January 21, 2017



30th Anniversary Celebration in 2014
The Hardy Plant Club is an informal group of plant enthusiasts that was founded in 1984. We meet monthly, January to October, to visit gardens, take botanical excursions and attend lectures and slide shows on botanical and horticultural topics. Our focus is on hardy ornamental plants and on native plants and the habitats in which they grow. We have about 200 members.

    We publish a quarterly newsletter that contains articles on various plant-related topics as well as a schedule of events. We also have an Email List-serve to communicate with  members about upcoming events and issues.

   We have a plant sale in late summer at some interesting locale in northern Vermont with a wide variety of plants donated by our members and local nurseries. The proceeds of the sale go toward speaker fees and hall rentals, etc.

   We hold an annual meeting/potluck in October to review the year, to discuss future programs and to fill the positions of newsletter editor, secretary/treasurer and program committee.

Marshfield Garden Tour 2016


Programs for 2017

January: Wildflowers of the Grand Tetons.  Picture presentation by Sarah Salatino, owner of Full
Circle Gardens - a perennials nursery in Essex, VT.  Saturday, 1/28 at 1:30 pm, in the Hayes Room at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, VT.  Open to the public.

February: Invasive Earthworms in our Gardens.  Talk by UVM soil scientist Prof. Josef Gorres.
Saturday, 2/25, 1:30 pm at the Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier, VT.  Open to the public.

March: Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll.  Illustrated talk by Suzanne Dworsky, landscape architect and photographer.  Saturday, 3/25, 1:30 pm.  Hayes Room, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street,
Montpelier, VT.  Open to the public.

June: visits to wholesale flower farm, and retail greenhouse.  Roxbury, VT

July: Garden tour in Johnson/Hyde Park, VT 

August: Botanical outing via boat on the Winooski River.

August: Plant and Book Sale.

September: Guided tour of Shelburne Farms.

September: Botanical outing to White River Ledges Natural Area.

October: Annual Meeting with guest speaker.  


Western Maidenhair Fern, Browns Ledges


        To take part in these horticultural and botanical adventures join the


   Hardy Plant Club of Northern Vermont


   by e-mailing Robin at hardyplantclubvt@gmail.com


  Our dues are $10.00 per year


January 16, 2016

Kate Brook Nursery tour 2015

                                                                 Programs for 2016

January: Azaleas and Rhododendrons: Investigation of  the Cold-Hardiness of Eastern North America Native Species - by UVM horticulture professor emeritus Norman Pellett.  Saturday 1/30, 10:30-12:30 at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier.  Open to the public.

February: Two Weeks Botanizing in Washington State and a Special Trip to Vancouver Island, July 2015 - Cadys Falls co-owner Don Avery is the speaker. Saturday, 2/20, 1:00-3:00 at Waterbury Senior Center, 14 Stowe St., Waterbury.  Open to the public.

MarchNew Flora of Vermont Book Release - Author Art Gilman will talk on his new book.  Saturday, 3/19, 1:00-3:00 at the Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier.  Open to the public.

May: Spring Garden Tours in Jericho and Underhill, and Hinesburg.

June: Botanical Outing in Green Mt. National Forest in eastern Addison County.

July: Garden Tour in Marshfield and Calais.  Also, Invasive Worm show and tell in Huntington.  

August: Annual Plant and Book Sale.  Botanical outing in serpentine rock area.        

September: Nursery tour in Elmore

October: Annual Meeting



To take part in these horticultural and botanical adventures join the


   Hardy Plant Club of Northern Vermont


   by e-mailing Robin at hardyplantclubvt@gmail.com


  Our dues are $10.00 per year



January 10, 2015

UVM Pringle Herbarium tour, February 2014


PROGRAMS for 2015






January: Talk on incorporating Native Plants for Native Pollinators in the Landscape,
in Vergennes

February: Talk on Gardens of England and Scotland, in Montpelier

March: Talk on Vermont's Rare Plants; their status, threats, and successes,
in Montpelier

April: New England Wildflower Society's annual Northern Gardening Symposium
at VTC, in Randolph

May:  Spring wildflower walk, in Charlotte.

June: Rhododendron collection tour, and conifer nursery tour, in Wolcott

July: Botanical walk at Alburgh Dunes State Park.

August: Garden tour in Goshen.  Club's Annual Plant and Book Sale

October: Annual Meeting and get-together





 To take part in these horticultural and botanical adventures join the

   Hardy Plant Club of Northern Vermont

   by e-mailing Robin at hardyplantclubvt@gmail.com

  Our dues are $10.00 per year


January 11, 2014

Wetland Walk at Missisquoi NWR 2013


Programs for 2014

February:  Pringle Herbarium tour at the University of Vermont

March: Talk on Italian Gardens and wild spaces in Montpelier.

April:  Botanical illustration workshop and the New England Wildflower Society’s annual Northern Gardening Symposium at Vermont Technical College.
Hepatica

May:  Spring garden tours in Morrisville, East Montpelier and Woodstock.

June:  Botanic walk to fens and rich woods in Brookfield.

July:  Guided garden tour in Moretown.

August:  Annual Club plant sale and 30th Anniversary Gathering,
and botanical outing via canoe/kayak on the Laplatte River in Shelburne.

September:  Garden tour in Tinmouth area.

October:  Annual Meeting.




  To take part in these horticultural and botanical adventures join the
   Hardy Plant Club of Northern Vermont
   by e-mailing Robin at hardyplantclubvt@gmail.com
  Our dues are $10.00 per year



January 3, 2013

The Decker's Garden near Lake Willoughby, Vt
  
Programs for 2013

January: Digital Photography for Botanists and Gardeners - A Talk in Montpelier
February: White Magic: A Vermont Garden in Winter - A Talk in Montpelier
March: Life Above the Clouds: The Alpine Zone of New England
     and New York - A Talk in Montpelier
April: The New England Gardening Symposium - co-sponsored 
     with the New England Wildflower Society at VTC in Randolph
May: Open Garden Tour of Magnolias
June: Photographing Plants in the Field - A Workshop 
   and Garden Tours in Montpelier,  Charlotte and Ferrisburgh
July: Annual Plant Sale and Potluck Dinner.
August: Garden Tours in Randolph
September: Botanical Walk in Grand Isle
October: Annual Meeting with Speaker and Refreshments



     To take part in these horticultural and botanical adventures join the
   Hardy Plant Club of Northern Vermont
   by e-mailing Dorothy at hardyplantclubvt@gmail.com
  Our dues are $10.00 per year


December 5, 2011

A Garden Visit in New Hampshire

Programs for 2012
Cypripedium acaule
Pink Ladyslipper Orchid

January:   'Wetland Trees, Shrubs and Herbaceous Plants 
          for the Home Landscape'  in Montpelier
February:   'Asian Arctic Alpine Plants'  in Montpelier
March:   'Berm Gardening - Creating Low-Maintenance 
        Woodland Gardens'  in Montpelier
April:  The New England Gardening Symposium -  co-sponsored with 
       the New England Wildflower Society at VTC in Randolph
May:  Spring flower and botany walk on Eagle Mt. in Milton
June:  Garden tours in New London and Newbury, NH
July:  Garden tour in the St. Johnsbury area
August:  Plant sale in East Hardwick
Sept:  Mushroom and Fungi walk
October:  Annual meeting and slideshow in Montpelier



     To take part in these horticultural and botanical adventures join the
   Hardy Plant Club of Northern Vermont
   by e-mailing Dorothy at hardyplantclubvt@gmail.com
  Our dues are $10.00 per year