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The HPS Monmouthshire Group is for people who love hardy herbaceous perennials, shrubs and trees and enjoy sharing their enthusiasm with other likeminded gardeners in the County and beyond.

We are part of a network of 45 local groups throughout the UK which is registered with the National Hardy Plants Society. Our Group is also an Affiliated Society of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).


The President of the HPS is Roy Lancaster and our Ambassadors are Matthew Biggs, Val Bourne, Carol Klein, and Matthew Wilson.

Programme of Events 2021 – 2022

For more details go to Programme page, which also includes a listing of Zoom talks arranged by other HPS groups

Wild and Free

Cherry Taylor is giving a series of FREE talks and workshops around the county over the next 3 months on rewilding, wildlife gardens and no dig. These are the dates and venues. Why not pop along?


Hello everyone   

Our May calendar is somewhat quieter, with just our final talk of the season in the hall, before events then get busier again in June. ***Please note that we are trying out a new way of taking bookings and payments this time (see payment section below)***.  We hope you find this new approach easy to use – several other groups are using it successfully and we would welcome your feedback. The main reason for the change is that the voluntary time and complexity involved in our previous admin approach has increased considerably as both the group and the number of events have grown. 

We really appreciate your support and hope you can join us again on Saturday 14th May for our last talk of the season in Little Mill Village Hall when Dean Peckett, a professional horticulturist, will tell us all about ‘Roses’. Dean has worked extensively with roses during his 40 year career. He’ll explain and demonstrate rose pruning and training techniques, rose care and cultivation, and how best to enjoy the beauty and fragrance of roses when planted with perennials and grasses. Dean will also advise on his recommended pruning tools and equipment and on the tricks of the trade to achieve healthy and happy rose displays! At the end of his talk, he will be happy to answer any questions.

HPS members and non-members are all welcome so please forward this invite to your family, friends and your other societies/groups too if you think it could be of interest. There should be ample capacity but if oversubscribed, priority in booking will be given to HPS members. Places will be £3 per person for HPS members and £5 per person for non-members. We will also run a raffle as usual at £1 for each raffle ticket. Participation in the raffle is of course optional and the funds raised go towards the cost of our speakers and improving our future programme as well as towards our raffle prizes. After the raffle, there will be time for refreshments and a chat, and there will also be some members’ plants for sale.


Monmouthshire Group, HPS

HPS Monmouthshire Group


Talks by experts from around the UK

Private garden visits

Plant Fairs with exhibits and sales by expert growers and nurseries from Wales, The Midlands and The West Country

Plant and seed exchanges and sales from other members

… and a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, experience, tips, advice or just plain enthusiasm, all shared over a relaxing cup of tea, cakes and snacks

We meet at

Little Mill Village Hall,

Berthon Road, Pontypool


Ample Parking

Next Meeting

14th May 2022. 2.30pm


Join Dean and learn about his journey working with roses during his 40 year career in Horticulture. During this talk Dean will explain and demonstrate rose pruning and training techniques, rose care and cultivation and how best to enjoy the beauty and fragrance of roses when planted with perennials and grasses. Dean will be advising on his recommended, preferred pruning tools and equipment and will be providing advice on the tricks of the trade to achieve healthy and happy rose displays. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A

For further details visit https://hpsmonmouthshire.co.uk/programme/