Members’ Garden open on Sunday 22 October

HHPS members, Adrian and Clare de Baat will be opening their garden in Welwyn Garden City on behalf of the National Garden Scheme on Sunday afternoon, 22 October. 

Full details of the garden, together with lots of pictures and other information, can be found on the National Garden Scheme website at www.ngs.org.uk as well as on the garden’s website at www.adriansgarden.org.

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Anna Pavord to sign her books on Saturday 7th October

Anna Pavord is very happy to sign her books on Saturday so bring your copies along to the meeting. She will also bring some with her for sale.

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Anna Pavord talk Saturday 7th October

CaptureWelcome to the Hertfordshire Hardy Plant Society 2017-2018 season of talks. We have both favourite and new speakers lined up for you and a wide variety of subjects.

We begin our year on 7th October by welcoming the renowned writer Anna Pavord who will be speaking on the subject of “Perfect Partners” (of the plant variety of course!).

We will also be welcoming Cathy Rollinson, the National chairman of HPS, to help us celebrate once again the Diamond Jubilee of the Society.

We look forward to seeing you there. 

There are still a few spaces for visitors, so if you would like to reserve a ticket for a friend or family member, please email alimarking@hotmail.com or phone 01727 863451.

Your Autumn 2017 Newsletter will be available for you to collect on the day.

Celebrity Lecture: Anna Pavord 7th October

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The new season of talks is nearly upon us and we begin on Saturday 7th October at 2pm with a lecture given by the celebrated author Anna Pavord entitled “Perfect Partners”.

If you would like to bring a visitor to this event and wish to reserve a ticket please email Alison King on alimarking@hotmail.com.  There is no need to have a ticket if you are a member of HHPS.

On this occasion visitors’ tickets will be £8.

We look  forward to seeing everyone at what promises to be a special occasion.

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.” 

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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.

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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: jorene.cowan@gmail.com  Tel: 01727 864644

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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.

You may want to follow the link to their site: www.reveleylodge.org/   

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Garden Party to celebrate the 60th Diamond Jubilee of the Hardy Plant Society – RSVP please!

Sunday 20th August 2017  2pm to 5pm at Reveley Lodge Bushey Heath WD23 4GL

If you have not yet replied to your invitation, the Committee would love to hear from you by Sunday 30th July.

E-mail: jorene.cowan@gmail.com              Tel: 01727 864644

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NGS Garden Opening – Sunday 30th July

P1040141 (Medium)HHPS members, Adrian and Clare de Baat will be opening their garden in Welwyn Garden City on behalf of the National Garden Scheme on Sunday afternoon, 30th July. As you may recall, Adrian will be giving a talk at our November meeting based on their late summer Piet Oudolf inspired garden.

Address: 35 Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7PB

Time: 2.00-5.30pm   Admission £4.00, children free

Teas will be available, together with a plant stall run by HHPS member Annie Godfrey of Daisy Roots nursery.

Full details of the garden, together with lots of pictures and other information, can be found on the National Garden Scheme website at www.ngs.org.uk as well as on the garden’s website at www.adriansgarden.org.