Previous Events

12th August 2018 – Group Plant Swap and Lunch

17th July 2018 – Coach Trip to Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire

8th July 2018 – HPS Somerset Summer Plant Fair at Lower Severalls

23rd June 2018 –  Special Lecture: Roy Lancaster – ‘My Life with Plants’

20th June 2018 – Coach Trip to Iford Manor

16th May 2018 – Self-drive Visit to Watcombe

2nd May 2018 – Coach Trip to The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

28th April 2018 – Group Plant Sale

14th April 2018- Timothy Walker – ‘Two For The Price of One’

24th March2018- HPS Somerset Early Spring Plant Fair at East Lambrook Manor

10th March 2018 – Brian Hiley – ‘Container Plants and Something Different’

10th February 2018 – Claire Greenslade – ‘Hestercombe: The Restoration of the Edwardian and Victorian Garden’

13th January 2018 – Sue Applegate – ‘Making the Most of Peonies and Irises’

18th November 2017 – AGM & Lecture: Helen Dillon – ‘Moving Gardens?  Only the Best Come Too’

21st October 2017 – Lecture: Mary Benger – ‘The Development of Burrow Farm Gardens’

16th September 2017 – Lecture: Kevin Hughes – ‘Less Common Trees and Shrubs for the Smaller Garden’

13th August 2017 – Group Plant Swap and Lunch

26th July 2017 – Coach Trip to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire

4th July 2017 – Coach Trip to Longstock Park Water Gardens, Hampshire

18th June 2017 – Coach Trip to Cerne Abbas Open Gardens, Dorset

17th May 2017 – Self-drive visit to Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood, Axminster

22nd April 2017 – Group Plant Sale

18th April 2017 – Self-drive visit to Haldon Grange, Dunchideock, Devon

8th April 2017 – Lecture: Helen Picton – ‘It’s Not Time for Bed Yet!’

25th March 2017 – Somerset HPS Early Spring Plant Fair at East Lambrook Manor

11th March 2017 – Lecture: Derek Spicer – ‘Conifers’

11th February 2017 – Lecture: Heather Godard-Key – ‘Ferns’

14th January 2017 – Lecture: Alan Street – ‘Small Bulbs’

19th November 2016 – AGM & Lecture: Wolfgang Bopp – ‘Hilliers’

22nd October 2016 – Lecture: Mark Wash – ‘Crocosmias’

24th September 2016 – Somerset HPS Autumn Plant Fair at Forde Abbey, Dorset

17th September 2016 – Lecture: Janet Buist –  ‘Salvias; Their History and Cultivation’

7th September 2016 – Self-drive visit to Mapperton House & Gardens, Dorset

5 July 2016 – Coach Trip to Kiftsgate Court Gardens & Fibrex Nurseries

1 July 2016 – Lecture & Buffet – Mary Toomey – “Plants with Impressive Pedigrees”

7 June 2016 – Coach Trip to Cranborne Manor Gardens

23 April 2016 – Group Plant Sale

20 April 2016 – Coach Trip to Aberglasney Gardens & The National Botanic Garden of Wales

9 April 2016 – Lecture: David James (Allwoods Nursery) – “From Pinks to Peles”

26 March 2016 – Early Spring Plant Fair at East Lambrook Manor Gardens

12 March 2016 – Lecture: Julian Sutton (Desirable Plants) – “The Botanical Gardener”

13 February 2016 – Lecture: John Wood (Head Gardener at NT Hinton Ampher) – “Roses – their history and cultivation”

16 January 2016 – Lectures: Helen Mount – “The Hardy Plant Society Conservation Scheme” and Stuart Senior – “The man who planted trees”

21 November 2015 – AGM & Lecture: Troy Scott Smith (Head Gardener at NT Sissinghurst) – “Revitalising Vita”

15 November 2015 – Winter Lunch at Illminster

17 October 2015 – Lecture: Neil Lovesey (Picket Lane Nursery) – “The History (and Future) of the Cottage Garden”

19 September 2015 – 50/50 Plant Sale & Lecture: Hilary Little – “Along the Floral Highways of Patagonia”

15 September 2015 – Self-drive visit to Lady Farm and Mill Cottage Plants

9 August 2015 – Plant Swap & Lunch at Long Sutton

7 July 2015 – Self-drive visit to High Garden & Nursery

13 June 2015 – Coach Trip to The Mead Nursery & Seend Open Gardens,

Seend Manor & Seend Park Walled Garden

27 May 2015 – Coach Trip to Rousham House & Broughton Grange

25 April 2015 – Group Plant Sale

11 April 2015 – Lecture: Sally Gregson (Mill Cottage Plants) – “Epimediums”

14 March 2015 – Lecture: Peter Lindley (Hidden Valley Nursery) – “Around the World in 80 Plants”

17 February 2015 – Coach Trip to Mary Keen’s Garden & Rodmarten Manor

14 February 2015 – Lecture: Tom Mitchell (Evolution Plants) – “Hellebores from the Picos to the Caucasus”

17 January 2015 – Lecture: Joseph Atkin – “Aberglasney”

15 November 2014 – AGM & Lecture: Bob Brown – “So Many Plants, So Little Space”

18 October 2014 – Lecture: Duncan Coombs – “Hidcote”

1 October 2014 – Coach Trip to The Picton Garden & Hanbury Hall

20 September 2014 – 50/50 Plant Sale and Lecture: Roger Turner – “Michaelmas Daisies”

10 August 2014 – Plant Swap & Lunch at Long Sutton

4 June 2014 – Self-drive Visit to Regency House and Springdale

6 May 2014 – Coach Trip to Brian & Sue Dockerill’s garden in Pontypridd ….

and Edith Morgan’s garden in Swansea.

12 April 2014 – Lecture: Andrew Ward – “Plants that Excite”

2 April 2014 – Coach Trip to Trebah Garden …

… and Glendurgan Garden.

29 March 2014 – Early Spring Plant Sale – East Lambrook Manor Gardens

15 March 2014 – Lecture: Ro FitzGerald – “Love it or loath it – garden styles and plant fashions”

15 February 2014 – Lecture: Clive Groves – “The Secret World of Violets”

18 January 2014 – Lecture: Timothy Walker – “Boggery in the Garden”

1 December 2014 – Winter Lunch at Blostin’s Restaurant, Shepton Mallet

16 November 2013 – AGM followed by Lecture: Stephen Lacey – “What makes a great garden?”

19 October 2013 – Lecture: Ron Scamp – “Daffodils”

14 September 2013 – 50/50 Plant Sale and Lecture: Diana Guy – “Cottage Gardens”

6 September 2013 – Visit to Cadhay & Little Ash Bungalow

11 August 2013 – Plant Swap & Lunch at Shipham

10 July 2013 – Coach trip to Bryan’s Ground, Aulden Farm & Ivy Croft

29 June 2013 – 2oth Anniversary Lecture – Roy Lancaster

 

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