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2022 Talks and Visits

Guests welcome. Please note the talks on 17 January and 21 February will be via ZOOM only.
Monday 17 January 2022
7:30pm '50 plants that changed the course of history' Bill Laws
Friday 11th - Sunday 13th February
Lytham Hall
  'Snowdrop Event including talks by Moorcroft Ceramics and Guided Walks' Moorcroft website
Monday 21 February 2022
7:30pm 'Ornamental grasses and small trees'
George Lockwood
Sunday 13 March 2022
Hazelwood Farm, Silverdale
1pm 'Visit to the Plant Heritage National Collection of Hepaticas' Cost £4 (Plant Heritage members free)
Monday 14 March 2022
Samlesbury War Memorial Hall
Please note change of date
7 for 7:30pm 'AGM and Hotpot Supper'  
Monday 25 April 2022
Samlesbury War Memorial Hall
7 for 7:30pm 'Classic Roses, History and Cultivation'
Catherine Penny
Monday 16 May 2022
Samlesbury War Memorial Hall
7 for 7:30pm 'Alpines for troughs and raised beds' Neil and Sue Huntley

Chairman's Welcome

A warm welcome to the North West Group of the Hardy Plant Society. We are a vibrant and friendly community, enthusiastic about gardening with hardy herbaceous plants. Members of our Group are attracted mainly from Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Furness in Cumbria. See HPS local groups

We have a series of talks and garden visits throughout the year, to which members, prospective members and visitors - of all ages and levels of experience - are always welcome. This year we have an outstanding list of speakers. We meet starting at 7:15 for 7:30pm at Samlesbury War Memorial Hall, PR5 0 UY, (near the Samlesbury Hotel on the A59, from the M6 junction 31 towards Clitheroe). Good plants and other items are usually on sale, and there are some superb raffle prizes to be won. See  our programme, map and directions. Why not come along and find out for yourself?

 Delphine Price


Other HPS Groups hosting Zoom talks in 2022

Please click 'For Members' to access a calendar of Zoom talks on the National HPS website being shared by Local and Specialist Groups. Next up:

January 31st
7.30pm 'Glimpses of our Members Snowdrop Gardens' Lyn Miles Galanthus Group
February 5th
2.00pm 'Plant Trials with the RHS' Steve Edney
Hertfordshire Group

Plant Heritage Zoom talks

Next up:
Thursday February 3rd 6.30pm 'Colourful Climbers' Jane Lindsay Book here  
Passiflora x violacea  'Victoria'

Jane Lindsay of Tyning Plants will enlighten us on plants held in their National Plant Collections: Passiflora, Jasminum, Thunbergia and Mandevilla. Tynings Plants have a nursery based in Somerset specialising in climbers and are Chelsea Gold Medal winners.

  Registration: £4.00 - open to all

  Further events
NGS Zoom talks

          See for more information.
Selection of images                                                                                     

          For full list see Gallery


Samlesbury Hall: Border adopted by HPS North West Group

There is no entry charge now at Samlesbury Hall except on event days. There is a coffee shop, restaurant and waffle shop plus an adventure play area for youngsters, farm animals and a bee centre. Come and see our borders.


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