About the Group
The group meets at St. Peter's Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY (map).
Doors open at 7.15 p.m. and meetings start at 7.45 p.m. except where otherwise stated.
|10th January, 2017
'GROUND COVER PLANTING'
Hillier nurseryman by training, has worked in nurseries and gardens in England and France and travelled to many other countries in his horticultural career. He now manages four gardens in North Hampshire/west Berkshire.
|14th February, 2017
'ITS NOT TIME FOR BED YET'
trained as a botanist at Reading, works full time in the family business. Helen is the third generation to work with the Michaelmas Daisies at Old Court Nurseries, where the Plant Heritage Collection of Autumn Flowering Asters is held.
|14th March, 2017
'THROUGH THE YEAR WITH A HORTICULTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER'
photographer of plants and gardens for over 45years, illustrated many books for famous authors and plantspeople, Member of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners.
|11th April, 2017
'AGAPANTHUS- CULTIVATION AND PROPAGATION'
runs the Hoyland Plant Centre in South Yorkshire growing agapanthus and tulbaghias, having a National Collection of both. Multiple Chelsea gold medal winner.
|20th May, 2017
|13th June, 2017
'A SEEDY BUSINESS'
Diane is a member of the Alpine Garden Society and several other Alpine, Rock Garden and specialist genus societies. She is currently the Director of the Seed Exchange for the AGS. she has a wide range of plant interests , specialising in hepatica, cyclamen and woodland plants.
|12th September, 2017
'SEASONAL HERBACIOUS PERENNIALS'
owner of renowned nursery, Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants. Most successful female exhibitor at Chelsea flower show for hardy plants.
|14th October, 2017
Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the Hardy Plant Society
10-15 TIMOTHY WALKER: BORDERING ON INSANITY
1.30 JULIAN SUTTON: THE BOTANICAL GARDENER
Door open at 9.30am, St Peter's Hall, Church Road, Earley, Reading, RG6 1EY
Plants and award winning preserves for sale, Refreshments and light lunch included, Open to the Public.
|14th November, 2017
Berkshire HPS member, garden and plant enthusiast with 30+ years experience ingeneral gardening, pruning and designing garden and planting schemes. Former tutor for WEA for 15 years. Currently enjoys speaking to garden groups and leading garden visits.