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Reach Southwell and Flower Pod have been chosen to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund

posted 10 Nov 2020, 06:59 by Erica Thomson

Members may remember that our first charitable donation, back in 2016, was made to Flower Pod in Southwell. The charity is a unique social enterprise that provides people with learning difficulties with the opportunity to enrich their lives through horticulture. 
The charity made the following announcement a couple of days ago.
Exciting news! Reach Southwell and Flower Pod have been chosen to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund 2020/21. Nominate us at 
to support us every time you buy Co-op branded products. Thank you! #NeverMoreNeeded

More details about Flower Pod can be found on their website. Flowerpod.org

Norwell Nurseries open for NGS on Sat 10th Oct - prebooking required

posted 30 Sept 2020, 10:06 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 30 Sept 2020, 10:07 ]

Saturday 10th October, 2 – 5 pm. 
Norwell Nurseries, Woodhouse Road, Norwell. NG23 6JX. 
This outstanding Nottinghamshire Nursery is home to the National and UK’s largest collection of Hardy Chrysanthemums and is opening it doors to welcome pre-booked visitors on Saturday 10th October. Set in a one acre plantsman’s garden visitors can enjoy extensive herbaceous borders still alive with colour and movement. There are new sand-beds featuring international planting, pond, alpine and scree areas together with woodland and shady areas. 
To prebook tickets, please visit www.ngs.org.uk Search for gardens open in the East Midlands area and this will take you to Norwell Nurseries, where you can pre-book entry tickets. Parking, plants for sale, wheelchair access to some areas.
More information in the pdf attached below.

Belvoir Castle Flower and Garden Show 5th and 6th of September at Belvoir Castle

posted 27 Aug 2020, 23:13 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 28 Aug 2020, 02:34 ]

We have a fantastic show lined up barring any changes in the Government Covid Guidelines.
A superb talks and demos area including David Domoney, Rosy Hardy, Martin Fish, John Stirland, Jonathan Mosley, Karen Gimson and others.
18 mini show gardens, Chelsea gold winning exhibitors and live music. A poster is attached below.
Full details can be found on our facebook page and tickets purchased via

Plant Hunters’ Fairs in August and September 2020

posted 9 Aug 2020, 09:35 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 9 Aug 2020, 09:36 ]

Plant Hunters’ Fairs are going to be running a small number of plant fairs during August and September (sadly not in Nottinghamshire for this year, but hopefully they will be back again next year). If you fancy a trip out, a chance to meet some nurseries again and may be, get a new plant or two for the garden. (Some of the events do need a ticket purchased in advance).


Janet & Martin, Plant Hunters' Fairs, Yew Tree House, Hall Lane, Hankelow, Cheshire CW3 0JB  0771 699 0695 www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk


As the situation may change rapidly please always check with Plant Hunters' website or the venue before travelling.


Capesthorne Hall
Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9JY
Sunday 16th August 2020
Times: 10am- 4pm
Entry to fair and gardens by ticket only   GET TICKETS




Abbeywood Gardens

Delamere Cheshire CW8 2HS
Wednesday 26th August 2020
Times: 10am - 4pm
Fair and gardens: £3.00pp pay on the gate.





The Dorothy Clive Garden

Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 4EU
Sunday 30th & Monday 31st August 2020
Times: 10am-5pm
For this special event entry to Gardens including free entry to the plant fair: £4.00 (less than half std price)

TICKETS from: 1) the garden tearoom (Payment by card and in advance of the event only) or 2) by phone 01630 647237 or email info@dorothyclivegarden.co.uk (Payment by cheque or bank transfer only - tickets will be emailed or posted to you)




Bodenham Arboretum

Wolverley, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY11 5TB
Saturday 5th September 2020
Times: 10am - 4pm
Free Entry to Fair




Weston Park

Sunday 13th September 2020
Fair and gardens £3.00 (Advance ticket only)
Times: 10am - 4pm


Tickets available soon.

New set of HPS Greetings Cards

posted 6 Aug 2020, 12:35 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 13 Oct 2020, 03:08 ]

We have a new set of HPS greetings cards for you from photographs taken in our Botanic Garden. 

It wasn't easy selecting just 12 images from the thousands we have in our Gallery and we hope you'll agree that they are all super photos. Each comes with a little information on the back of the card about the plant too. 
For the time being, we are only selling complete packs of 12 (all images in the photo in this post)

To keep things simple and especially in the current times, we are keeping pricing simple, so they will just be one price.
£10 for anyone buying cards not being posted
£12 for cards which are posted to you
All payments are by bank transfer (details will be included) or by cheque payable to 'Hardy Plant Society Nottingham'.

If you'd like to buy a pack, please contact us by email hps.nottingham.group@gmail.com

Video from Annual Lecture Day and AGM

posted 11 Apr 2015, 02:20 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 11 Apr 2015, 02:20 ]

See a 90 second video with clips from the day here

Photographs from the ALD and AGM

posted 10 Apr 2015, 14:30 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 10 Apr 2015, 14:31 ]

AGM 2015

The National AGM and Annual Lecture Day 28th March

posted 29 Mar 2015, 02:14 by Erica Thomson

We had an absolutely brilliant day! Our Group hosted the National AGM and Annual Lecture Day. Dr John Grimshaw and Bleddyn Wynn-Jones lectures had the audience enthralled. Sales of plants from the Nursery stands were brisk and everyone really enjoyed the day. We'll post some photos on our website soon. Here's one of Bleddyn and our President, Roy Lancaster. Thank you to everyone for coming - hope you all had a safe journey home.

Pictures from Melton Mowbray Country Fair

posted 27 Jul 2013, 04:56 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 27 Jul 2013, 05:03 ]

We had a great day at Melton Mowbray Country Fair on Sun 7th July 2013. Click on the link to see all the photos.
Lots of plants found new owners!

Our own Website!

posted 7 Jan 2013, 08:00 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 16 Aug 2016, 01:50 ]

The Hardy Plant Society Nottingham Group now have their own Website. 
We hope to build a useful, interesting and informative website for all our members and anyone interested in joining us.
Any comments, good or bad are very welcome.
See Erica, Carol or Barbara at our meetings or send an email to hps.nottingham.group@gmail.com

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