Monthly Archives: August 2017

Members’ garden open for charity

Heather and Peter Osborne’s garden is open, with their neighbours at number 30, this coming Sunday 3rd September for the NGS.

20, St Stephens Avenue, St Albans, AL3 4AD, 2 – 5.30pm, combined admission £5, home made cakes and teas.

NB Heather and Peter‘s garden is profiled on pages 53 – 55 of this week’s ‘Amateur Gardening’ magazine – “….a master class in making the best of a long and narrow plot.” 

Reveley Lodge Photos

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Over 60 members of the Herts group enjoyed a party to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Hardy Plant Society on Sunday 20th August. It was held at Reveley Lodge, a Victorian house and gardens which was bequeathed to Bushey Museum in 2003.

The house was owned by Albert Chewitt, a Canadian who came to study art at the famous Herkomer Art School in Bushey. The beautiful paintings in the Billiard Room, where we enjoyed afternoon tea, were painted by him.

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The gardens are being restored by a team including Herts group members Madeleine and John McCormack.

The photographs show HHPS members on the terrace and conservatory, and HHPS Chair Irene Cowan cutting a celebration cake with past Chairmen and members.


Parking at Reveley Lodge

We are looking forward to welcoming lots of HHPS members, family and friends to our 60th Anniversary Party, celebrating the founding of the Hardy Plant Society, next Sunday the 20th August at Reveley Lodge, 88 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, WD23 4GL.

From the A41 take the A411 signed Bushey and Harrow. At the mini roundabout take the second exit into Elstree Rd. Reveley Lodge is half a mile on the left.

There is disabled parking for 8 cars onsite in the stableyard, otherwise please park in Caldecote Gardens which is opposite the main entrance, or in Clay Lane. 


Hardy Plant Society 60th Anniversary Celebration – it’s not too late to join us!

Reveley Lodge Bushey Heath WD23 4GL Sunday 20 August, 2pm to 5pm. 

RSVP to Irene:  Tel: 01727 864644


We are very privileged to be able to use this venue for our party. The Vintage Tea Room is at our disposal as is the ground floor of the house. Even the stable block has been rejuvenated. This means that rain or shine we will be sheltered and able to savour the late Victorian atmosphere.

Reveley Lodge has been much upgraded and improved since our last visit so it is disappointing that many of you are not able to attend. If at all possible we would love to see you there enjoying the tea and the garden.

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