Local Group membership is open to all members of the national HPS. Most groups charge a small additional subscription. Groups welcome new members and visitors; they are a great way for those of all ages and levels of experience to share their enthusiasm for plants and gardening. Regular visitors will be invited to join the HPS and the group.
Most groups offer a combination of:
- Talks by experts with the opportunity to ask questions and talk to them;
- Plant Sales
- Visits to local gardens and nurseries;
- Social Events like coffee mornings or evening parties, usually in members’ own gardens.
Some also organise longer coach or car sharing trips, to gardens and nurseries further away.
A few groups have created mini-groups, each with its own programme of events and informal meetings.
Why not come along to a meeting? Our mini-groups also welcome visitors but as the smaller mini-groups often meet in members’ houses it would be a good idea to contact them to find out their next venue.
You can find your nearest HPS local group or mini-group from the list below, or look at a map.
|Group Name||Usual Meeting Place|
|Brigg Mini-Group||Various locations in the Brigg area|
|Bucks and Oxon||Winslow, Bucks|
|Cambs and Beds||Biggleswade, Beds|
|Cheshire and Friends||Lach Dennis, near Northwich|
|Derbyshire||Shirland, near Alfreton|
|Devon||Longdown, near Exeter|
|Dorset||Colehill, near Wimborne Minster|
|Essex||Wickham Bishops, near Maldon|
|Fenland||Market Deeping, near Spalding|
|Hereford & Mid Wales||Pembridge near Leominster and Glasbury, near Brecon|
|Hertfordshire||Wheathampstead, near St. Albans|
|Isle of Wight||Various venues on the Isle of Wight|
|Kent||Various venues in Kent|
|Lincolnshire||Welton, near Lincoln|
|Lincoln Mini-Group||Various locations in the Lincoln area|
|Louth Mini-Group||Various locations in the Louth area|
|Middlesex||Eastcote, near Ruislip|
|Norfolk & Suffolk||Hethersett, near Norwich and Roydon, near Diss|
|North East||Stannington, near Morpeth|
|North West||Samlesbury, near Preston|
|Northamptonshire||Moulton, near Northampton|
|Nottingham||West Bridgford, Nottingham|
|Scottish & Northern Borders||Various venues|
|Salisbury Plain Mini-Group||Urchfont, Devizes|
|Shropshire||Bayston Hill, near Shrewsbury|
|Somerset||Monkton Heathfield, near Taunton|
|South Wales||Bridgend, Glamorgan|
|Southern Counties||Bookham, Surrey|
|Staffordshire||Little Haywood, near Stafford|
|Sussex||Henfield and Plumpton|
|West Midlands||Knowle, near Solihull|
|Western Counties||Norton, near Gloucester|
|Wilts & Avon||Various venues|
|Worcestershire||Crowle, near Junction 6 of M5|