The first meeting of a new local HPS group in Worcestershire was held on 11th November 1995 in Lecture Room 10 at the Frank Parkinson Centre, Pershore College when Bob Brown spoke about 'Unusual Hardy Perennials". We were delighted to be back for our celebration on Saturday 12th September 2015.
All the comments are from members who attended.
“thoroughly enjoyable event”, “real pleasure to be able to attend”
“Excellent speakers”, “all the speakers inspiring, thought provoking and amusing”, “Plenty of time between talks to catch up with old friends”
“John Massey calm and laid back”
“Fergus rattling along at 100mph”
“Alistair Bayford's presentation was so refreshingly different from our usual talks”, “A very good choice to bring Alistair to give a different slant on gardening”
Nurseries Cotswold Garden Flowers, Avondale and Brockamin Plants did a brisk trade from registration and through the breaks.
There were displays showcasing group activities over the last 20 years and there is a special commemorative edition Newsletter produced by Jackie Davies and Jan Vaughan. Jackie is a founder member who is still active within the group.
Final comment by a member: “you [Worcestershire Chairman Jan Vaughan] seemed so calm throughout which in turn created a most professional and happy day”