Galanthus Group (snowdrops)
About the Group
Membership of the HPS Galanthus Group is open to all members of the Hardy Plant Society who are interested in propagating, growing or showing Snowdrops.
Memberships are renewable on the 1st January each year and the membership is £5.00 per person per annum, or £6 for two people at one address. The subscription of a new member joining after 30th September is valid until the end of the following year. Membership of the Hardy Plant Society is necessary to join this specialist group.
Members are encouraged to bring Snowdrops and other winter/spring plants for sale at HPS Galanthus Group events. The sale of plants takes place during the morning and a 10% commission will be taken for the Group.
All plants must be DOUBLE labelled. The first label is to show the plant name and will remain with the sold plant; the second is to show the price and the name of the seller. This second label will be removed and retained upon selling the plant, to allow calculation of the total amount due to each seller; it will be returned to the seller to corroborate their earnings. Each member may bring a maximum of 3 standard crates of plants or 6 mushroom boxes. Pots without second labels will be gratefully received as donations.
AGM & Study Day, Sunday February 16th, 2020
Our 9th AGM & Study Day will take place in Nottinghamshire on Sunday 16th Feb. 2020. Following the AGM we will hear talks from Anne Repnow and Mark Brown before visiting two members gardens near Tuxford. The booking forms will be sent out with the October newsletter to all group members. This will be a ticketed event with numbers being restricted.
AGM & Study Day, Sunday February 10th, 2019
Our 8th AGM & Study Day took place in Somerset on Sunday 10th Feb. 2019. Coffee and homemade biscuits awaited the 120 or so members attending and soon after large amounts of money were quickly changing hands during the very brisk plant sale. Following the AGM we heard very interesting talks by Alan Street and Michael Dreisvogt before spending the afternoon at East Lambrook Manor Garden (looking wonderful in the sunshine) and Avon Bulbs (a treat for galanthophiles if ever there was one!). An excellent, if tiring day!
AGM & Study Day, Sunday February 18th, 2018
Our 7th AGM & Study Day took place in the West Midlands on Sunday 18th Feb. 2018 when our speakers were John Massey and Eddie Roberts. This event was fully booked, the highlight of which (apart from the plant sale) was a tour of John’s Garden at Ashwood Nurseries..
AGM and Study Day, Sunday February 19th, 2017
121 members gathered on a cold but dry day at Chedworth Village Hall in Gloucester. After a hectic hour of purchasing new snowdrop acquisitions, drinking coffee and catching up with friends we took our seats for the 6th AGM chaired initially by Margaret Stone, who was retiring having served two years. Gill Hadland was elected as our new Chairman.
AGM over we then heard two very interesting and different lectures, Julian Sutton’s “The Origins of the Diversity of Garden Plants” and Jim Almond’s “Species Snowdrops”.
After lunch we were able to look at John Sales’ amazing collection of snowdrops at his nearby garden, Covertside or the beautiful naturalised displays at Cerney House before enjoying tea and cake back in the hall.
Since the AGM we are pleased to report that Sue Potter has been co-opted as Secretary, the Group had been without one since Rob Cole stood down in March 2016.
For more details or to join the group, please contact the membership secretary: