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?
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Julie Ritchie finished our series of talks in 2019. Julie is from Hoo House Nursery in Gloucestershire which offers over 900 varieties of alpines and perennials.
Julie had a list of seventy-two plants focusing on Penstemons and other summer sun lovers.
Our next meeting is on Monday 3rd February 2020.
Everyone is welcome.
Tickets are now on sale for Passionate About Plants 2020 which will take place on Saturday 4th April at Brunel University, Uxbridge.
We have an exciting line up of TV celebrity speakers and specialist nurseries. Purchase tickets and find out more here.
You can download the latest newsletter here: Newsletter_January_2020.pdf.
HPS Middlesex Group runs a seed donation scheme whereby a wide variety of donated seed is available for sale at evening meetings at only 30p per packet. It's a great opportunity to try new varieties at a very reasonable price.
To be able to run the scheme we need our members to donate any spare seed they have and to look out for seeds in thier garden that thye can collect throughout the year. These (cleaned of other material and labelled) should be given to Judy Rogers or Diana Dolman at any meeting who will put them in small envelopes ready for sale.
As well as seeds, we also have a selection of greetings cards for sale. All proceeds from the sale of seeds and cards and our monthly raffle go directly back to the Group to help to meet the costs of the speakers and the hire of Field End School so please do support us.
The National Hardy Plant Society also runs a Seed Distribution Scheme. You can find more information about it here.
Thank you for joining Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group. You will receive your membership card in the post shortly.
Please now make your payment for your membership via online banking using the following details.
|Membership Options||Annual Cost|
|Joint (two members at the same address)||£13.00|
The bank details are as follows:
|Account Name:||Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group|
Once we have received your payment, we will send you your membership card.
1.1 HPSMG may arrange visits or trips to gardens, shows or other places of interest. These will be publicised on our Website, through our regular Newsletter and at our evening meetings. Bookings should be made at least six weeks in advance of the date of the trip, although later bookings may be accepted if there are places remaining.
1.2 All those wishing to book a trip must complete an application form, either online if paying through Paypal, or by completing and returning a paper form, available on the HPSMG website or at our meetings.
2.1 Payment must be made in full before the start of the trip or visit. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, payment for trips should normally be made at least six weeks in advance, so that HPSMG knows if the trip is viable to run and can book the appropriate transport and/or tickets. Later payment may be accepted (see 1.1).
2.2 Payment can be made online via the HPSMG website using a credit or debit card through PayPal. Payment can also be made by cheque, payable to The Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Group. Members must quote their membership number when making a payment online or electronically or write this on the back of the cheque.
2.3 For some trips, where there is considerable outlay upfront e.g. for the payment of train fares or hotels, HPSMG reserves the right to require the payment of a deposit by a set date to secure a place on the trip. This deposit is non refundable in the case of cancellation and full payment for these trips will be required by a set date, which may be more than six weeks in advance.
3. Cancellation and Refunds
3.2 Refunds will only be made for all, or part of a trip, where HPSMG:
- is able to recover the funds or where payment has not already been made; and
- will not incur a loss to the Group overall on that particular trip
3.3 Full refunds will be made where the person cancelling the booking is able to find a replacement attendee.
3.4 Refunds, outside the provision of 3.2 above, are at the discretion of the Chair and Treasurer.
4.1 For trips and visits abroad, you must have taken out appropriate insurance beforehand, which should include cancellation cover.
5. Non Members
5.1 Trips and visits will be open to non members where there is availability. HPSMG reserves the right to charge different amounts for members and non members.
HPSMG February 2019