If you love plants and gardens then, whether you are new to gardening or an expert, there are plenty of reasons to join the Hardy Plant Society Nottingham Group, not least of which is the congenial company of your fellow plantaholics.
Each year, between September and April, we offer a once monthly programme of interesting and knowledgeable speakers. Entry is free to members apart from once a year when a small charge is made for a talk by a celebrity speaker.
We also organise day trips by coach to gardens and plant nurseries outside of the county and try to include beautiful gardens not generally open to the public. These memorable visits will inspire you when you return to work in your own garden.
Gardening with others is very pleasurable too. The Group looks after the Walled Botanic Garden at Wollaton Park. As a member you would be most welcome to join our sociable Friday morning work parties to help maintain and develop the garden and propagate plants for sale. We learn a lot from working together and from being in a garden laid out along botanic lines where the plants are all labelled.
Have you exhausted the charms of your local garden centre? Members of the Nottingham group can buy interesting plants at reasonable prices at our winter meetings and our summer plant sales. And, of course, horticultural retail therapy is an important feature of our day trips! You can also grow unusual plants from seed obtained from the Hardy Plant Society seed exchange, organised by the national charity to which we are affiliated.
Some members are more involved with our Group than others, depending on their circumstances. If you would welcome opportunities to volunteer, there are many ways you can get involved, from serving on the committee to serving the public on our plant stalls. If you just want to attend the meetings, that is fine too!
We look forward to meeting you.
More information about becoming a Member of the National Hardy Plant Society.
Although you don't need to be a member, you can ask for horticultural advice on the National Hardy Plants Website.