Gardens Open for National Garden Scheme NI

Gardens Open For Charity in Northern Ireland in 2024   The booklet detailing the open gardens can now be viewed at the link below, courtesy of NGS NI. https://ngs.org.uk/app/uploads/2024/02/ni_2024.pdf  

Visit to Kevin Begley’s Coolwater Garden – BOOKING OPEN

Visit to Kevin Begley’s Coolwater Garden Saturday 20th of April 2.00pm – 4.00pm Fedamore, County Limerick, V35 YN29   Coolwater is the garden of fellow IGPS Member, Kevin Begley.  It is an artistically designed garden on only half an acre and steps to the beat of a different drum.  It has a wonderful Water Garden, many, many […]

IGPS AGM Weekend Booking 2024

Booking is now open for the IGPS AGM and garden visits in County Down on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of May 2024. Find more information and book your tickets here – http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/igps-agm-18th-19th-may-2024-tickets-752806092287?aff=oddtdtcreator Image courtesy of Barbara Kelso

A New Snowdrop – Galanthus ‘Patrick Tobin’

A very special snowdrop, which has recently been named for IGPS member, former IGPS Chair (2012-2016) and regular contributor to our newsletter, Paddy Tobin. Galanthus plicatus ‘Patrick Tobin’. It is a form of Galanthus plicatus which arose naturally as a seedling in the renowned Primrose Hill Gardens and was selected by Robin Hall, who decided […]

New Irish Heritage Plant Collection at Holywood College

New Irish Heritage Plant Collection at Holywood College (L-R – Billy McCone, Joanna Loane, Nichola Monk and Helen McAneney) “Joanna Loane is adding to SERC’s Holywood Campus garden, with native Irish plants and Irish Cultivars” Aspiring to start an Irish Heritage Plant collection at the South Eastern Regional College (SERC) campus garden in Holywood, Co. […]

Naming A New Snowdrop!

At the annual Snowdrop Gala in County Carlow, regular attendees are Brian and Betty Duncan, making the trip South year after year. February 3rd 2024 saw Brian celebrate a significant milestone, his 90th birthday, and to mark the occasion on January 26th a snowdrop was presented to Brian and Betty to bring them both into […]