Hardy Plant Society (Middlesex Group)

Middlesex Group

of the Hardy Plant Society


Welcome to the website of the Hardy Plant Society, Middlesex Group, one of the local groups of the national Hardy Plant Society.  We are a friendly group - both of experienced gardeners and enthusiastic newcomers - but we all share an interest in hardy, herbaceous, perennials and enjoy discovering more about how to grow and display these beautiful and varied plants in our gardens.

We meet regularly, usually on the first Monday on every month at Field End Junior School, Field End Road, Eastcote. We have a varied Programme of Speakers, as well as plants for sale at our meetings. We also visit gardens, shows and other places of horticultural interest and we organise three Public Plant Sales each year. You can find out more on the Trips and Plant Sales page.

New members are always assured of a warm welcome, so why not come along and join us?

We are social! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Hardy Plant Society - Southern Counties Group Facebook page  www.facebook.com/HPSMiddlesex

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email  hello@hpsmiddlesex.org.uk

Latest News

Due to the UK Government lockdown we have cancelled all events and meetings until September 2020.

A message from the HPS Middlesex Chair is below:



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HPS Groups have stands at many of the RHS Shows and other similar shows

Eastcote House Gardens logo Eastcote House Gardens

Eastcote House Gardens is a beautiful tranquil, award winning green space,
with Grade II listed buildings, including a historic Walled Garden, wild flower meadows,
a Topiary garden and a newly planted Jubilee Orchard. It has stood at the heart of Eastcote for more than 500 years.

The Gardens are now owned by the London Borough of Hillingdon, but are maintained by volunteers: the Friends of Eastcote House Gardens.

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Harrow in Leaf logo Harrow in LEAF

Harrow in LEAF is an independent voluntary umbrella organisation for allotment and Horticultural Groups in Harrow, Middlesex whose aim is to encourage allotment use and protect open space in the Borough for the benefit of community, well-being, wildlife and bio-diversity.

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  Hillingdon Rural Activities Garden Centre

The RAGC IS committed to using the finest quality seeds and compost to grow and sell high quality produce, whilst offering employment and training opportunities for people with a learning disability.

The RAGC produces a large range of bedding plants, shrubs and herbaceous plants, plus seasonal fruit, vegetables and free range eggs from chickens reared on site. This wonderful community asset is open to the public seven days a week and is accessible to all.

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chenies manor house Chenies Manor House and Garden

Chenies Manor House is one of the UK’s finest Tudor Mansion Houses. Steeped in history, the Grade I Listed building is set in Buckinghamshire’s charming estate village of Chenies and overlooks the Chess Valley. The venue’s grounds boast award winning gardens and original 13th Century features including a Medieval well, a dungeon and a reputed priest hole.

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 National Gardens Scheme logo National Gardens Scheme
 (the ‘Yellow Book’)
Around 3,700 breath-taking private gardens opening for charity.   Find out what is open near you by searching or buying the relevant local area Yellow Book
Plant Fairs Roadshow logo Plant Fairs Roadshow

A collective of specialist nurseries who hold plant fairs in South-East England featuring some of the leading independent nurseries in the area.

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Plant Heritage logo Plant Heritage

The world’s leading cultivated plant conservation charity

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Rare Plant Fair

They sell interesting and unusual plants from our nurseries and are held at beautiful gardens, a number of which are not frequently open to the public.

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Royal Horticultural Society logo Royal Horticultural Society

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link RHS Wisley Website    facebook RHS Wisley Facebook    twitter RHS Wisley Twitter

link RHS shows and events at Wisley and elsewhere

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The Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group is a friendly, enthusiastic group of experienced and less experienced gardeners, who all share an interest in learning more about the many and beautiful varieties of hardy perennials and how to grow them in their gardens. We are all keen to share our knowledge and experience with other members.

The Group meets regularly to hear speakers on a wide range of topics and we also enjoy a varied programme of trips and visits to gardens, RHS shows and places of horticultural interest. We run regular plant sales both for our Members and the General Public.

We have over 100 members and always welcome new ones. You can find information about how to join us here.

We are part of the national Hardy Plant Society which gives our members access to wider range of benefits and expertise.

HPSMG Committee 2019

The HPSMG Committee is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting in March.


Lynn Ronayne-Belhadj
Lynn has a great passion for nature, plants and wildlife and is involved with a number of local horticultural societies, including running a Hillingdon U3A garden group. She won best display including best novelty display in Hillingdon in Bloom in 2015 and 2017 and is keen to plant hardy perennials for their variety and colour.

Vice Chair:



Carol Elliott

Membership Secretary:

Devica Donovan


Brenda Prada

Brenda joined HPSMG in 2018 and volunteered to be our Secretary in 2019. Her passion for plants and their therapeutic benefits led her into deisgning, hand-crafting and planting up her own stone effect planters to sell locally, as well as as giving up her office life to work as a Plant Nursery Assistant. She hopes the increasing evidence of the physical, psychological, social and environmental well being aspects of growing and nurturing plants will continue to be more widely recognised and encouraged to inspire a greater involvement and passion for planting and growing.

General Member:

Janet Philpott
Janet is a keen gardener having gained knowledge and experience from working in her 1/3 acre garden in the Chilterns, as well as from various RHS courses. She propagated and sold hardy plants for several years at her local County market and now brings plants to HPS meetings and Public Plant Sales. She is an active member of a local U3A gardening group and her local gardening association where she currently organises the Annual Plant Sale. Janet has also had an important role to play in organising the biannual plant sale to raise money for the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Charity. She wants to contribute to HPSMG by having a general role on the Committee.

General Member:

Pam Parkhurst
From gardening with grandparents as a child, Pam has been an enthusiastic member of Middlesex Hardy Plant for many years. With a background in event organising and fund raising, she hopes to provide support to the Committee, especially in the organisation of Passionate About Plants 2020.

Would you like to get involved?

If you are interested in getting involved in HPSMG, either by being on the Committee or helping out in other ways e.g. with refreshments at the evening meetings or in planning for Passionate About Plants, we’d love to hear from you. Just email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.