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HPS at the RHS Shows

With exhibitors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show finally learning the results of the judging, Annie Godfrey of Daisy Roots Nursery, a Herts HPS ex-Chairman and long standing member, won a Silver Gilt for her vibrant exhibit of drought tolerant plants.  You can watch a short video from the BBC, of Annie being interviewed by Nicki Chapman on the mid-afternoon programme on Tuesday, by clicking on the links below.  Congratulations from all of us, Annie! For the video interview, the links below will download the video, pick the format which suits your computer. Depending on your internet connection you may want to make a cup of tea whilst these download to your computer.

Annie got a 2nd interview with Carol Klein also:

Kent HPS also did well at the Chelsea Flower Show, taking home a Silver Gilt for their Grand Pavilion exhibit ‘Over the Garden Gate’.  Their design represented a typical hardy planter’s plot, with a diverse range of interesting plants for both sun and shade, and an emphasis on the propagation and swapping of surplus plants. For more information click here. In other news, The Hardy Plant Society won a Gold Medal at the RHS Malvern Spring Show with an exhibition entitled ‘Shade and Woodland Plants’, incorporating an information board on the activities of the HPS.  For more details, and an absolutely sumptuous plant list, click on the link here. Marion Jay.

Annie Godfrey’s Garden Opens for the NGS

Coverage in Todays Telegraph Gardening Section | May 24th 2014

Linda Williams spotted coverage for Annie Godfrey and Daisy Roots in this article by Stephen Lacey mentioning “the best iris at the show” being ‘Pink Charm’.


And also on the opposite page our Plant Sale is listed here:


In case you need reminding here are the details:

Friday 30th May 6-9pm

Plant delivery, sorting and pricing: Homewood Road United Reformed Church Hall, St Albans, AL1 4BH

Homewood Road Church Hall, St Albans, AL1 4BH, Corner of Sandpit Lane and Homewood Road. Please bring any plants you’d like to donate.

Saturday 31st May 10am-12 noon

Grand Plant Sale

Homewood Road Church Hall, St Albans, AL1 4BH.

Helpers required from 9am at the Church Hall.

And the day after the plant sale:

Sunday 1st June 2-5pm

Member’s Open Garden

Jacqueline Turner, Marford Cottage, Sheepcote Lane, Wheathampstead, Herts. AL4 8NJ

Jacqueline Turner’s garden used to be a rose garden some 50 years ago (before she took it on). She now has a wide variety of plants giving her colour all the year round. There are winding paths, paved areas and a small wildlife pond for frogs which make a real difference to the snail population.

Directions: from Memorial Hall in Wheathampstead, travel east on Marford Road for less than a mile. Sheepcote Lane is on left immediately after the L’Olivo restaurant. Park on the grass verge opposite the cottage.


Annie Godfrey Success at RHS Chelsea 2014