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
Herefordshire and Mid-Wales http://hpsherefordandmidwales.btck.co.uk
West Country https://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/western
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/
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
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
Grosmont and District https://grosmont.wales/grosmont-and-district-gardening-club/
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
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