Update from Chair Caroline Reeves

I hope everyone is keeping healthy in these troubled times. However it does appear that normal business is resuming at least for some of us. We’ve had our chimney swept and carpets laid this week with some trepidation I must admit and I’m sitting here listening to the builders singing at one neighbouring house and the sound of chainsaws from another!

Unfortunately, normal HPS Somerset Group activities cannot be resumed as yet therefore the decision has been made to cancel the following events planned for 2020.

  • Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd June – Cancelled self drive visit to Vellacott
  • Tuesday 16th June – Cancelled self-drive Visit to Westbrook House
  • Saturday 4th July – Cancelled Plant Swap and Lunch
  • Sunday 5th July – Cancelled HPS Somerset Group Summer Plant Sale at Lower Severalls
  • Thursday 30th July – Cancelled Coach Trip to Broomhill, nr Dorchester, and Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens

For refunds please contact Penny Berry.

Wednesday 2nd September

The self drive visit to Babbs Farm is still going ahead but subject to cancellation. Please use the booking form to reserve your place.

The lecture meeting in September will happen if the government’s guidance allows us to, and providing the hall is open for business. It may not be possible to hold the 50:50 plant sale but we will let you know ahead of time.

In the meantime you can stay in touch via HPS Somerset Instagram which is hosted by Jane, and also the national HPS Facebook Group.

Keep well,

Caroline Reeves


Due to uncertainty regarding the status of the events above, the newsletter will be published on a slightly delayed timetable and is close to going to print.

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