Cambs and Bedfordshire Hardy Plant Society.

Programme for 2021.



Date Speaker  Talk Comments
Saturday 9th January 2021 Steve Edney  A Head Gardeners Home Garden. Note this is a Zoom Presentation. Steve was the Head Gardener of the Salutation Garden. He is now Head Gardener at Canterbury Cathedral.
Saturday 6th February 2021 Robert Brett Your and my need for Plants. Note this is a Zoom Presentation. Robert is Head Gardener at Hyde Hall R.H.S.
Saturday 6th March 2021   Andrew Sankey Rethinking your Garden. Note this is a Zoom Presentation. Andrew is well known Speaker and Garden Designer
Saturday 3rd April 2021. Matthew Biggs Perfect Plants for Problem Spaces Note this is a Zoom Presentation. Matthew is an HPS Ambassador
Saturday 4thSeptember 2021. Andrew Ward A Year of Garden Colour Andrew is the owner of Norwell Nursery.  Plants for Sale.
Saturday 9th October 2021.  Tim Fuller  Award Winners Tim is the owner of Plantsmans Preference Nursery. Plants for sale. AGM will beheld before the talk.
Saturday 6th November 2021. Andrew Luke Plant Hunting in Vietnam Andrew is The Head Gardener at Wrest Park.
Saturday 4th  December 2021 Timothy Walker  To be advised.  Retired Head of Oxford Botanic Gardens and well known Speaker.


Provisional Visits during 2021 are published below.

Indoor Meetings

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.

Zoom Meetings.

To participate in the Zoom lecture you will need to download the zoom app to your computer, tablet or I-phone. The app is free and can be downloaded from the zoom website or apple apps and is very easy to do. Once you have installed the zoom app you will need an ID number and password to join the meeting. These can be obtained by emailing our speaker organiser, Chris Strachan, who will be co-hosting the meeting with the speaker. Her email address is:

Chris also has more information from the speakers about how the meeting will proceed. Non –members of our group will be most welcome to participate.

There will of course be a fee payable to the speaker for the lecture. We would be grateful if you could make a contribution of £3 towards this. We decided the easiest way to pay would be by bank transfer. Chris will supply details.


Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire Hardy Plant Society Outings and Plant Sales 2021.


June 2021.  This is a coach outing to two gardens in Drinkstone, Suffolk.  A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Provisional only

 July 2021.  Day trip by coach to Chenies Manor Plant Fair and Ayletts Nursery/Celebration Garden. Provisional Only.

Provisional Only because of Covid 19.