The Group was formed in 1992 and it has grown steadily since then. We now have members from several countries. The aims of the Pulmonaria Group include:
- keeping our members supplied with relevant information on pulmonarias both in this country and abroad;
- providing opportunities to acquire pulmonarias, which may not be readily available;
- sharing our knowledge and experiences of growing pulmonarias.
Each year we aim to hold a Pulmonaria Day, which incorporates our AGM. This usually takes place in April. The venue changes each year in order to try and cater for members from most parts of the UK. Whenever possible, we try to invite members from the local HPS Group of the area to participate in our Pulmonaria Days.
Pulmonaria Group Meeting and AGM 2024
The Group 2024 meeting will be on 13th April at Ravensthorpe Village Hall, near Coton in Northamptonshire. The meeting will include a talk by Joe Sharman who was heavily involved with the Pulmonaria Group in its early days. In the afternoon there will be a visit to Coton Manor and Nursery close by. All HPS members and guests are welcome. For a booking form please contact the membership Secretary.
Pulmonaria Group Meeting and AGM 2023
The Group will meet on Saturday April 15th in Norwell village Hall in Nottinghamshire. As well as the AGM and plant sales, there will be a talk by Dr Andrew Ward of Norwell Nursery. In the afternoon the Group will visit Norwell Nursery and garden with the opportunity to see Norwell’s large collection of Pulmonarias.
An annual subscription fee is charged for membership of the Pulmonaria Group. The current rates are:
- UK Members: £6.00 for single membership,
- £7.50 for two members at the same address
- Overseas Members: £8 for members wishing to receive a paper copy of the Newsletter or
- £5 for those willing to have newsletters sent electronically
In addition, as the Pulmonaria Group is registered with the Hardy Plant Society, our members are required to belong to the national HPS. UK Members pay their subscriptions directly to the Group’s Membership Secretary.
Overseas members send their group subs together with their national subs to the HPS Administrator.
Members receive two copies of the Group Newsletter per year – one in the spring and one in the autumn.
We usually ask for contributions towards the cost of our Pulmonaria Days and group members are given reduced rates.
If you’d like to join us and live in the UK, please download the application form (pulm_application ) fill it in and post to the address on the form. Don’t forget to send a cheque payable to The Pulmonaria Group
NB: Your membership details will be filed on computer and kept as hand-written records solely for the administration purposes of the Group. If you object to this please contact the Hon. Secretary.