30th Anniversary Celebration in 2014
The Hardy Plant Club of Northern Vermont 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, membership secretary, treasurer and program committee.
Membership is $10.00 per year. To join email Robin at: email@example.com
February 13, 2022
February 14, 2021
Programs for 2021February: Great Public Gardens in Massachusetts. A Virtual Talk given by Judith Irven, professional Vermont horticulturalist. Gardens featured include Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Tower Botanical Gardens, Garden in the Woods, Smith College, and others. This will be a talk via Zoom on Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm. To view, please join the HPC. Info is at the bottom of this page.
March: The Soil Sponge: The Basic Infrastructure that Makes Life on Land Possible. A Virtual Talk by Didi Pershouse, author, educator, and soil sponge expert. https://www.didipershouse.com information on her work. This will be presented via Zoom Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00 pm for HPC members. To view, please join the HPC. Info is at the bottom of this page.
January 27, 2020
|Gardens and model railroad at annual Plant & Book Sale|
Programs for 2020
Instead, the video may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrRJm-yLsQ8
|2019 botanical outing to Sandbar WMA|
January 16, 2019
Zach Woods Herb Farm tour 2018
January: Historic Plants of Vermont: Plants Lost and Found. Talk by State Botanist Aaron Marcus.
Saturday, January 26. Due to meeting space limitation, this talk is for members only. Membership info is at the bottom of this page.
March: Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests. Talk by Dr. Bill Keeton, Forest Ecology and Forestry professor at University of Vermont. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:00. Montpelier Unitarian Church - vestry downstairs, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, VT. Free, and open to the public.
April: The Designer's Way: Creating Landscapes - And a Life - of Beauty and Meaning. Talk by landscape designer, author, and presenter Julie Moir Messervy. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1:00. Montpelier Unitarian Church - vestry downstairs, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, VT. Free, and open to the public.
May: Two Spring gardens tour in Montpelier and Calais, VT.
June: Botanical Outing to cliffs near Lake Willoughby, Westmore, VT.
June: Two-part nursery tour featuring rhododendrons and mountain laurels in Hinesburg.
July: Garden Tour in Adamant//Calais, VT.
August: Tour of two Cut Flower Farms, Bethel, VT.
August: Annual Plant and Book Sale, with Pot Luck. Huntington, VT.
September: Botanical Outing to Sandbar Wildlife Management Area, Milton, VT.
October: Annual Meeting, and Program: The Beth Chatto Gardens.
|Clyde River Botanical Outing - 2018|
January 10, 2018
|Shelburne Farms garden tour 2017|
Programs for 2018
Mississiquoi National Wildlife Refuge. Annual Plant and Book Sale.
September: Garden tour in Tunbridge.
October: Annual Meeting with guest speaker.
January 21, 2017
|Western Maidenhair Fern, Browns Ledges|