Welcome to The Hardy Plant Society North East Group

The group is for those interested in plants and gardening in north east England.

The North East Group of the Hardy Plant Society covers areas including Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Durham.

Our new programme for September 2022 – May 2023 will be added soon. Please check back for updates.

We currently have a waiting list for membership  – please see the membership section for an application form or get in touch. 


The Hardy Plant Society was formed in 1957, its aims are to promote the use of hardy herbaceous perennials and to ensure garden worthy plants do not disappear from cultivation.

The North East Group is one of more than 40 local groups throughout the country.

Guide to our website

See our Programme for upcoming meetings, coffee mornings garden visits and bus trip. For a quick look check out the Upcoming Events panel and Calendar.

Check our News for latest updates regarding HPS.

Event Write-ups lets you take a look at an archive of our previous talks and garden visits, many now with extra photos.

Jottings from Bolam is our chairman Heather Russell’s musings from her glorious garden in Bolam, Northumberland.

See also our recommended Nurseries and our Members’ Gardens.

Hardy Planters enjoying a tour of Heather Russell's garden.
Hardy Planters enjoying a tour of Heather Russell’s garden.