Next Meeting and AGM Saturday 5th November 2016 at 2pm

followed by Member’s Talk: Margaret Easter – ‘Grasses for the Small Garden’ HHPS member Margaret holds a National Collection of Thymus in her Harpenden garden, which she opens for charity. She has worked on nomenclature and taxonomy and has published several books, including ‘The Thyme Handbook’. In this talk, she will be talking about anotherContinue reading “Next Meeting and AGM Saturday 5th November 2016 at 2pm”

Julie Toll – ‘Garden Design’ – February 6th

Our next group meeting is coming up this Saturday 6th at 2pm, which will feature Julie Toll on Garden Design. Since 1982, Julie has been running her own garden design practice. Her commissions have included private gardens, a garden for the blind, a playground for children with disabilities, and show house gardens. Julie has achievedContinue reading “Julie Toll – ‘Garden Design’ – February 6th”

Book Sales Come to an End

Hello, At the most recent Herts HPS committee meeting we discussed the income from book sales versus the effort involved in managing the stock of books (sometimes substantial and heavy). The committee decided to bring book sales to an end, our thanks go to anyone who has contributed books in the past. As from now,Continue reading “Book Sales Come to an End”

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”

Meeting Roundup | Brian Ellis from Avondale Nursery

Our final talk for this season came from Brian Ellis, purveyor of marvellous plants and co-proprieter (with his wife Steph) of Avondale Nursery, just south of Coventry Airport.  Brian and Steph both have art college backgrounds, which was evident from the quality of his photographs and choice of plant combinations.  He began the talk byContinue reading “Meeting Roundup | Brian Ellis from Avondale Nursery”

2014 Seedling Swap

This year’s Seedling Swap took place in Adrian de Baat’s garden in Welwyn Garden City.  Adrian planted masses of tulips last year and swappers took the opportunity to wander around the colourful borders and chat about the emergent grasses and late-flowering perennials for which his garden is well-known. There was a wide variety of littleContinue reading “2014 Seedling Swap”

Xmas Party 2012

Today the group enjoyed a talk from Rob Potterton, along with a Christmas feast. Rob took us through his plant hunting expedition to China, and onwards through the process of propagation and sale. Rob experienced altitude sickness at 16,000 feet in the mountains near-ish the border with Tibet, to collect new species of alpine plants,Continue reading “Xmas Party 2012”

Great Start to the New Season

The first meeting of the Autumn kicked off with a fascinating talk by Troy Scott-Smith from Bodnant Garden in Wales. He took us through the various restoration projects at Bodnant, which have cost millions to carry out, including moving 3,000 tonnes of silt from one of the lakes. The works will ensure the future ofContinue reading “Great Start to the New Season”