Euphorbia x pasteurii and Hydrangea aspera ‘Hot Chocolate’

Programme 2021/22

See details of the talks below.

The cost will generally be £3 per person for HPS members and £5 per person for non-members, though it may be higher for some speakers, plus £1 for each raffle ticket. The ticket cost will be included in the meeting details for each speaker.

The funds raised go towards the cost of our speakers and improving our future programme as well as towards our raffle prizes (raffle tickets are optional of course). Now that we are back to meeting in this larger hall, we have also taken the opportunity to invest some of the proceeds of last season’s programme into a new projector: being able to show larger clearer images will be of real benefit for our speakers and all of us. 

To book your place/s, please contact do not pay until we have confirmed your reservation. We expect to have enough capacity but if oversubscribed, priority in booking will be given to HPS members in the order of when we received their booking requests and payments.(In the unlikely event that place/s have to be withdrawn, or the talk is cancelled or moved to Zoom, those who’ve booked and paid will be notified by email and, where appropriate, a refund or carry forward of payment arranged.)

14th May 2022. 2.30pm


Dean Peckett,
Passionate Horticulturalist, with 35 years professional experience in practical horticulture. Horticultural advisor, designer, writer and lecturer.

Dean Peckett

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

Dean studied at Askham Bryan and Merrist Wood college whilst undertaking an apprenticeship at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire and Sheffield Parks. Dean then spent 20 years working for the Royal Horticultural Society in the role of Garden Manager and Garden Superintendent at RHS Wisley and RHS Harlow Carr specialising in garden team management, horticultural training, garden design, RHS shows advisory and media. In more recent times Dean managed Fort Belvedere, Crown Estate in Berkshire for 10 years and then relocated to South Wales 2 years ago to work for Arne Maynard Garden Design. Dean now manages his own Garden Advisory & Design business. Dean is an experienced lecturer and passionate gardener.

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