Indoor Programme  

  • All events start at 2pm (unless shown otherwise)
  • Handy one page guide to the  2017-programme

Programme 2017


20th August 2017

HPS Diamond Jubilee Garden Party (2 – 5 pm)

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Hardy Plant Society, the Herts Group will be holding a summer party at Reveley Lodge, 88 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, WD23 4GL. There will be an afternoon tea. Further details will follow in the Spring edition of the Newsletter. Reveley Lodge


7th October 2017 (this event is by ticket only for visitors)

Celebrity Lecture: Anna Pavord – ‘Perfect Partners’

Also attending will be national HPS Chair, Cathy Rollinson

Anna is the gardening correspondent for The Independent and a prolific author, probably best known for her widely acclaimed book ‘The Tulip’. Her most recent publication, ‘Landskipping’, is an illuminating study of the British countryside. In this lecture, Anna reveals some of her ‘star’ plants and links them with companions to create irresistible planting associations based on texture, shape, colour and scent. 

Some of Anna’s articles can be found at The Independent – Anna Pavord

4th November 2017

AGM, followed by Member’s Talk: Adrian de Baat – ‘Late Summer Colour’

Adrian is a long-time member of the Herts Group and has been opening his garden for the NGS for several years now. Many of you will have been impressed by his skill in combining grasses and perennials for a spectacular show of colour late in the season. In this talk he will give us the benefit of his experience and help us all extend the interest in our borders well into autumn.

2nd December 2017

Timothy Walker – ‘From Diaz to Diamonds’

Timothy Walker was, until 2014, the Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. He is a Fellow of the Linnaean Society of London and has been a research lecturer in the Department of Plant Sciences at Oxford since 1992. He has spoken to the Herts Group on several occasions and is always entertaining. This talk takes a route from the southernmost tip of Africa to the border with Namibia, looking at one of the most botanically diverse areas of the world: the Western Cape.

Our Christmas Party follows Timothy’s talk.