The office is now open as usual, 9-5 on Monday to Thursday and 9-1 on Friday.


About the Group

The group meets at Longdown Village Hall, Longdown, near Exeter, EX6 7SN (map) usually on the 1st Saturday of the month.
Helen Brown
01404 850941

Until at least June 5th 2021 all scheduled talks will be via Zoom

2021 Programme

All meetings commence at 2-30 pm unless otherwise stated (Doors open 2-00 pm) Please check with the group before travelling

January 2nd, 2021
Zoom Talk
Tour of our tropical garden in Kent
Steve Edney and Louise Dowle 

Both professional gardeners, Steve is Head Gardener at Canterbury Cathedral and Louise works for private clients.
February 6th, 2021
Zoom Talk
Scented Plants & The Scented Garden
Geoff Hodge

Writer, author, editor, TV & radio presenter based in Peterborough
AGM will follow the talk
March 6th, 2021
Zoom Talk
Stockton Bury Gardens
Tamsin Westhorpe 

Tamsin is host of Candide podcasts, RHS judge, writer, previous editor of the English Garden magazine, and director of Stockton Bury Gardens in Herefordshire
April 3rd, 2021
Zoom Talk 
Behind the scenes as an RHS judge
Martin Fish

Living in Thirsk, N Yorkshire, Martin is a TV & radio presenter, RHS judge, writer, author, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture
May 1st, 2021
Zoom Talk
Introduction to Cacti and Succulents
 Ian Thwaites

Chair of British Cactus and Succulent Society, garden photographer and plant hunter
June 5th, 2021
Zoom Talk
It’s not all about the plants!
Richard Barnes 
A landscape architect in Morpeth, Northumberland, Richard is a professional garden photographer and lecturer
June 20th, 2021  10am – 3pm 
Plant Fair Sunday at Burrow Farm Gardens
Free entry for HPS Members from 10.00am to 3.00pm  Non-members from 11.00am to 3pm £1-00 entrance fee
Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood, Axminster, East Devon, EX13 7ET (map)
Entry to Burrow Farm Gardens will be discounted to £8/person on that day for everyone.
Plant fair closing still at 3pm but gardens remain open until 6pm.
July 3rd, 2021    2-00pm
Open garden
Pam Millward, Middle Well, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes TQ9 6RL Tel 01803 78298
September 4th, 2021
Bishop's Palace Gardens, Wells
James Cross 
November 6th, 2021
Using the spirit of place to inform design and planting 
Hugo Bugg 

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