Isle of Wight
About the Group
The group does not have a formal regular meeting venue, but often meets at homes of members
|Saturday 6 January, 2018 12-00pm to 3-00pm
New Year Social at The Cloisters, 36 High Street, Bembridge, PO35 5SE.
Please bring a plate of savoury or sweet food for 6 people (there are no food heating facilities).
Also, if you wish, there will be a small competition of small posies of fresh flowers from your gardens.
The posies will be judged by everyone present and the winner will receive a prize.
|Saturday 17 February, 2018 2-00pm to 4-00pm
AGM to be followed by a talk on the
'HPS Conservation Scheme' by Helen. At the Hunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport.
Refreshments provided. Free raffle.
|Wednesday 7 March , 2018 7-30pm,
'Stars of the Spring Garden'
The Trafalgar Room, Riverside Centre, Newport. Kevin Hughes has a nursery near Salisbury and he will be bringing some plants for sale. Admission: tbc
|Thursday 15 March, 2018 7-30pm.
IWGPG's Spring Lecture.
Steve Hickman of Hoyland Plant Centre
Steve will talk about Nerines and Amarines, as well as Agapanthas, Tulbaglia and Clivia, of which he is the National Collection Holder.
The Parish Rooms, Town Lane, Newport PO30 1JU.
|Saturday 24 March, 2018
HPS AGM at Tiverton, Devon and the Annual Lecture Day.
|Sunday 8 April, 2018
Louisa & David Killpack's garden open for NGS
|Saturday 14 April, 2018 10-00am to 12-00pm
Annual Plant Sale at Wootton Bridge Community Centre, Brannon Way, Wootton Bridge PO33 4NW.
Bramley Plants will also have a stall.
|Thursday 17 May, 2018 2-00pm
Meeting at Sarah Wilson's house and garden (Contact Group for details)
Seed & cutting exchange.
|Sunday 20 May, 2018
Margaret & Graham Montrose's garden open for NGS
|Sunday 3 June, 2018
Gunda Cross's garden open for NGS
|Friday 22 June, 2018
Mainland garden visit probably to West Dean, West Sussex.
If you are interested, please contact Sarah Wilson on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01983 761130.
|Wednesday 4 July, 2018 2-00pm
Meeting at Gerry Price's garden and a visit to her nursery.
The visit to Gerry's garden will last about 30 to 40 minutes, then after about a 10 minute drive we will arrive at the nursery
The Coastal Gardener, Fakenham Farm, Eddington Road, St. Helens, PO33 1XS. (website)
Parking at Gerry's house is limited to 1 or 2 cars, otherwise there is parking on the tarmac part of the road.
The visit to the nursery should take about 45 minutes to an hour, and there is a cafe there which can supply tea and cake.
|Sunday 22 July, 2018
HPS Hampshire Group Lecture Day at Romsey.
'East to West – and something in between'. Featuring Dan Hinkley, Timothy Walker, and Diane Clement.
There will also be nurseries selling plants.
Tickets £22. For a booking form visit the HPS website or contact:
Sue Hough on 01420 562039 or email@example.com
A number of members are going from the island, so if you want a lift or can provide a lift(s), please contact Clare. (see above)
|August No meeting|
|Wednesday 19 September, 2018 2-00pm
Meeting at Rose Ingham's house and garden. Contact Group for details.
|Thursday 18 October, 2018 2-00pm
Meeting at Eileen Carter's home and garden. Contact Group for details.
Theme: grasses. Plant swap.
|Thursday 18 October, 2018 7-30 pm
IWGPG Autumn Lecture
The Parish Rooms, Town Lane, Newport PO30 1JU
|Thursday 22 November, 2018 2-00pm
Meeting at Venetia Weaver's house. Contact Group for details.
Theme: Barks & berries.
|18th February, 2017 2-30 pm to 4-30 pm
AGM at Hunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport .
Free raffle. Joan Cooper will be selling snowdrops
|29th March, 2017 time TBC (Evening)
'My Chelsea Story'
The Riverside Centre, Trafalgar Room.
This talk will be based on Matthew's experience of designing a Chelsea Flower Show garden, and will refer to the relocation of one of the gardens to the Isle of Wight Hospice. As well as designing gardens for Chelsea.
Matthew worked for the RHS as curator at Hyde Hall garden and then at Harlow Carr. Subsequently he became RHS Head of Gardens Creative Design.
He is now a regular participant on Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time.More can be found about his work on www.matthewwilsongardens.com
There will be an admission charge of £8.
|29th April, 2017 10am to 12pm
Annual Plant Sale,
Wootton Bridge Community Centre, Brannon Way, Wootton Bridge PO33 4NW
Bramley Plants will be attending.
Please start to collect plants to sell. This is our main fundraising event of the year.
|16th May , 2017 2-00pm
Meeting at Louisa Killpack's home and garden
There will be a seedlings & cuttings exchange instead of the usual plant swap, so please start to sow/set aside seedlings or cuttings to bring along.
Eddington Nursery Plant Fair
We hope to have a stand at this event. At present the date is not fixed but it is likely to be at the end of May.
Please let Clare know if you are able to help with the stand.
|22nd June, 2017
Mainland trip to Tylney Hall Hotel Garden, Rotherwick, Hook, Hants RG27 9AZ.
This RHS Partner Garden has extensive grounds and landscaped gardens including gardens designed by Gertrude Jekell and Selden Wornum.
A group tour of the gardens has been arranged led by one of the gardeners, for which there will be a charge of £10 per person, including tea or coffee.
A visit to a nursery is also planned.
Please let Clare know if you are interested in coming and indicate if you are happy to be a car driver.
|29th June, 2017 2pm to 5pm.
As part of the HPS Diamond Jubilee, Helen and Joan will be opening their gardens, 2pm to 5pm.
|4th to 7th July, 2017
HPS Essex Group visiting IOW members' gardens
|15th July, 2017 2-00pm
Meeting at Helen Mount's garden and house
|28th September, 2017 2-00pm
Meeting at Jane Patterson's house and garden
Topic: South African Plants.
|21st October, 2017 2-00pm
Meeting at Sarah Wilson's house
|11th November, 2017 2-00pm
Meeting at Patsy Thompson's house
|26 October, 2017 7-30 pm
'Unusual and Long Blooming Plants – how an American ended up running a nursery in Bath'.
Autumn lecture by Derry Watkins of Special Plants Nursery near Bath –
Derry will bring plants for sale.
This meeting is being organised by IWGPG and all HPS members are invited.
Parish Rooms, Newport . Admission: £6.
|11 November, 2017 2-00pm
Meeting at Clare Young's house
Climbers for difficult situations.
|No Meeting in December|