Seed Exchange is open and Seed Donation Form available. Download form Late ripening seeds may be submitted up to January 7, but the forms must be in by October 31 for inclusion in the catalog.

Friday, August 10 to August 21

England Trip - East Anglica

Windmills and lavender fields, historic abbeys and castles, a beautiful coastline and the watery, man-made landscape of the Broads. . .where can a traveler find all of this? In East anglia, of course, the destination for the HPS overseas summer tour. Join us for a trek through Norfolk and Suffolk, a beautiful garden-rich area of England.

East Anglia is one of the driest parts of the United Kingdom, and as such, it offers us, as gardeners in an increasingly unpredictable environment, a chance to see how English gardeners approach the subject of sustainability. The garden list includes 23 gardens in all, plus the atmosphere of some of England's oldest and most charming small cities - Norwich and Bury St Edmonds

We will visit the grandest of houses, Sandringham, the Norfolk retreat of the Queen, as well as the quaintest of private gardens such as Moverons. Will Giles, who will speak at this year's March Into Spring, will welcome us to The Exotic Garden, and we will stop at the East Rushton Old Vicarage. We will see sculpture amid the plantings at Gibberd Garden, walk the lovely grounds of Beth Chatto's Gardens, as well as Bressingham Gardens and Hyde Hall Gardens. We also will have time to explore the city after visiting the Cambridge Botanical Gardens.

Our group will gather at Heathrow on August 11, 2012, for a ten-night tour. Our three hotels have been chosen for comfort and regional atmosphere, all affordable three-star hotels. Two are located in historic small cities, and the third is outside the city and offers a pool and exercise facilities.

The land portion of this trip is 1340 GBP (plus 300 GBP for a single room).
Included: ground transportation, hotel, tour guide, garden fees, all breakfasts, and 9 of 10 dinners.
For more information please contact info@hardyplant.org.

Saturday, August 18, 10:00 am

Visit to Glenn Meyers' Garden

Native Plant SIG-Beverly Fitts

Visit Glenn Meyers' garden in Maple Glen, PA.  Are you bored with coneflowers and foamflowers? Would you like a native plant garden, but aren't sure how your neighbors would react to it? Then this Native SIG meeting is for you

See how HPS/MAG member Glenn Meyer has surrounded himself with a diverse community of plants and animals in his controlled suburban garden.  Check out his native shrubs, including Cornum amomum; Myrica Pensylvanica; Ilex decidua, Rosa palustris; sand many others. Bask in the golden glow of the Solidago graminifolia blooming in his mini-meadow, and retreat into the cool shade of his woodland.

Later, join a discussion of little known native plants.Bring a sample of your most interesting or unusual native plant. Tell us what makes it special to you and how it behaves in your garden. Learning from each other is one of the great benefits of the Hardy Plant Society.

RSVP to Beverly Fitts, beverlyfitts@verizon.net.

Saturday, August 25, 9 am to 2 pm

HPS Fall Gardeners' Market

Freedoms Foundation, 1601 Valley Forge Rd, Phoenixville, PA
Directions to Freedom Foundation


Volunteers Needed - It takes a team to stage this large event. We need volunteers to assist with setup and cleanup, parking, membership, and plant park. For more information, to receive a vendor application, or to volunteer, please email to info@hardyplant.org.
Directions to Freedom Foundation

Monday, August 27, 6:30 pm

Board Meeting

@Sharee Solow's home