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Local Groups

Local Group membership is open to all members of the national HPS. Most groups charge a small additional subscription. Groups welcome new members and visitors; they are a great way for those of all ages and levels of experience to share their enthusiasm for plants and gardening. Regular visitors will be invited to join the HPS and the group.

Most groups offer a combination of:

  • Talks by experts with the opportunity to ask questions and talk to them;
  • Plant Sales
  • Visits to local gardens and nurseries;
  • Social Events like coffee mornings or evening parties, usually in members’ own gardens.

Some also organise longer coach or car sharing trips, to gardens and nurseries further away.

A few groups have created mini-groups, each with its own programme of events and informal meetings.

Why not come along to a meeting? Our mini-groups also welcome visitors but as the smaller mini-groups often meet in members’ houses it would be a good idea to contact them to find out their next venue.

You can find your nearest HPS local group or mini-group from the list below, or look at a map.

Group Name Usual Meeting Place
Berkshire Reading
Bucks and Oxon Winslow, Bucks
Cambs and Beds Biggleswade, Beds
Cheshire and Friends Plumley Village Hall, near Knutsford
Clwyd Holywell/Treffynon, Flintshire
Cornwall Ladock
Cumbria Kendal
Derbyshire Shirland, near Alfreton
Devon Longdown, near Exeter
Dorset Colehill, near Wimborne Minster
East Yorkshire Lund
Essex Wickham Bishops, near Maldon
Fenland Market Deeping, near Spalding
Hampshire Chandlers Ford
Hereford & Mid Wales Pembridge near Leominster and Glasbury, near Brecon
Hertfordshire Wheathampstead, near St. Albans
Isle of Wight Various venues on the Isle of Wight
Kent Various venues in Kent
Lincolnshire Welton, near Lincoln
Louth Mini-Group Various locations in the Louth area
Middlesex Eastcote, near Ruislip
Monmouthshire Little Mill, near Usk
Norfolk & Suffolk Hethersett, near Norwich and Roydon, near Diss
North East Stannington, near Morpeth
North West Samlesbury, near Preston
North Yorkshire Northallerton
Northamptonshire Moulton, near Northampton
Nottingham West Bridgford, Nottingham
Rutland Uppingham
Scottish & Northern Borders Various venues
Salisbury Plain Mini-Group Urchfont, Devizes
Shropshire Bayston Hill, near Shrewsbury
Somerset Monkton Heathfield, near Taunton
South Pennine Sheffield
South Wales Bridgend, Glamorgan
Southern Counties Bookham, Surrey
Staffordshire Little Haywood, near Stafford
Sussex Henfield and Plumpton
West Midlands Knowle, near Solihull
West Yorkshire Leeds
Western Counties Norton, near Gloucester
Wilts & Avon Various venues
Worcestershire Worcester


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