Connections

Hydrangea collection
https://www.hardy-plant.org.uk

Lots more information on meetings, events, Special Interest Groups from across the country and other useful advice can be found on the National HPS website. 

Also take a look at what’s happening with our partner local groups in adjacent Counties-

South Wales                                              http://southwaleshps.org.uk

Worcestershire                                         http://www.worcs-hardy-plant.org.uk

Herefordshire and Mid-Wales            http://hpsherefordandmidwales.btck.co.uk

Somerset                                                    https://somersethps.com

West Country                                            https://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/western

National Garden Scheme
https://ngs.org.uk

There are 32 garden owners who open their gardens for charity under the NGS scheme in Monmouthshire. A number of them are members of the HPS. It’s your duty to visit them all!! 

The full list for 2020 can be found here. https://ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/

https://www.rhs.org.uk

Monmouthshire HPS is affiliated to the RHS. This means that HPS Members have opportunities to

  • Visit one of the RHS gardens for free (limited numbers)
  • Receive magazines and e-communications
  • Access largest network of gardening clubs in UK
  • Enter RHS competitions
  • Access free gardening advice

RHS has 200 beautiful Partner Gardens throughout the UK including one in Monmouthshire, 

Nant-y-Bedd, owned by HPS members. https://nantybedd.com

Garden Clubs

Monmouthshire has a number of very active Garden Clubs with their own meeting, speaker and visit programmes. Some examples are

Llanthony Valley and District        http://llanthonygardens.wales

Tintern                                                 https://www.tinternvillage.co.uk/page-3/page-39/

Grosmont and District  https://grosmont.wales/grosmont-and-district-gardening-club/

University of The Third Age

There are 14 active U3A groups in Monmouthshire and many of them have active gardening sections. If interested to join one look them up here                  https://www.u3a.org.uk/find

https://www.plantheritage.org.uk

This organisation aims to conserve the diversity of our garden plants and they take care of the National Plant Collections. Non-Members are usually welcome to the local events.

There is no local group in South Wales but Herefordshire have a very active group and is home to 8 National Plant Collections. More information can be found here

Herefordshire                                            

Somerset                                                     

Gloucestershire                                        

https://www.plantheritage.org.uk/local-groups/worcestershire/

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