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Welcome to the website of the Hertfordshire Hardy Plant Society. 

We are friendly and enthusiastic gardeners and garden lovers of all levels of skill and ability, with a common interest in learning more about perennial plants.

We have a winter programme of talks, with slides or of a practical nature, from well   known speakers. These talks are followed by refreshments with home made cakes, and a members’ plant stall. Our summer programme usually includes a coach trip, garden and nursery visits, a Seedling Swap and a public Plant Sale.

We welcome new members and visitors to the group, see the Join Us page for how to attend as a visitor, or join the national HPS & our group.


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The Hertfordshire group is one of 50 regional and specialist groups of the Hardy Plant Society. The aim of the HPS, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2017, is to stimulate interest in growing hardy herbaceous perennials.

The Hardy Plant Society, with the support of local groups, organises events around the country for members,such as garden visits, study days and lectures. Benefits of national membership also include two colour journals and three newsletters annually, and the opportunity to take part in Seed Distribution and Plant Conservation Schemes.

Note to readers on the use of “cookies”
hhps 2For members who use the password to access the newsletter and other areas of this site, once you enter the password it will be stored within your web-browser, saving you the hassle of re-entering it every time it is required by this site. The cookie that contains the password won’t expire until 2020, but in fact this group will change the password annually to ensure fully paid up members continue to receive access. This message is here to ensure you are aware of this cookie usage, and is required by the EU Cookie Directive 2009/136/EC. Once the password is stored within your web-browser (in a cookie), anyone using your login and browser can therefore access this site, something which isn’t a major risk, but something to be aware of.  If you have any question on this, email us/me using: admin@hertshps.com. Likewise if you have any problems with this site, use the same address.