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Our members tell us they are healthier and happier from plants and gardening


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Our members tell us that plants and gardening improve their physical and mental health, they feel happier and healthier as a result.

We want everyone to experience plants and gardening and lead a better life.


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Welcome to readers of Hortus Magazine


At the Hardy Plant Society, we strive to bring the joy of plants and gardening to everyone.


  • The Hardy Plant Society is committed to cultivating a world where people and plants thrive together
  • We envision a future where gardening and the joy of plants are integral to every life, enriching our communities, enhancing our well-being, and conserving our planet
  • We aim to inspire both the public and our members to discover, learn, and grow with us, fostering a shared appreciation for and understanding of the essential role of plants in our world
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What are your


Membership Benefits?


In return for your support, we provide you with:


  • Our prestigious magazine The Hardy Plant, twice a year
  • Our Newsletter three times a year
  • Access all areas of our website
  • Access to our plant library and seed distribution scheme
  • Access to join one of our many local HPS groups
  • Access to join our six special interest groups (Galanthus, Hardy Geraniums, peony, Pulmonaria, Ranunculacae, Shade and Woodland plants, and Variegated plants)
  • Free plant advice
  • A discount on all our booklets
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Official Publications


The HPS produces three periodicals during the year, and has a range of booklets available. Members receive a year's worth of The Journal and the Newsletter as part of their membership. Cornucopia has an additional fee, as do the booklets.


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The Hardy Plant
The Hardy Plant is published twice a year and sent free to members, bringing articles from experts such as Bob Brown and Val Bourne. Each edition provides a wealth of knowledge into plants and gardening, with all the content being original and exclusive to the HPS.
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The Newsletter
The Newsletter is where all the news within the HPS is published. It is published 3 times a year and includes news for members, events, updates from our President and Chair, articles, competitions and introductions to people to who run the HPS.
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Cornucopia
Published twice a year, Cornucopia is a digest of articles from the newsletters of HPS local and specialist groups. Anyone, including non-members, may subscribe.

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Our group has excellent talks which touch on plants other than hardy perennials which I always enjoy. I have learnt a great deal which has enhanced my time in the garden and my love and appreciation of plants. I enjoy the Journals and am very happy to be an HPS member. From J. T. in Rutland.
The HPS meetings are something that I look forward to every month, with the possibilities for purchasing interesting plants, visiting gardens and enjoying the company of other keen gardeners is very enjoyable, especially as I live on my own. It is a real pleasure. From J. H. in Sussex
The HPS has completely changed the way I approach gardening, opening me up to plants I never knew existed and had never thought of growing. All my friends who have benefited from all the plants I have grown over the years would I am sure, like to thank you for all your hard work. From T.M. in Powys
My garden wouldn’t be what it is now without my enriching forty-year membership of the HPS. It has been central to my gardening life – discovering plants, making friends, memorable outings, trips and Autumn weekends. From A. P. in Essex
I would be lost without the HPS and the people I have met through the society. The knowledge I have gained both by talking to fellow members and speakers is incalculable. The meetings are usually a place of joy for me. From R.B. in Lincolnshire

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    knowledge on garden plants and their cultivation through our website, and via our publications The Hardy Plant and Cornucopia.

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    for gardeners to meet and exchange knowledge via our many local groups, and our annual lecture day.

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    the physical and mental health of gardeners.

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    as a means to improve the environment.

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    Join the


    Hardy Plant Society


    Membership options from £10/year


    from
    £17/year
    per person
    from
    £19/year
    2 people at the same address
    from
    £10/year
    per person, with student ID