Aims of Society

  • We take the lead in researching, finding and propagating Irish plants to ensure their survival
  • We research great Irish gardens and garden history
  • We have a hands-on role in a number of garden restoration projects
  • We actively promote Irish horticulture, with recognition for our exhibits at major international shows, including the Chelsea Flower Show
  • Last but not least, we enjoy Irish gardens through regular talks, lectures, workshops and garden visits
Primulas, such as ‘Dark Rosaleen’ grow very well in Irish conditions but without a society such as the IGPS they can easily be lost to cultivation and our gardens would be the poorer for such a loss

We maintain close links with other leading gardening groups including: