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Dear Members,

The expected lock down has finally happened; so, as you have already guessed, we are cancelling - or in some cases postponing - all the activities on our programme for the next few months.  If things improve we might be able to have meetings from September onwards. Please stay safe and follow the Government guidelines.

Christmas Flowers with Sara Barrows 9.12.2019

Sara, who owns Flowers with Passion in Longridge and is a Chelsea Gold medallist, delighted us with a superb demonstration of flowers for Christmas. She very kindly donated her exhibits to a free raffle.This was followed by a lovely Jacob's join supper and quiz by Glenda Ostick.
Chorley Flower Show 2019 Gold success for HPS NW

Congratulations to the NW Group led by Delphine Price on achieving a Gold award for a creative interpretation of how to plant a range of hardy perennials in large containers.

Special thanks to everybody who helped with the display for all the excellent support and superb teamwork.

The images opposite show the display, which showcased a good range of AGM plants.
The bureau presented information about different types of container and soil mixes.

Gallery of recent images

Christmas Flowers with Sara Barrows 9.12.2019
Samlesbury Hall Borders, May 2019

HPS 60th Anniversary Celebration at Mill Barn
Trentham Gardens early September, 2018
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 0UY, (near the Samlesbury Hotel on the A59, from the M6 junction 31 towards Clitheroe). See our programme, map and directions. Good plants and other items are usually on sale, and there are some superb raffle prizes to be won. Why not come along and find out for yourself?

Delphine Price

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. Background

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