials, with a focus on good old-fashioned plants, newly introduced plants bred for not only colour and form but for vigour as well, and plants newly introduced from the wild.

Indoor Meeting Friday 17th Sept 2021 at 19:30

Paul Green

Indoor Meeting at St Boniface Church Hall

Paul has worked in horticulture for over 25 years both in the UK and briefly in the USA, and has run his own nursery, Green’s Leaves, since the mid 90’s. At the nursery Paul grows a wide range of exotic and unusual plants, many from the Southern Hemisphere. He says ‘anything weird!’.


Plants of the Season is a practical talk, with real plants, covering seasonal topics such as propagation, pruning, best use in the garden, any pest and diseases or cultivation problems etc.

Indoor Meeting Friday 15th Oct 2021 at 19:30

Jaime Blake

Indoor Meeting at St Boniface Church Hall

Jaime is the curator of the late Alan Bloom's garden at Bressingham and has worked there for over 25 years. He has therefore, a vast experience of the gardens and its plants. He worked closely with Alan Bloom in his early years at the garden. Jaime's talk will take us on a journey through the extraordinary life of his late father-in-law from his early life in Cambridgeshire, to Bressingham in Norfolk, on to Canada and back to Bressingham.

ALAN BLOOM - a thinker and doer.