Hardy Plant Society (Sussex Group)

Gardening with hardy perennials

Welcome to the website of the Sussex Branch of the Hardy Plant Society

The Hardy Plant Society was formed in 1957, with the aim to promote knowledge and the growth of hardy herbaceous perennials. The Sussex Branch was founded in 1994.

We are a friendly group of hardy planters, all keen to improve our knowledge of both plants and gardens. Our members are of all abilities, and are extremely keen and enthusiastic. We learn from our varied speakers at our indoor lectures during the winter months, usually September to March. At these meetings we have speakers on a wide variety of subjects relating to the gardening world, and we enjoy having the opportunity to meet like-minded keen gardeners and to share ideas, information and most of all enthusiasm for plants and gardens.

In the summer months we are able to visit gardens, some not usually open to the public, and outings to venues of particular interest to the group.  ‘Talking Plants’ has become a much enjoyed part of our program of late, visiting a members garden, a small group walks with the owner chatting about the plants and the garden. These meetings are so valuable in getting to know each other and learning about gardens and plants too. 

After most of our meetings both indoors in the winter months and in gardens in the summer, we then usually partake of tea and home made cake.  This is a very popular part of being a Hardy Planter !

I do hope I have whetted your appetite now to visit our Membership  page and to visit our Group Events Page for full details of all events for the forthcoming year.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

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