Cancellation of June 7th Members Garden Event

The open garden event at the Deacons’ House in Old Knebworth on Saturday 7th June has been cancelled. The request for members interested in visiting the garden to notify the Committee has elicited no response. Don’t forget, today is our annual Grand Plant Sale at Homewood United Reform Church in St Albans at 10am.  Come alongContinue reading “Cancellation of June 7th Members Garden Event”

2015 Grand Plant Sale Reminder

The 2015 Grand Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, 30th May at the Homewood Road United Reformed Church Hall, St Albans, from 10am – 12 noon. Pricing and sorting of plants will take place at the Homewood Road Church Hall on the evening before the sale, Friday 29th May, from 6 – 9pm. IfContinue reading “2015 Grand Plant Sale Reminder”

Member Open Gardens

This weekend there are three member open garden opportunities: Saturday 23rd May, 4 – 8pm, Julie Wise (NGS) Sunday 24th May, 1 – 5pm, Sue and Mike Kellard (Preston Open Gardens) Sunday 24th May, 1 – 5pm, Hugh and Meta Reeves (Preston Open Gardens) Julie Wise / Rustling End Cottage Meander through the wild flower meadowContinue reading “Member Open Gardens”

HPS at the RHS Shows

With exhibitors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show finally learning the results of the judging, Annie Godfrey of Daisy Roots Nursery, a Herts HPS ex-Chairman and long standing member, won a Silver Gilt for her vibrant exhibit of drought tolerant plants.  You can watch a short video from the BBC, of Annie being interviewed byContinue reading “HPS at the RHS Shows”

Did You Receive Your Copy of The Spring Hardy Plant Journal?

Our group secretary Heather would like to follow up on a request from HPS Head Office, as it appears that some members may not have received their copy of the HPS Spring Journal. The spring edition has a lovely peony picture on the front and is yellow in colour. If you are missing your copy, pleaseContinue reading “Did You Receive Your Copy of The Spring Hardy Plant Journal?”

Members’ Open Garden: Renata Hume, 10 Cross Street, Letchworth

Renata Hume’s garden in Letchworth is open three times in the coming week: Friday 15th May, 5 to 8pm Saturday 16th May, 11am – 2pm Sunday 17th May, 2 – 5pm A cottage garden fronts a Letchworth Garden City exhibition cottage of 1905. The back garden contains informal planting dictated by the gently sloping plotContinue reading “Members’ Open Garden: Renata Hume, 10 Cross Street, Letchworth”

Members’ Open Garden – The Abbots House

On a bright afternoon last Sunday a small group of Herts HPS members gathered to visit Sue and Peter Tomson’s garden at The Abbot’s House in Abbot’s Langley. It was a real treat to explore the large garden, with myriad paths leading to many different areas, each with their own distinct character and atmosphere. Tall treesContinue reading “Members’ Open Garden – The Abbots House”

Exclusive Members Social Event: Garden Opening at The Abbots House, Abbots Langley

Coming up on Sunday 10th May is the first of two social events for HHPS Members. Sue and Peter Tomson will be opening their garden from 2 – 4pm. The Tomsons have been opening for the NGS for many years, and their garden is much admired.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get together with other membersContinue reading “Exclusive Members Social Event: Garden Opening at The Abbots House, Abbots Langley”