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A registered charity promoting hardy herbaceous plants, we grow and study these plants in our own gardens, and try to keep rarer varieties in cultivation.  We share our knowledge and love of these plants with other gardeners whether they're experts, beginners or somewhere in between.


The new edition of 'Peonies' was published at the end of January. Gail Harland has been growing peonies for nearly 30 years and shares her expertise and enthusiasm. The first part of the booklet includes information about the art and history of peonies as well as their structure, cultivation and propagation. The Directory of Peonies then includes both old favourites and new additions with lots of lovely photos. There are useful Best Choice lists for early and late flowering, for scent and for cutting, as well suggestions for good places to go to see peonies.

The cover features the Tree Peony, P. ‘Rosy Prospects’.

Price £7.50, £5.50 for members

You can order your copy here.


Available online, inside the latest edition of the HPS Newsletter…

- Meet the youngest ever member of the HPS - an eight-year-old boy from Lowestoft
- Win £125 worth of plants from Rosy Hardy’s nursery
- Our website blogger wins top UK gardening award
- Find out about how much help our bursary scheme has given the industry over the last 12 years
- And the specialist group where diversity reigns supreme...


The new edition of the Euphorbias booklet is now available.

Written by National Collection Holder, Don Witton, it updates his 2010 edition. This 80 page booklet is packed with information to help you choose the best euphorbias for your garden and look after them well. It includes hundreds of excellent photographs illustrating the wide range of euphorbias available, ranging from 5cm to 2m.

You can order your copy here.

Online Talks

Some HPS groups are happy to welcome others to their online talks. If you might like to attend one, you can find a list in the members area. Please use the link on that list to contact the group directly for more details.

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On a Chalk Hillside January 2022
Conservation Feature January 2022
My Wildlife Allotment January 2022
On a Chalk Hillside December 2021
My Wildlife Allotment December 2021
On a Chalk Hillside November 2021

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