A group of around 60 IGPS members recently enjoyed an exciting visit to the garden of Conrad McCormick in Ballycastle (see @thatbotanicguy on Instagram). A lush, tropical-looking oasis in what is a largely exposed location. Conrad grows a vast range of plants, including a plethora of succulents which many visitors remarked upon. See some highlights below courtesy of Maeve Bell and Andrew Gee. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Audrey O'Kane, member of IGPS and previous volunteer for our website and social media, who has graduated from CAFRE (Greenmount) as the top student and is the recipient of the Alpine Garden Society sponsored trophy for best plantsperson. After her summer apprenticeships at the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh and Jan Ravensberg's nursery, Audrey will be departing for Nottingham Trent University where she will complete a top-up year for a BSc degree. Good luck Audrey on your future studies!
Audrey is pictured here receiving the AGS Award from Pat Crossley, Show Secretary of the AGS Ulster group. ... See MoreSee Less