The North West Group is affiliated to the national HPS and aims to further the objectives of HPS on a regional basis. During autumn, winter and spring (apart from December) we have a programme of lectures on the third Monday evening of the month.These are held at Samlesbury Memorial Hall, off the A59 towards Clitheroe, near to the M6 junction 31. (See our Programme, via top menu, which includes more detailed directions.) At each of these meetings there is also a sales table where members can place plants for sale and buy plants. We publish a local Newsletter twice per year.
We often have stalls at plant sales. In the summer there are garden visits and outings to places of interest. From time to time we will have additional meetings or workshops; and we join with other groups having similar or sympathetic aims, to provide events such as study days and lectures by celebrity speakers. We exhibit at the Southport Flower Show, the major autumn show in the North West, where in recent years we have been successful in winning a number of gold medals and trophies. In 2008 we were privileged to represent the Society at Chelsea Flower Show and were awarded a silver-gilt medal.