Issue 52 | Autumn 2014 Newsletter

The autumn 2014 newsletter is now available to members via the Newsletter page, you’ll need the secret password, if you don’t have it use the contact page to ask for a reminder. The previous Spring issue is now publicly available.

Herts HPS Member’s Open Garden, June 2014

2014 Coach Trip Photos from Helen Cullens

This years coach trip to Northamptonshire took in three venues, 67-69 High St, Finedon a constantly evolving half acre garden behind a 17th Century cottage with mixed borders full of interesting plants and a small productive kitchen garden, Kelmarsh Hall, a Palladian house set in its 54 acre landscape with obligatory lake and vistas. and Cottesbrooke Hall, an award winning garden by Geoffrey Jellicoe, Sylvia Crowe, James Alexander Sinclair and more recently Arne Maynard.

Our member Helen has taken an extensive set of photos, with a clever mini-map to the precise location of each photo in the set. Helen’s photos can be seen on her website over here:

Magazine Feature

The garden of our Herts HPS Newsletter editor Marion Jay will be appearing in the forthcoming August edition of Garden Answers Magazine.


Hitchin Lavender

Coverage in Todays Telegraph Gardening Section | May 24th 2014

Linda Williams spotted coverage for Annie Godfrey and Daisy Roots in this article by Stephen Lacey mentioning “the best iris at the show” being ‘Pink Charm’.


And also on the opposite page our Plant Sale is listed here:


In case you need reminding here are the details:

Friday 30th May 6-9pm

Plant delivery, sorting and pricing: Homewood Road United Reformed Church Hall, St Albans, AL1 4BH

Homewood Road Church Hall, St Albans, AL1 4BH, Corner of Sandpit Lane and Homewood Road. Please bring any plants you’d like to donate.

Saturday 31st May 10am-12 noon

Grand Plant Sale

Homewood Road Church Hall, St Albans, AL1 4BH.

Helpers required from 9am at the Church Hall.

And the day after the plant sale:

Sunday 1st June 2-5pm

Member’s Open Garden

Jacqueline Turner, Marford Cottage, Sheepcote Lane, Wheathampstead, Herts. AL4 8NJ

Jacqueline Turner’s garden used to be a rose garden some 50 years ago (before she took it on). She now has a wide variety of plants giving her colour all the year round. There are winding paths, paved areas and a small wildlife pond for frogs which make a real difference to the snail population.

Directions: from Memorial Hall in Wheathampstead, travel east on Marford Road for less than a mile. Sheepcote Lane is on left immediately after the L’Olivo restaurant. Park on the grass verge opposite the cottage.


Annie Godfrey Success at RHS Chelsea 2014

Haileybury Not Opening | NGS 2014

Just to alert anyone wishing to visit Haileybury garden this year, they won’t be opening. Passing on the message from our member Julie Wise.


Open Garden in Letchworth, Renata Hume, HHPS and NGS

Euphoric Euphorbias – A Visit to Don Witton’s Collection


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