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Monmouthshire

About the Group

The group meets in the Centenary Hall in Usk, NP15 1AD (map)
Centenary Hall is opposite the prison, at the rear of the Memorial Hall car park, and has free parking.

Contact
Jacqui Warren
t. 01873 880031
e. monmouth@hardy-plant.org.uk

Entrance to talks is £3 for HPS group members. Visitors are most welcome and are asked to pay £5.00.
Refreshments including homemade cakes are included. Regular visitors will be invited to join the HPS and group.
All meetings start at 2.30pm, unless otherwise stated.

2017 Programme

January ??, 2017?
Winter Lunch, near Usk

February 4th, 2017
NB 1st Saturday
'Late Summer Colour'
Julie Ritchie of Hoo House Nursery helps us plan

March 11th, 2017
 'Life as a Gardening Editor'
Tamsin Westhorpe
Tamsin is director/ gardener at her family garden of Stockton Bury, former deputy editor of
'Amateur Gardening', and editor of 'The English Garden' magazine

April 8th, 2017
'Potagers: attractive, edible gardens'
Chrissy Ching, horticultural lecturer

May 13th, 2017
'The man who planted trees and shrubs—and what he's learned'
Stuart Senior, HPS Somerset 

June 24th,2017
Usk Open Gardens

June, July,  August, 2017
Garden visits and Social Events

September 2nd, 2017
'Gardening in the Wild'
Sue Mabberley, Nant-y– Bedd Garden
September 9th, 2017
We have a stand at the Usk Show
October 14th, 2017 
'Passiflora' 
Toni O’Connor, Tynings Climbers Nursery 
November 11th, 2017 
'The Cottage Garden'
Donald Everitt, horticulturist and lecturer 
December 9th 2017 
'Leaves from the tree of story'
Plant related traditional stories told by Daniel Morden

With mince pies and mulled wine 

2018 Programme

January, 2018
Winter Lunch - date tbc
February 3rd, 2018
'Daisy Days: The rise, fall and renaissance of the Michaelmas daisies'
Helen Picton, The Picton Garden and Old Court Nurseries
March 10th, 2018 
'Grasses and Foliage interest'
Paul Green, Green's Leaves Nursery 
April 14th, 2018 
'High Glanau Manor - garden restoration'
Helena Gerrish, Owner
May 12th, 2018
'Teeth of the wind: Gardening behind the Sugarloaf'
Stephen Anderton, garden writer for the Times, broadcaster, lecturer and author
June 23rd/24th, 2018
We have a stand at Usk Open Gardens
July and August, 2018 
Garden visits

2016 Programme

January, 2016 (date to be decided)
Members' and Guests' Winter Lunch at a pub near Usk

13th February, 2016 
'Shrubs for all year round'
Sheena Crossley
author and columnist TV and radio

12th March, 2016 (AGM at 2:00 pm)
TBA

9th April, 2016 
'Cut and come again; Plants that keep flowering after cutting'
Elaine Horton of Hoohouse Nursery

14th May, 2016 
'Buds 'n' Pods; Flowers are fine, but extend the season with buds and pods'
Carrie Thomas of Touchwood Plants

June, 2016 (a weekday evening)
A garden visit to Penpergwm Lodge, followed by a pub supper

25th June, 2016 (Saturday only)
Usk Open Gardens

August 3rd, 2016
Members and partners evening visit to Scatterford Garden, followed by a pub supper.

September 3rd, 2016 NB 1st Saturday
'Spirit of the Rose'
David Lloyd, Garden Photographer of the Year
Illustrated talk on the production of his award-winning book

September 10th, 2016
We are at Usk Show

October 8th, 2016
'Legumes' i.e. Pods.
Leila Jackson of T3 Wallend Nursery 

November 12th, 2016
'Gardening anecdotes, insider secrets and top design ideas'
Lynne Allbutt, Garden Designer, newspaper columnist, Broadcaster.

Dec 10th, 2016
'Plant Hunting around the World'
Nick Macer of Pan-Global Plants

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