Cambs and Bedfordshire Hardy Plant Society.

Programme for 2018.



Date Speaker  Talk Comments
Saturday 6th   January 2018. Andrew Sankey ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ Well known garden lecturer and consultant.
Saturday 3rd February 2018. Andrew Humphries ‘Creating beautiful gardens from scratch’ Well known Head Gardener. A new speaker for our group. Plants for sale.
Saturday 3rd March 2018. Val Bourne ‘Spring Cottage Gardening with the Dearly Beloved’ Garden writer and broadcaster.  Plants for sale from Swines Meadow Farm Nursery.
Saturday 7th April 2018. Rosy Hardy ‘Early Spring/Summer Plants’ Well known speaker and Nursery owner. Plants for sale.  
Saturday 1st  September 2018. Jaime Blake ‘Weeding the 5000 with 2 hoes and 5 wishes’ Head Gardener of Bressingham Hall.  Plants for sale.
Saturday 6th October 2018. Andrew Babicz ‘Seasonal Container Planting’ Well known lecturer and a new speaker for our group.
Saturday 3rd November 2018. Gill and Peter Regan ‘A Plantaholic’s Garden’ HPS Members from the Kent Group. Plants for sale. (PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE THE  GROUP AGM PRIOR TO THE TALK).  
Saturday 8th   December 2017.Please note this is the 2nd Saturday of the month!!!! Helen Picton ‘Its not time for bed yet -Rethinking Autumn in the Garden’  Nursery Owner with plants for sale.  Followed by Christmas Tea.


Visits during 2018 are published below.

All meetings are held at the The Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade, Beds SG188JH commencing at 2.00p.m.  Visitors are welcome to all meetings, a small charge is applied.


Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire Hardy Plant Society Outings and Plant Sales 2018.

Sunday 6th May 2018.  Coach trip to Renishaw Hall Plant Fair and Gardens. Bookings being taken.

Sunday 13th May 2018. Annual Plant Fair held in conjunction with Stratton School Farm Open Day, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade, Beds SG188JH.

Tuesday 12th June 2018.  Coach trip to Norwell Nursery, Newark and garden visit.  Date now confirmed. In the morning we will visit the private garden of Poplars Garden.  We are hoping to take a buffet lunch at a local Public House and then spend the afternoon at Norwell Gardens and Nursery. Bookings being taken now.

Tuesday 17th July 2018.  Coach trip to Olympic Park and Gardens. Details will be available at our January 2018 meeting.  Bookings now being taken.

Sunday 9th September 2018. Coach trip to Hacconby Open Gardens in Lincolnshire. Details at our April meeting.