THE LINCOLNSHIRE GROUP OF THE HARDY PLANT SOCIETY  


HARDY PLANT SOCIETY

Lincolnshire Group

CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT - Wed 18th March 2020


The Government have announced that we are approaching the fast growth phase of the COVID-19 outbreak and have advised everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel.

William Farr School have subsequently cancelled all room bookings by external organisations until further notice with immediate effect.

The HPS National AGM in Dorset on 28th March has been postponed until Sept.


It is with great disappointment that we have to announce that meetings of the Lincolnshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society are therefore suspended until at least September 2020.


The following events will NOT go ahead...

Monthly Meeting : Tracey Foster - 28th March

Monthly Meeting : Derry Watkins - 25th April

Special Event: Dan Hinkley - 2nd May

Annual Plant Fair - 16th May

Trip to Northamptonshire - 11th June


All Workshops suspended until further notice


Sadly, we also have to announce that we have to cancel our HPS holiday to Herefordshire 22nd to 25th June.


We will of course endeavour to reschedule these events as soon as we are able.

For members who have paid for tickets, your money is held securely in the HPS account and we will arrange for a full refund once it is possible to arrange for cheques to be signed by two signatories which may take some time because of the travel restrictions.. For non-members requiring refunds please contact us with your postal details.


The RHS have also updated their policy and confirmed that all RHS Show events are cancelled up to the end of June 2020. This includes Malvern, Chelsea and Chatsworth. Later shows (eg Hampton Court) may go ahead depending on how the situation develops.

Our planned ‘Gazebo Days’ (Doddington Hall - 3rd May, Normanby Hall - 31st May) are also unlikely to go ahead.

We thank our volunteers who have offered to help with promoting HPS at these events – I’m sure we will take you up on your offers at later events.


Whilst we will not be meeting you face to face in the immediate future please keep checking your emails, the website and Facebook as we will endeavour to keep in touch with everyone and hopefully provide some stimulation for your gardening – at least that is one activity we can still do!

Keep gardening and stay well !









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