Monthly Archives: May 2019

HHPS coach trip to Langthorns Plantery, RHS Hyde Hall and Furzelea, Essex

Coach

There are still places available on this year’s coach trip on Saturday 15th June, departing from: Westminster Lodge far car park,  Holywell Hill, St Albans, Herts, AL1 2DL at 8.30a.m. 

I do hope you can join us. You, as well as any family or friends, will be assured of a warm welcome. 

Please contact Maggie Lacey on 01727 569286 for further details, or email maggielacey99@gmail.com 

 

Annie at Chelsea 2019

 

wp_20190521_10_03_12_proCongratulations from us all to Annie for her Silver Gilt at Chelsea this year. Her new-look stand was absolutely stunning. 

And, for anyone who was not able to see Annie at the show, there is an 8 minute clip on BBC Gardeners World. Find it on catch up if you missed it: BBC2 8.30pm Friday 24 May. There is filming from the show and from the nursery, where Annie gives a masterclass in plant adaptations for surviving drought conditions.

   

Preston Gardens Open Day. Sunday 26th May, 12.30 – 5pm

image001A large number of gardens in this pretty village 3 miles south of Hitchin, Hertfordshire offer a variety of sizes, styles and planting with many interesting details including unusual plants, wild areas and water features. Two gardens belong to members of the HPS: Kilnwood Cottage (Sue Kellard) and Crunnells Green House (Meta and Hugh Reeves). The small Arts & Crafts church of St Martin will be beautifully decorated with flowers and open to visitors. Plant Stall on the Green and Teas in the Village Hall.  Barbeque on the Green from 12 noon. Lunches can be booked at the famous Red Lion pub, tel. 01462-459585.

Map supplied on admission.

We are sorry but dogs are not permitted in the gardens.

Entry £6.00 (children free). Free parking. Post code SG4 7RU.

Contact nr 01462-456567 (Meta)

Website  https://www.prestonvillageherts.com/whats-on/preston-gardens-open-day

 

 

Herts HPS Annual Plant Sale Saturday 25 May

Plant Sale

Next Saturday is our Annual Plant Sale in the URC Hall, Homewood Road, St. Albans, AL1 4BH so, if you have offered to donate plants or help sort them onto the tables, we will be at the hall on the Friday evening from 6.00pm.

We open to the public on the Saturday at 10.00am but, if you are helping that day selling plants etc, the hall will be open at 9.00am when we will be putting the finishing touches, so look forward to seeing you then.   

………………And if you are not helping why not come along and buy!

Best wishes, Beryl

PS    If you have bought plants at our monthly plant sales during the past year they have more than likely been in the square pots that I like.  During the summer, can you do your recycling bit for the Club and sort them out and then let me have them back when we start our monthly meetings again in October.  Thanks.

How Gardeners can help protect Hertfordshire’s Wildlife

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INNS week briefing_2019_FINAL

Liz Egre  Chairman

 

HPS Cambs & Beds Group Plant Sale: Sunday 12 May

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