January 10, 2018

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.

Shelburne Farms garden tour 2017

Programs for 2018

January:  Epimediums: Jewels of the Shade.  Saturday, 1/20, at 1:30pm.  Talk by Karen Perkins of 
Garden Vision Nursery in Templeton, Massachusetts.  Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, VT.  Open to the public.

February:  Botanizing Across Northern England.  Saturday, 2/24, at 1:30pm.  Talk by UVM botany professors Cathy Paris and Dave Barrington.  Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, VT.  Open to the public.

March:  Whitetails and Woodlands: Seeking the Right Balance.  Deer Overabundance, Native Plants and Forest Regeneration in the Northeast.  Saturday, 3/31, at 1:30pm (note the date change).  Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, VT.  Talk by botanist Tom Rawinski of the U.S. Forest Service.  Free and open to the public.  More information is in the Articles of Interest: Whitetails and Woodlands.

May:  Late-spring tour of two gardens in Montpelier.

June:  Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park outing in Hubbardton.

July: Herb Farm tour in Hyde Park.

August: Early August botany paddle on Clyde River in Charleston.  Late August botanical outing at
Mississiquoi National Wildlife Refuge.  Annual Plant and Book Sale.

September: Garden tour in Tunbridge.

October:  Annual Meeting with guest speaker.

Grass-of-parnassus and Kalm's Lobelia
at White River Ledges outing

        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