Osteospermum ‘Lady Leitrim’

Osteospermum ‘Lady Leitrim’, is an attractive, long-blooming perennial which can flower from late spring all the way through to the autumn. Its daisy-like flowers are blush-white deepening to a lavender-pink as they age while each petal has a blue-mauve back giving a very attractive two-tone effect. The flowers open and close depending on the light. […]

Malus ‘Irish Peach’

There are many wonderful Irish apple varieties; an excellent one is Malus ‘Irish Peach’, sometimes known as M. ‘Early Crofton’ as it is thought to have originated in Sligo as part of the Crofton collection. This is a fine dessert apple described as having fruits that are small and round with a smooth pale yellow […]

The 29th annual conference of the Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust

A date for your diaries: 5-7th October 2023:  The 29th annual conference of the Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust. This year in County Donegal, on the theme ‘Robinsonian Gardening – a living legacy’. Sometimes called ‘the father of the English flower garden’, William Robinson (1838-1935), the Irish gardener, journalist, and publisher, had a profound impact […]


The positions of Vice Chairman, a Munster committee Representative and for a further committee member are currently vacant. Nominations are sought these positions. Nominations may be sent by email to igps.ireland@gmail.com or by post to IGPS, Honorary Secretary, c/o Áine Máire Ní Mhurchú, Croí Áirmid, Slanduff, Walterstown, Navan, Co Meath C15HKD1, to arrive no later than close […]

An Exciting New Initiative

The work of the society in preserving our Irish Heritage Plants (IHPs) is integral to our aims and distinguishes us from other horticultural societies. Over the years members have diligently propagated plants, brought them to our plant sales and spread our IHPs around. Other than the database which records the Dispersed National Collection of IHPs […]