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Kent

About the Group

The group meets in various locations across the county
Contact
Sheila Wyver
t. 07952 434957 or t. 01227 271159
e. kent@hardy-plant.org.uk
For full details visit the Kent Group Website

2017 Programme

All meetings commence at 2-30 pm unless otherwise stated.

Sunday 29 January, 2017
'THE OLYMPIC PARK'
Alistair Bayford

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been opened to the public,and we will find out how it looks after the games and plans for the future
Headcorn Village Hall, Headcorn TN27 9NR
Sunday 26 February, 2017
'SUCCESSION PLANTING'
Steve Edney

How to plant to have something beautiful to look at throughout the year​
Lower Hardres Village Hall, CT4 5NP
Sunday 19 March 2017 from 11am
SPRING INDOOR PLANT FAIR
It’s time once again for our very popular Spring Indoor Plant Fair
where you can browse and buy from nurseries in the comfort of a warm hall. Come and find something special

Lenham Community Centre, Lenham, Maidstone ME17 2QT
Sunday 19 March 2017 from 11am
SPECIAL SPRING MEETING
 ‘Exotic Gardening’
Fergus Garrett from Great Dixter in East Sussex.

Our very popular Spring Meeting combines an indoor plant fair and photographic competition with our usual lecture meeting.
Lenham Community Centre, Lenham, Maidstone ME17 2QT
Saturday 25 March 2017, 1.00pm
GARDEN VISIT IN EAST SUTTON
Boyton Court, East Sutton

A return visit for members only to a stunning garden.
Thursday 13 April 2017
GARDEN VISIT IN IVY HATCH
White House Farm, Ivy Hatch, Ightham
Sunday 23 April, 2017
'ENGLISH LOVE AFFAIR WITH IRIS'
Sue Marshall

Sue is the owner of Iris of Sissinghurst, a specialist nursery dealing only in iris, and will give us the benefit of her long experience. 
This will be followed by our Seedling Swap
Smarden Charter Hall, Smarden TN27 8NF
Tuesday 9 May, 2017 2-00pm
Visit to Timbers, East Farleigh
Saturday 29 July, 2017 2-00 to 5-00pm
Garden Tea Party at Orchard House, 
Claygate, Marden

2016 Programme

Sunday 24th January, 2016
'Over the Garden Gate - Unhinged!'
with members of the 2015 Chelsea Team
Lower Hardres Village Hall, CT4 5NP

Tuesday 9th February, 2016 1-30 pm
Garden Visit to Knowle Hill Farm, Ulcombe
This event must be pre-booked

Sunday 28th February, 2016 11am-4pm
Snowdrop and Hellebore Extravaganza
Plant Fair and a talk
'Hellebores – Why I'm still Interested after all these years'
Julian Sutton
Goodnestone Park Gardens, Canterbury, CT3 1PL

Sunday 20th March, 2016 11am-2pm
Special Spring Meeting with Indoor Plant Fair and Photographic Show
2.30pm
'Plant Hunting in Colombia'
Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones
Lenham Community Centre, ME17 2QT

Saturday 9th April, 2016 10.30am
Garden Visit to The Witch Hazel Nursery, Newington
This event must be pre-booked

Sunday 24th April, 2016 
'Spring-Flowering Perennials'
Rosy Hardy
followed by Seedling Swap
Headcorn Village Hall, TN27 9NR

Saturday 7th May, 2016 
Day Trip – Beervelde Park Plant Fair, Belgium
This event must be pre-booked

Tuesday 31st May, 2016 10-00 am
Talking Plants
Oak Cottage & Swallowfields Nursery, Elmsted
This event must be pre-booked

15th June, 2016 10.30am
Garden Visit to Boyton Court, East Sutton
This event must be pre-booked

13th July, 2016 2.30pm
Garden Visit to Hawe Farmhouse, Herne
This event must be pre-booked

Saturday 6 August 2016    
Garden Party **
West Court Lodge
Postling 2 - 5pm

Wednesday 24 August 2016  
 Garden Visit - Mounts Court Farmhouse **
Acrise 10.30am
Sunday 25 September 2016    
'Autumn Fireworks' by Annie Godfrey
Headcorn Village Hall  
Sunday 30 October 2016    
'Ferns for the Garden' by Jude Lawton 

Lower Hardres Village Hall  
 
Sunday 27 November 2016  
 'Less Familiar Trees and Shrubs' by Kevin Hughes 
Headcorn Village Hall 

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