About the Group
With regret the committee have decided to cancel Devon group meetings until further notice due to the coronavirus crisis.
We hope to restart after the summer break on September 5th - we will keep you informed. Hopefully the speakers can be rescheduled next year
All meetings commence at 2-30 pm unless otherwise stated (Doors open 2-00 pm) Please check with the group before travelling
|4th January, 2020
'In the Footsteps of Marianne North and Charles Darwin in China'
|1st February, 2020
Bring and share Lunch at 1pm followed by AGM.
'Drugs, Sweat and Tea - The History of Tea'
|7th March, 2020
'New plant introductions from around the world'
April 4th, 2020 CANCELLED
'Devon’s Lost Woods'
Dr Hayden Gabriel
Hayden is a novelist and Visiting Lecturer in MA Literature for Children and Young Adults at Plymouth Marjon University. She is a Volunteer Speaker for the Woodland Trust
May 2nd, 2020 CANCELLED
'Ferns and Grasses'
Robin believes there is a place for hardy ferns in every garden. He collected several hundred ornamental grasses and ferns for his garden at World’s End Nurseries in Worcester. Robin will bring plants for sale
|May 29th, 2020
Open garden Friday 1-5pm,
Teas and plant sales, contact group for details.
June 6th 2020 CANCELLED
'Confessions of a Norwegian gardener'
A gardener, nurseryman, author, journalist, photographer and broadcaster from Holter in Norway, Tommy’s nursery supplies herbaceous perennials and his webshop sells everything you need, and don’t need for your garden
June 14th, 2020 10am – 3pm
HPS Devon Group Plant Sale CANCELLED
Mary Benger’s Burrow Farm Gardens
June 20th & 21st, 2020
HPS Devon Group stand at Axe Vale Show CANCELLED
August 15th, 2020
Open garden Saturday 1-5pm
Teas and plant sales, contact group for details
September 5th, 2020
'Hardy Exotic Plants'
Hardy Exotics Nursery in Penzance has a unique and unrivalled collection of over 1,500 species of plants, gathered as seeds and cuttings, then developed over the last thirty years. Clive will bring plants for sale
September 6th, 2020
Open garden, Sun 10am – 5pm
Detail on NGS website
Entry £5 children free. Teas, produce, books, bric-a-brac
0ctober 3rd, 2020
Avon Bulbs is a family-owned nursery in South Petherton, Somerset, offering a good range of spectacular and garden-worthy flower bulbs. They have won 30 Chelsea Gold Medals. Mickey will bring bulbs and plants for sale
November 7th, 2020
'Brugmansia, a look at the Trumpet of Angels'
Head Gardener of Stonelands, Dawlish, Saul trained at Kew, was show manager at Chelsea, and is on the panel of experts at BBC Gardeners’ World Live in June
'Planting pots for Winter and Spring Joy – a demonstration'
Whilst head gardener at the famous Whichford Pottery in Warwickshire, Harriet has created spectacular displays at Chelsea Flower Show and loves stylish planting combinations for pots
January 2nd, 2021
'Bishop's Palace Gardens, Well's
James has been Head Gardener at this 14-acre garden since 2004. Previously he worked for the National Trust at The Courts in Wiltshire, Sissinghurst and Sheffield Park
February 6th, 2021
Lunch at 1pm followed by AGM
'Italian Garden at Ipplepen'
The impressive four-acre garden with pavilion and portico was abandoned for decades. It was rediscovered by accident when the owners began kicking at autumn leaves
March 6th, 2021
'Using the spirit of place to inform design and planting'
Based in Exeter with Charlotte Harris, Hugo runs an award-winning landscape design practice. Projects include RHS Bridgewater’s kitchen garden and M&G’s garden at Chelsea.
Visitors £5 on the door for this meeting