public events

Public Delivery Service Temporarily on Hold

Thank you all so much for your support during this difficult time – it’s really appreciated! We have been overwhelmed by the response received to our public delivery service. We are running with a very scaled down team and are working tirelessly to keep up with demand. In order for us to be able to fulfil our existing orders we will be temporarily suspending new orders, but please fear not, we will resume our service after the Easter weekend on Wednesday 15th. Thank you so much for bearing with us – we will be back soon! The HG Team

A colourful display of some of our plants including Geums

Public Plant Delivery Service

With the onset of Coronavirus our first two public open weekends have had to be cancelled – booooooo!! On a positive note, we’re hoping you all still want a slice of How Green right? As of 30th March, we will be offering a ‘contact-less’ delivery service straight to your door. Those of you on our public mailing list will receive an irresistible updated weekly list. (If you aren’t, simply register with us through the website by signing up to our Pubic Events Newsletter.) Email us your order, pay by BACS and we’ll deliver to your dedicated drop off point – simples! We have a huge range of plants including perennials, grasses, alpines, shrubs, trees, tropical, patio plants and herbs. ****We also have some fantastic special offers!!****If your plant knowledge is limited, we’ll also be offering ‘plant collections’ – cottage country garden, contemporary, shade, dry, edible herbs – we’ll cover all bases and hand pick the best varieties for your specific aspect. Gardening could be the tonic we all need in these difficult times! Plenty of fresh air and great for the body and soul! Stay safe and well everyone. From all at How Green

Photo of head gardener Steve Edney amongst pink Dahlias

Our Winter (well Spring!) Lecture No.2

Following on from our sell-out showing of Piet Oudolf’s film ‘Five Seasons’ before Christmas, we are delighted to announce our next lecture. We are hosting a talk by Steve Edney, Head Gardener of The Salutation in Sandwich at Hever Golf Club on Thursday 12th March, 8pm start. Tickets are now on sale for £6.50 (strictly in advance only). Tickets are selling fast and can be ordered through our Eventbrite page – please follow the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-by-steve-edney-head-gardener-of-the-salutation-sandwich-tickets-95634008895 There is food (not included in ticket price) & a bar from 7pm. Please contact us for the food menu. The Salutation Gardens are widely recognised as amongst the finest in the country and in 2019 they were awarded RHS Partner Garden status, making them part of an elite and exclusive club.  A plant lover’s paradise, designed in 1912 by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, the 3.7 acres are divided into a series of symmetrical “rooms”.  The planting style is a dynamic infusion of old and new.    After 70 or so years of good order, the gardens fell into disrepair through a series of owners. In 2005, with new owners and a new Head Gardener at the helm, a huge restoration project was undertaken for both the house and the gardens.  With armfuls of research and spade in hand, Steve Edney set about creating the garden we see today, built upon the bones of the original, but with the planting itself allowed to develop creatively and spontaneously.

Christmas Pop-Up Plant Shop 2019

Come along to our first ever festive open week! Our Christmas Pop-Up Plant Shop will be open to the public and trade from Monday 16th – Friday 20th December. Doors open from 9am-5pm each day. Searching for that last minute gift? We’ll have a selection of Christmas bulb baskets filled with winter and spring favourites, as well as hyacinths, daffodils and snowdrops, hellebores, potted bulbs, seasonal shrubs, How Green Nursery gift vouchers, festive decorations for wreaths and garlands, Christmas refreshments and plenty of Christmas cheer!

Photo of the designer Piet Oudolf with naturalistic planting in the background

How Green Winter Lectures – join us for a horticultural special treat!

****** SOLD OUT ****** For our first How Green Winter Lecture of the season, we are delighted to announce we will be screening the highly acclaimed film by Thomas Piper – Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf on 27th November 2019 at Hever Golf Club. Tickets on sale for £8.50. Spaces are limited. An immersive and meditative documentary that reveals how the world famous, revolutionary landscape designer, Piet Oudolf, up-ends our conventional notions of nature, public space and ultimately, beauty itself. Examples of his work include The High Line in New York and Hauser & Wirth in Somerset. The Times – With his floppy silver hair and gentle zeal, Oudolf is like a botanical David Attenborough. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian – This intriguing doc details the maverick landscape gardener’s visions in all their florid glory.

Last How Green Public Open weekend for 2019

Roll up, roll up folks! Take this opportunity to visit a strictly trade only nursery and growers to the Chelsea Flower Show. We are welcoming all on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September – including little ones and well behaved doggies. Join us to purchase some of our beautiful plants and eat homemade cake and drink tea in our gorgeous nursery garden. We only open three times a year and this is your final chance to come and visit us in 2019! September is a great time to plant, not only for late season colour for this year but for enhancing the garden for next year. The ground will be warm, encouraging plants to develop healthy root systems before the onset of Winter. Feel free to bring some clear skies and sunshine too please!

We hope for the return of our PUBLIC OPEN WEEKENDS in 2021

We are a wholesale nursery, growing and supplying plants to the horticultural professions. However, we also hold a series of open weekends, just three times a year, where we are open to the general public. These events are usually in April, June and September. 

Unfortunately, due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, we were not able to hold these events in 2020 but hope they will return in some form for 2021. For instance, we held a pop-up at the nursery during September which proved very popular.

Normally, on our PUBLIC OPEN DAYS all are welcome to view and purchase plants and enjoy tea and cake in the garden.

We also host regular talks and group visits throughout the year, but again these have been put on hold for the meantime.

To keep up with the latest info on the nursery, please check our Public News page or subscribe to our Public Events Newsletter. 

Thank you, from the team at How Green.

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