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From The HPS 'Journal' October 2021

The apple tree and its fruit are well represented throughout history, in mythology and early worship. Rameses III, an Egyptian pharaoh, encouraged people to make offerings of apples at a temple in Thebes, but he also allowed the more realistic back-up option of bone-marrow extracted from a camel, if you were short of apples.

Hardy Chrysanthemum Booklet Launch

The Hardy Chrysanthemum booklet provides all the information required to know and grow these wonderful plants together with an extensive list of cultivars and a huge array of photographs.  The booklet is available through the HPS website at £5.50 for members and £7.50 non-members.

The Veitch Lamp Post Trail in Exeter

An unusual combination of engineering and botanical drawing.

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Malvern Spring Festival 2018

The team leader, Worcestershire Group Chairman Mick Dunstan, reflected that their RHS Silver award was "the reward for months of hard work by a range of people across the society and outside,  but the real reward was the undiluted praise we had from visitors to the stand over the four days of the show".

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Latest News, February 2018

Cathy on the Sodshow

Cathy Rollinson, our chairman, chats with Peter Donegan about the criticisms and demise of some, and the rise of other, garden groups and societies. But that’s not all…..

Listen to the interview ...

Worcestershire - Sunday 12 February 2017

Snowdrops at Brockamin
This 1.5 acre garden is planted informally with a wide range of shrubs and perennials, but in February, the main interest will be spring bulbs, in particular the large collection of snowdrops.

Hampshire - Tuesday 21 and Monday 27 February 2017

Little Court
There are thousands of scented crocus, aconites and hellebores, and snowdrops.

Staffordshire - Friday 31 March 2017

23 St. John's Road, Stafford

Part-walled garden, Plant lovers haven.

Worcestershire - Friday 14 April 2017

The Picton Garden
Beautiful in spring with many bulbs and a collection of heritage daffodils. 

West Sussex - Monday 8 May 2017

4 Birch Close, Arundel
1/3rd acre woodland garden

Surrey - Saturday 13 May and Sunday 14 May 2017

Woodside, West Horsley
Informal 2/3rd acre colourful garden

Surrey - Saturday 13 May and Sunday 14 May 2017

Okewood, Westcott, Dorking
Designed in 1910 with brick and ironstone walls and balustrades.

East Sussex - Thursday 18 May and Thursday 22 June 2017

North Hall, Sheffield Green, Fletching

Quintessential cottage garden surrounding C16 house

East Yorkshire - Sunday 21 May 2017

Nutkins, 72 Rolston Road, Hornsea, East Yorkshire​
3/4 acre garden featuring herbaceous borders, woodland, bog and streamside areas 

Hertfordshire - Sunday 21 May 2017

45 Oakridge Avenue
The planting has been chosen to combine the use of colour with prominence given to dark foliage

Somerset - Wednesday 24 May 2017

Elworthy Cottage, Elworthy, Taunton

1 acre plantsman’s garden providing year round interest and a haven for wildlife

Lincolnshire - Sunday 28 May 2017

Croft House, Graizelound Fields, Haxey, Doncaster
2 acre garden of lawns, good trees and Italianate vegetable garden 

Devon - Sunday 28 May and Monday 29 May 2017

Middle Well, Waddeton Road, Stoke Gabriel

Created from scratch over 15 years and planted for foliage, colour combinations and good plant varieties.

Derbyshire - Monday 29 May 2017

Tilford House, Hognaston, Ashbourne

A 1.5 acre streamside country garden with colourful borders amongst woodland, ponds and wildlife areas

Dorset - Saturday 3 June 2017

41 Wimborne Road west, Wimborne, Dorset
A striking and contemporary front garden with a rill and a relaxed, more natural back garden with an abundance of perennials

Nottinghamshire - Saturday 3 June 2017

8a Fisher Lane, Bingham. Notts

A plantswoman's flower garden created over 10 years

Surrey - Sunday 4 June 2017

The Copse Lodge, Brighton Road, Burgh Heath, Tadworth​, Surrey

1 acre garden with many different areas including a Japanese garden

West Sussex - Sunday 4th June 2017

Ironwood House, Clapgate Lane, Slinfold, West Sussex

One acre country garden around former rectory, with interesting trees, shrubs and perennials

Surrey - Sunday 11 June 2017

Vale End, Chilworth Road, Albury, Guildford

1 acre walled garden on many levels in beautiful setting overlooking mill pond

West Yorkshire - Saturday 17 June 2017

Ilkley Gardens
Five very different gardens spread across Ilkley, the famous Yorkshire spa town all planted for year-round interest.

Somerset - Saturday 17 June and Sunday 18 June 2017

Hooper's Holding, 45 High Street, Hinton St. George, Somerset

2/3 acre garden in colour compartments with central large rectangular pond, a gravel courtyard and raised beds

East Sussex - Wednesday 21 June 2017

Cupani Garden, 8 Sandgate Close, Seaford
An award-winning tranquil haven, a delightful mix of trees, shrubs, perennial borders, gazebo, water features, courtyard garden and lots of space to sit. 

Somerset - Thursday 22 June 2017

Vellacott, Lawford, Crowcombe,Taunton, Somerset
Large garden on south facing slope on the edge of the Quantock hills

Dorset - Sunday 25 June 2017

Sapling Cottage, East St, Blandford Forum
One of the few remaining burgage plots in Blandford this is a peaceful 'country garden in the town', under cultivation for centuries. 

Somerset - Sunday 25 June 2017

Lower Severalls Farmhouse
Herbaceous borders and herb garden set in front of a 17th century ham stone farmhouse

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