Daily Archives: May 19, 2015

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

julieMeander through the wild flower meadow to a cottage garden with contemporary planting. Behind lumpy hedges explore a simple box parterre, topiary, reflecting pool and abundant planting. Late flowering borders feature blue camassia in late spring. Naturalistic planting including the use of wild flowers with perennials and grasses. Our terrace hosts drought-tolerant planting. Hens in residence.

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Preston Village Open Gardens

On Sunday 14 village gardens will open, including those of two HHPS members:

  • Kilnwood Cottage is the lovely, informal garden of Sue and Mike Kellard
  • Crunnells Green House is the large garden, including a kitchen garden, of Hugh and Meta Reeves

More information is available here

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 by Nicki Chapman on the mid-afternoon programme on Tuesday, by clicking on the links below.  Congratulations from all of us, Annie! For the video interview, the links below will download the video, pick the format which suits your computer. Depending on your internet connection you may want to make a cup of tea whilst these download to your computer.

Annie got a 2nd interview with Carol Klein also:

Kent HPS also did well at the Chelsea Flower Show, taking home a Silver Gilt for their Grand Pavilion exhibit ‘Over the Garden Gate’.  Their design represented a typical hardy planter’s plot, with a diverse range of interesting plants for both sun and shade, and an emphasis on the propagation and swapping of surplus plants. For more information click here. In other news, The Hardy Plant Society won a Gold Medal at the RHS Malvern Spring Show with an exhibition entitled ‘Shade and Woodland Plants’, incorporating an information board on the activities of the HPS.  For more details, and an absolutely sumptuous plant list, click on the link here. Marion Jay.